Signature Events

Meet the sales team, learn about Alexandria, have some fun, learn or both. The Visit Alexandria sales team invites you to join us at our upcoming events this year. Network with your peers, build relationships and expand your knowledge. Mark your calendar and contact one of our team members for additional information or to join us...


Visit Alexandria's Annual Breakfast & Blossoms
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 8:30am-10:30am
The National Press Club |
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor | Washington, DC 20045
Contingency Planning: Developing Your Crisis Management Plan       
(CIC Clock Hour Approved)
Join us for this presentation and panel discussion to learn how best to develop a risk assessment profile on the location and venue selected for your event. Risk assessments include attendee safety from terrorism, crime, pandemics & weather, financial viability of the event and liability exposure & insurance. Major takeaways will include:

  • How to developed a risk profile for you event
  • How to create a crisis management plan
  • Discussion on what local and national resources are available to assist you
  • Coordination with safety and law enforcement officials
  • Plan for distributing information to attendees                                               

B&B 2017Gene Lundgren, President of Aquarian, a Shepard Company
Gene has more than 30 years of experience in corporate entertainment and event management. Throughout his career, Lundgren has worked in various interrelated capacities including Audio Recording Engineer, Stage Manager, Line Producer, Account Executive, and Executive Producer. Lundgren has produced and managed events for US & Foreign Governments, major corporations, and international associations, among them Daimler, Nortel, IBM, the American Trucking Associations (ATA), CTIA-The Wireless Association, National Association of Broadcasters and the Food Marketing Institute (FMI).

Lundgren has also produced numerous specialty events, most notably, Hands Across America on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C., military events including several AUSA George Marshall Dinners, and had roles on several Presidential Inauguration events, PAC events, and fundraisers throughout the years. In 2009, Lundgren produced an international press event in Saltillo, Mexico opening a new Daimler plant dedicated by Mexican President Felipe Calderon. In addition, Lundgren has produced shows featuring many top name entertainers including The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, The Eagles, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Keith Urban, Elton John, Phil Collins, Billy Joel, Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy.  Lundgren has also worked with many top speakers including Presidents George H. Bush, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, as well as John Major, Gen. Colin Powell, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf and Bill Gates.

Aquarian was acquired by Shepard Exposition Services, Inc. in 2016. He continues to lead the entertainment division.

By Invitation Only
For information contact Robin Roane | 703.652.5372 |


Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Location: Visit Alexandria | 625 North Washington Street, Suite 400 ~ Alexandria Room
Official Clock Hour Time: 8am-1:30pm

(Continental Breakfast & Lunch provided)
Additional Information
Registration and Pricing

The Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) program provides healthcare meeting compliance stakeholders with the knowledge and experience they need to successfully navigate the increasingly complex pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device regulatory environment. A broad range of healthcare topics including cross-border healthcare compliance, industry trends, global regulations, and compliance, codes, laws and mandates will be covered.

The program is worth 4 clock hours and after completing the intensive, four-hour training, participants will receive a certificate of achievement and hold the HMCC designation for two years.  MPI members enjoy a special price on HMCC.


4th Annual Topgolf Networking Social
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | 5:00pm-8:00pm (Registration begins at 4:30pm)
Topgolf | 6625 S Van Dorn St | Alexandria, VA 22202
(No Golf Experience Required)
By Invitation Only
For information contact Robin Roane | 703.652.5372 |

Join your industry friends and peers for an afternoon of good food, friends and fun. Anyone can play Topgolf, from aspiring pros to those who've never walked 18 holes. All you have to do is swing a club and try to hit your microchipped balls into dartboard-like targets. It's competitive. It's fun. And it's always better with a big group!topgolf

 Here's what planners have to say...
"Great event – as usual, ladies! Thanks so much for making life so fun in this industry!"
Ms. Leslie Zeck, CMP, CMM ~ Director of Meetings, International & American Association for Dental Research