MEC PowerPlay Annual Meeting set for April 30, 2015

MEC PowerPlay Annual Meeting set for April 30, 2015

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Mississippi Economic Council

The Mississippi Economic Council PowerPlay - the 66th Annual Meeting – is set for Thursday, April 30, 2015 at the Jackson Convention Complex and will feature new professional development opportunities for Mississippi business leaders.

MEC has added morning MEC Power Track Sessions for customer service and sales training as well as the MEC Mega Motivation Convocation. MEC PowerPlay will continue to have MEC Policy Boost Sessions, recognition of the STAR Program (Student Teacher Achievement Recognition), and the famous MEC Annual luncheon.

To mark STAR's 50th Anniversary, MEC and the STAR program are looking for all former STAR Students and STAR Teachers. “Celebrating the Past, Embracing the Future” will begin at 10:00 a.m. The program will recognize this year's top performing STAR high school students and their STAR Teachers.

The luncheon Keynote Speaker will be UPS's CEO David Abney, a native of Greenwood, MS. Abney earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Delta State University. He began his career as a part-time package loader while in college and now is the 11th CEO in the 108-year-history of UPS.

MEC PowerPlay Schedule:

Registration – 8:30-9 a.m.

Power Track 1 – 9-9:45 a.m. (Attendee chooses one)

-Power Selling: How to be a Top Sales Professional – Hal Becker

-Golden Nuggets for Exceptional Customer Service – David K. Aaker, IOM

-MEC Policy Boost: Getting Workforce Development to Work – Lonnie P. Taylor

MEC Mega Motivation Convocation – 10-10:30 a.m.

Coach Ken Carter Presents Essential Steps for Life (McComb, MS Native)

Power Track 2 – 10:45-11:30 a.m. (Attendee chooses one)

-Customer Service for People Not Like You – Kelly McDonald

-It's Not What You Sell… It's How You Sell – Victor Antonio

-MEC Policy Boost: Putting the Wheels Back on Infrastructure – Joe McAndrews

Annual Luncheon – 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

-Special Remarks: Governor Phil Bryant

-Keynote Speaker: UPS CEO David Abney (Greenwood, MS Native)

-Special Entertainment: Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual pricing for the event is $78 per person for MEC members and $90 per person for Non-MEC members. There will be no refund on admission.

For more information, to register, or to sponsor please visit


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