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 more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries.

Our Mission: Connect the global meeting and event community to learn, innovate, collaborate and advocate.

Our Vision: Leading and empowering the meeting and event community to change the world.

Our Core Values: Focused on People; Carried out with Enthusiasm and Passion; Empowered by Trust and Integrity; Dedicated to Collaboration; and Committed to Principled Profitability

Key Contacts

Paul Van Deventer, President and CEO

Darren Temple, Chief Operating Officer


Professional Organizations,

Meeting Professionals International (MPI)

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