Meeting Professionals International Spotlights Amani Roberts
Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest worldwide industry group for the meeting and event community, recently spotlighted member Amani Roberts. Amani shares his first experience in the industry and why he became addicted to it, as well as some of his career highlights and future plans.
“I am excited about growing my company and sharing the art of DJing at meetings and events nationwide. We have an awesome new conference breakout where we help people ignite their creativity by teaching them how to DJ.“
Amani’s road to owning his own company hasn’t always been an easy one, but the risks were certainly worth the rewards.
“The switch from working in the corporate world to being an entrepreneur has been extremely challenging (and rewarding). Whether I earn revenue is 100 percent up to me, and that can be daunting at first. Once I fully grasped this concept, I was able to implement strategies and tactics that allowed me to thrive. I always tell people that it is not easy and very different…but much better.”
Amani joined MPI when a close friend encouraged him to get involved. He immediately joined a committee to get more involved and now serves as vice president of membership.
“We need the ideas, expertise and energy of young professionals to stay relevant and challenge our traditional way of doing business. One of my favorite parts of being our chapter’s VP of membership is going to speak at local universities about MPI and the industry. The energy, curiosity and level of interest from students fills me up for an entire week!”
Amani’s business, The Amani Experience, is a boutique DJ agency providing music at events all over the world.
Read the full interview.