17.3: Meeting Planners International
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Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, MPI provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including 15,000 engaged members. It has nearly 70 chapters and clubs, with members in more than 70 countries worldwide.
Connect the global meeting and event community to learn, innovate, collaborate and advocate.
Leading and empowering the meeting and event community to change the world.
Our Core Values
Focused on People
Our teammates are the heart of our organization and our partnerships and relationships with member volunteers are the keys to our success; therefore, we view people as our most valuable asset. We are responsible for ourselves, and to each other to enrich our communities and sustain our environments and we will strive to develop strong individuals and united teams.
Dedicated to Collaboration
For the betterment of our community and chapters, we commit to share what we do and collaborate without bias or boundaries.
Carried out with Enthusiasm and Passion
We have an unrelenting passion for our members, our industry and our teammates’ success, carried out with personal accountability for our choices and performance.
Committed to Principled Profitability
We re-invest in our mission to serve the needs of our members and our industry. We practice sound business with diligence to remain economically viable.
Empowered by Trust and Integrity
Diversity of thought is considered essential in our community and “intelligent failures” are viewed as a source of growth and development. We are honest and ethical with our team members and the MPI community and we will cultivate discipline and respect in an environment where it is safe to express opinions and take risks.
Our Commitment to Diversity
Respecting diversity is one of MPI’s three Principles of Professionalism. Our aim is to embrace and foster an inclusive business climate of respect for all peoples regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, age, color, sexual orientation, or disability. Read our Principles of Professionalism.
Our Signature Events
World Education Congress (WEC)
Smart Monday at IMEX America
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