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Events

MSPA Americas provides educational and networking opportunities at our various events. This is a great way to engage with your peers and build lasting business relationships.

MSPA Americas Event Calendar

MSPA Communities Webinar
Tuesday, August 22 at 1 pm ET


The "Communities" is MSPA’s newest member benefit and allows you, the provider companies, to communicate with other providers. No shoppers have access to this benefit so you can speak as freely as you deem necessary. Whatever you put into the forum, you will get back. You can check in once a month and reply to a message. Or you can watch each topic and receive notification of new posts and follow up with those.
  • Times are changing too fast – stay up to date on the latest trends, news, etc.
  • Get tips and ideas from your colleagues for how to solve difficult problems
  • Get assistance from colleagues in scheduling those hard to fill shops
  • Wondering how to attract and motivate millennial? Maybe a colleague has some great ideas.
  • Has the IRS come knocking on your door for an audit? Reach out to colleagues to find out the best way to handle such inquiries.
Join us for a 30 minute webinar on the Communities. We will walk through how to access the site, read and reply to posts.


MSPA Legislative Refresher Webinar
Thursday, August 24 at 3 pm ET


Join members from the Legislative Committee and board for an interview with MSPA Americas board member Paul Ryan. The interview will cover a high level overview of existing legislative items including:
  • Defending the mystery shopping business model in the context of tax reform
  • Two pending bills that are problematic to MSPs
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) guidance that expanded the definition of covered employees and mitigating the risk of class-action lawsuits through harmonizing the definition of employee
Join us on for a 30 minute webinar to hear about these updates and how you can support the efforts of MSPA.



October 10 - 12, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



MSPA’s 4th Annual ShopperFest took place in Orlando, June 16-18, and was greatly successful. With nearly 100 Independent Contractors in attendance and just under 40 individuals representing provider companies, the opportunities for networking and growth were numerous!
 
Certification courses were also offered onsite which included two new certifications: Brand Standards Auditing and Banking & Financial Institutions. There were 103 certifications earned during the event! See photos and read comments on the IC Facebook page from those who attended—if you weren’t there, you definitely missed out!

Like Sonya Stewart said, “For someone who is completely new to the mystery shopping community, I cannot rave enough about the MSPA 2017 Conference. I happened across your website and figured I would go to see what it was all about and I'm happy I did. Everyone was so welcoming and patient. Tons of other shoppers gave me some great tips and suggestions. I can't wait for next year to go back!”
 
Next year’s ShopperFest planning is underway. So far, all we can share is that it will be in Dallas, Texas during June. More details will be shared as the event is firmed up. We hope to see you there!

Below you will find information on other MSPA Region events
                                               
MSPA Asia Pacific
November 15 - 17, 2017 - Beijing, China

MSPA Europe
May 29 - 30, 2018 - Algarve, Portugal


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Events

MSPA Americas provides educational and networking opportunities at our various events. This is a great way to engage with your peers and build lasting business relationships.

MSPA Americas Event Calendar

MSPA Communities Webinar
Tuesday, August 22 at 1 pm ET


The "Communities" is MSPA’s newest member benefit and allows you, the provider companies, to communicate with other providers. No shoppers have access to this benefit so you can speak as freely as you deem necessary. Whatever you put into the forum, you will get back. You can check in once a month and reply to a message. Or you can watch each topic and receive notification of new posts and follow up with those.
  • Times are changing too fast – stay up to date on the latest trends, news, etc.
  • Get tips and ideas from your colleagues for how to solve difficult problems
  • Get assistance from colleagues in scheduling those hard to fill shops
  • Wondering how to attract and motivate millennial? Maybe a colleague has some great ideas.
  • Has the IRS come knocking on your door for an audit? Reach out to colleagues to find out the best way to handle such inquiries.
Join us for a 30 minute webinar on the Communities. We will walk through how to access the site, read and reply to posts.


MSPA Legislative Refresher Webinar
Thursday, August 24 at 3 pm ET


Join members from the Legislative Committee and board for an interview with MSPA Americas board member Paul Ryan. The interview will cover a high level overview of existing legislative items including:
  • Defending the mystery shopping business model in the context of tax reform
  • Two pending bills that are problematic to MSPs
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) guidance that expanded the definition of covered employees and mitigating the risk of class-action lawsuits through harmonizing the definition of employee
Join us on for a 30 minute webinar to hear about these updates and how you can support the efforts of MSPA.



October 10 - 12, 2017
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



MSPA’s 4th Annual ShopperFest took place in Orlando, June 16-18, and was greatly successful. With nearly 100 Independent Contractors in attendance and just under 40 individuals representing provider companies, the opportunities for networking and growth were numerous!
 
Certification courses were also offered onsite which included two new certifications: Brand Standards Auditing and Banking & Financial Institutions. There were 103 certifications earned during the event! See photos and read comments on the IC Facebook page from those who attended—if you weren’t there, you definitely missed out!

Like Sonya Stewart said, “For someone who is completely new to the mystery shopping community, I cannot rave enough about the MSPA 2017 Conference. I happened across your website and figured I would go to see what it was all about and I'm happy I did. Everyone was so welcoming and patient. Tons of other shoppers gave me some great tips and suggestions. I can't wait for next year to go back!”
 
Next year’s ShopperFest planning is underway. So far, all we can share is that it will be in Dallas, Texas during June. More details will be shared as the event is firmed up. We hope to see you there!

Below you will find information on other MSPA Region events
                                               
MSPA Asia Pacific
November 15 - 17, 2017 - Beijing, China

MSPA Europe
May 29 - 30, 2018 - Algarve, Portugal
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