MPI Rise Awards

MPI introduced its elevated new awards program at the 2008 World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The new framework that better aligns with the organization's mission to build a global community based on knowledge, relationships and marketplace is supported by the MPI Foundation.

The first of the MPI RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Awards was presented at the 2009 WEC in Salt Lake City, Utah, for organizational achievement.

For more information visit the MPI Awards section.

Canadian Chapters win RISE Award for National Meetings Industry Day at MPI WEC 2013

Canada's eight MPI chapters are this year's winner of Meeting Professional International's RISE (Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence) Award in the category of Community Achievement in Knowledge and Ideas. The RISE Awards presentation and luncheon took place July 22, 2013, during MPI's World Education Congress (WEC) in Las Vegas. The eight chapters were honoured for the annual planning and hosting of National Meetings Industry Day (NMID), which draws in more than 1,000 attendees across the participating cities of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax. Launched 16 years ago, NMID's goal is to raise awareness of the meeting industry within the country and communicate the value of the industry to the broader business community.

Our very own MPI GCC Past President, Cynthia Douwes, CMP, CMM accepted the award on behalf of the Canadian Chapters. "Awarding the Canadian Chapters with this Rise Award is a source of inspiration and affirmation to continue our national quest to be advocates for our industry through events such as NMID" said Cynthia Douwes, CMP, CMM. "