Hi and thank-you for stopping by. I would like to introduce myself: My name is Ray Kopcinski. For 32 years I worked for Million Dollar Round Table. I started out as an Audio Visual Director for 4 years before taking on the role of Director of Creative Services. My next promotion was to Director of Meeting Services where I remained for 23 years before taking on my last position in the company as Senior Director. My bottom to the top rise has given me extensive exposure to ALL of the necessary components involved in successfully planning and executing meetings on a large scale, both domestically and internationally. Average meeting size being anywhere from 4,300 -12,000 people.
Throughout my career I have also served PCMA and the business events industry by volunteering for decades. In 2015 I served as PCMA’s 2015 Chair and 2016 Immediate Past Chair. I am also extremely honored and humbled to be the recipient of the PCMA's Lifetime Achievement Award for 2018.
Planning a large scale meeting can be an overwhelming and daunting task. There is a tremendous amount of detail oriented work that is involved and a mountain of challenges that need to be overcome. In order to have the end result be a successful, smoothly run meeting, all of the necessary components need to be well thought out and executed properly. I have always been an advocate for people thinking outside of the box. Everyone sees things differently and sometimes a fresh perspective is needed. This is where my years of expertise in meeting planning can be used. I will work with your current meeting planning staff and help them realize their own unique talents. Organizing a large meeting is comparable to putting a giant puzzle together. All of the pieces need to be connected correctly. In the end it is a collaborative effort by many hands that gets the job done and reveals the big picture.
Some of the services and support that I am able to provide to organizations include but are not limited to:
I have traveled the world extensively during my meeting planning career and I am able to provide unique insight into various countries and their traditions and culture. You can feel secure that my first hand knowledge will bridge any gap that your organization is trying to overcome.