January 16, 2018

MBI Out-of-Country Excursion

MBI Out-of-Country Excursion 2018

March 1 – 6, 2018
Paradisus La Perla
Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Every three years, the Association plans an extension of the Annual Winter Conference to an out-of-country location.  The 5-night, 6-day conference trip combines business with pleasure, and has long been one of the Association’s most popular activities.  Nearly 100 people went on the last trip to Punta Cana in 2015 and had a great time soaking up the sun and spending time with other construction professionals in a relaxed environment.

The MBI Convention & Travel Committee spent a great deal of time researching various locations for the 2018 excursion and the Paradisus La Perla resort in Playa del Carmen decidedly won the vote.  The choice of going with an adults-only, all-inclusive resort is appealing to many business owners since it cuts down on the expenses incurred by employees while on the conference trip and makes it easier to relax and enjoy unlimited drinks and food while at the resort.  Another reason Paradisus La Perla won the vote was the location itself.  The resort sits on a private bay, adding to its luxury and exclusivity, and Playa del Carmen is one of the top diving destinations in the world, is known for the ancient Mayan ruins nearby and its 5th Avenue area is a tourist favorite.  The 2018 MBI Out-of-Country Excursion is a great incentive trip for construction professionals!

We are excited to announce that MBI’s executive coach of The Leadership Experience, David Rabiner, will be joining us on our trip to Playa del Carmen!  He has put together a new program, Construction Leadership Mastermind Group, to present to attendees of the 2018 Out-of-Country Excursion.  With the help of David, the group will work to develop a leadership model contractors need to create a culture that gives your company the needed advantage to continue to be successful.  Attendees will leave with specific and practical tools that can be taken back to work and implemented immediately. 

MBI’s new education program, combined with organized social activities, is sure to attract an excellent mix of all ages and professional levels from MBI member firms!  PLAN NOW for a great time meeting new people, renewing old friendships and networking in a casual vacation environment.  We hope that you will join us and other MBI members for this unique opportunity to combine business with pleasure.

The registration deadline for the 2018 Out-of-Country Excursion is October 11, 2017.

Please click on the images at the bottom of this page to access the brochure, registration and resort information.  If there are any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Laurie Delmott at (515) 657-4383 or


Thursday, March 1, 2018
Depart for Playa del Carmen, Mexico
6:00 - 7:00 pm MBI Welcome Reception
Friday, March 2, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am Construction Leadership Mastermind Group
Afternoon Free
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 am Golf - Grand Coral Golf Riviera Maya (Optional)
Free Day
Sunday, March 4, 2018
8:00 - 10:00 am Construction Leadership Mastermind Group
Afternoon Free
Monday, March 5, 2018
Free Day
6:00 - 7:00 pm MBI Farewell Reception
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Depart for Iowa


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