It is not just WHO you know in the meetings industry.
It is WHAT you know.

By joining the industry's premier educational, technological and peer interaction resource, you'll stay on the cutting edge of today's constantly changing and challenging meeting environment.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) provides more ways than ever to enhance your professional development and the ability to be cost conscious through:

  • Superior educational programming

  • Timely topical communication

  • Extensive resources

  • Peer interaction


Succeed in Your Career: More than 98 percent of our members tell us that being part of the MPI community aids in their professional success. Learn why:


 The Top 10 Reasons to Join


  1. Connect. Become part of a global community, comprised of 23,000 professionals and decision makers who use the MPI platform for idea exchange, education and for building strong business relationships in the meetings industry.
  2. Be knowledgeable in your field. Stay on top of industry news and the latest trends. As a member you will receive the award-winning magazine ONE+, MPI News and local chapter news. Further you will have access to career enhancement opportunities, online forums and discussions, and local education programs.
  3. Learn. MPI’s professional certification opportunities set the standard for the meetings and events industry and guarantee you receive the best training in the business. As a member, you will be eligible for discounts on local and international education programs.
  4. Continuous education. MPI provides a huge array of online resources and educational options through its website, saving you time and money.
  5. Reach your target audience. Market your business effectively to a local or global meetings audience by utilizing MPI’s marketplace, web and newsletter advertising and various sponsorship opportunities.
  6. Engage. Volunteer and develop your leadership and business skills. Be truly connected to your local community and become a change maker.
  7. Save money and plan your future. MPI offers scholarships towards membership and educational pursuits to its members. Think long-term and map out your road to success.
  8. Get recognized. The MPI RISE Awards - Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence- emphasize transformational change, innovation, global transferability, and industry impact. In addition, MPI GCC recognizes outstanding innovation, involvement, mentoring, and leadership potential at the chapter level with the annual Chinook Award.
  9. Meet face to face. Meet preferred suppliers that have a history of working with MPI members. Your local chapter offers excellent networking events.
  10. Get inspired. Meet industry leaders and reformers and learn about new ways to run your business and about the latest technology to put you ahead of the competition.