Graylyn hosts MPI Carolinas Chapter

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The Meeting Professionals International Carolinas Chapter hosted their January meeting at Graylyn International Conference Center. Over 50 attendees from all over the state stayed overnight at Graylyn. Guests were treated to a Winston-Salem themed welcome that began with historical butler tours of the manor house, a new member mixer in the Grille Room, and various committee meetings and education sessions throughout the house.

MPI Carolinas Chapter January MeetingThe evening’s welcome reception, sponsored in part by Visit Winston-Salem, included a bar in the Persian card room and dinner stations in the living room. The Atlantis room was transformed into party central where guests enjoyed a Winston-Salem themed photo booth with ‘props’ donated by local businesses, beer in the Foothills Brewing Co & Fiddlin’ Fish Brewery themed ‘beer den,’ and a Graylyn themed trivia contest. Each guest received a souvenir flight glass to take home.Wake Forest University’s Demon Deacon, and Winston-Salem Dash’s Bolt made special appearances and mingled with the crowd

On Friday, Mary Tribble, Associate Vice President and Senior Advisor for Engagement Strategies at Wake Forest University, delivered the keynote education session titled “Refresh and Reboot: Meeting Constituents Where They Are to Create Lifelong Engagement.” The session was held in the Mews Conference Room with a ‘Simply Red’ themed break designed to surprise and delight attendees. 

MPI organizers say they were delighted with the accommodations and support they received from Graylyn staff, and attendees left many positive comments about their stay:

“Graylyn went over and above to make attendees feel welcome. One of the best showcasing of a hotel I`ve been to in a long time.”


“This was a very fun meeting and a great venue. I found my room to be very comfortable and the staff was topnotch.”


“I can’t say enough about how great the staff was at Graylyn. Very gracious, accommodating and helpful.”


“Graylyn always does the best job!”

If you are looking for a unique venue to hold your next meeting or convention, consider Graylyn International Conference Center. The rare mix of our historic setting combined with modern amenities and staff who will attend to even the tiniest of details make Graylyn the ideal location for your next event. If you are interested in hosting your next event at Graylyn, or would like more information, please contact sales@graylyn.com.


We would like to thank Visit Winston-Salem for co-sponsoring the event. It’s partnerships like these that make our city a wonderful place to live, work and play.