MPINCC & you made history in 2016-2017.

Today, June 30, 2017, marks my final day as President of the history-making, record-setting, off-the-charts-amazing MPI Northern California Chapter, and the final day of this 2016-2017 program year, an epic year to Rise and Shine and Educate, Engage, IGNITE!

‘Tis the highest honour to serve as the 37th President of this United State of MPINCC, […]

Memory of the Heart: MPINCC Gala 2017 Super Stars.

“La reconnaissance est la mémoire du coeur / Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” (Jean Massieu)

Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) Annual Gala & Silent Auction at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco on 06.06.17, was a night to Celebrate. Together. the achievements of the 2016-2017 program year, a year of firsts and […]

Thanks & ever thanks: MPINCC ACE 2017 All Stars.

“I can no answer make, but thanks, and thanks, and evermore thanks.” (William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night)

Heralding heartfelt gratitude for many months and countless hours dedicated and devoted to design and deliver the Meeting Professionals International Northern California Chapter (MPINCC) 29th Annual Conference & Expo (ACE) on 03.09.17, MPINCC President Marilee Sonneman, CMP, DMCP, is […]

Peace, love, joy.

“We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels. We shall see the sky sparking with diamonds.” (Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya)

Reflecting on the journey of 2016 — literal, of course, but also emotional, spiritual, personal, professional. And the “transformative experience” of one long good-bye, a final farewell. Grateful and thankful for: Blessings and bruises. […]

The most wonderful time of the year.

Joy, peace and prosperity to clients, colleagues, friends and family in this holiday season and in the year ahead. Happiest Holidays to you and yours!

With gratitude and thanks from all of us at Spotlight Events.

Photo © Paul Enrico Kostadimas


Hope smiles from the threshold.

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come.”*

As an extraordinary year ends and a new year begins, we at Spotlight Events raise our glass in profound gratitude to you, our clients, colleagues, friends and family. Cheers to a happy, healthy, hopeful 2014!

Photo © Orange Photography




*Alfred, […]

Thanksgivings for the golden hours.

And let these altars, wreathed with flowers / And piled with fruits, awake again / Thanksgivings for the golden hours (John Greenleaf Whittier, “For an Autumn Festival”)

Happy Thanksgiving to our clients, colleagues, friends and family … may your day be golden!

With hearts full of gratitude from all of us at Spotlight Events.

Dream, believe, achieve.

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” (William Arthur Ward)

With wholehearted gratitude to clients, colleagues, family, and friends for the achievements and experiences of 2012, we at Spotlight Events anticipate the opportunities and challenges ahead. Happy New Year 2013 from our team to […]

Annus mirabilis.

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” (Henry David Thoreau, Walden)

Our founder Marilee’s motto is: “Find your purpose. Follow your passion. Forge your path.” We find our purpose, follow our passion, […]