Prepping for China and Tech-ing in Cincinnati

It’s shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for our MPG team, so we thought we’d share just a bit of what we’re up to at the moment.

We’re now moving full-steam ahead with creating a Broadway-caliber revue of American music to be performed as the Cincinnati showcase at the World Choir Games this summer in Shaoxing, China.

The World Choir Games, for those who aren’t familiar with them, are billed as the Olympics of choral music, with choirs from around the world converging for two weeks of competition and camaraderie. In 2012, Cincinnati will be the first American city ever to host the games.

But first, there’s Shaoxing! When the 2010 games take place there, Cincinnati will be represented in a spectacular intended to give attendees a preview of what’s to come. MPG is working with the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau and other city leaders to create a show celebrating the rich history of American music and the influence it has had on music worldwide.

We’re crafting the show from start to finish with world-class writers and musicians, and currently are interviewing choreographers. Next up: auditions for singers/dancers in Cincinnati and NYC. Make sure to check back at our blog, where we’ll be documenting all the fun.

MPG is so proud to be bringing the spirit of American music and Cincinnati’s spirit of camaraderie not just to China but to World Choir Games attendees from across the globe. More soon on this exciting project!

Closer to home, our team is hard a work putting the finishing touches on the TechOlympics Expo 2010, which will bring Greater Cincinnati’s  brightest technology minds together with business leaders in the technology field.

MPG is handling all logistics for this three-day competition, which takes place March 5-7 and is presented by INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, a non-profit collaborative of regional businesses and educators dedicated to promoting careers in the local technology industry.

Pre-qualified students from the Cincinnati/Dayton/Northern Kentucky region will participate in events ranging from today’s most popular video game challenges to programming-based competitions designed to showcase their knowledge and skill in technology-related endeavors.  It culminates with presentation of the INTERalliance cup, awarded to the school whose team earns the highest number of points across the full range of technology-based events.

We’re so excited to be working with the best and brightest IT minds our region has to offer, bringing them opportunities to showcase their talents and seizing the opportunity to learn from them as well! This incredible event is sponsored by several amazing companies, including Procter & Gamble and Kroger.

Check back soon for more MPG news!