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MPI Facts

Overview: Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest global meeting and event industry association.
Mission: Connect the global meeting and event community to learn, innovate, collaborate and advocate.
Vision: Leading and empowering the meeting and event community to change the world.
Community: Global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience.

More than $26 billion in global buying power

5,200 planner members exclusive to MPI have about $11.5 billion in buying power
Chapters/Clubs: More than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries
  • 45 Chapters in the United States
  • 7 Chapters in Canada
  • 2 Chapters in Latin America
  • 13 Chapters in Europe
  • 2 Chapters in Asia
  • 23 Student Clubs in North America
Leadership: Paul Van Deventer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Darren Temple, Chief Business Development Officer
Marianne Strobel, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Community
Michael Crumrine, Vice President, Information Technology
Diane Hawkins, Vice President, People, Performance and Administrative Services
Matthew Marcial, Vice President, Education and Events
Scott Mackinaw, Vice President, Finance
MPI Foundation: Not-for-profit organization that funds grants, scholarships and pan-industry research in support of the global meeting and event industry.
Signature Events: World Education Congress (WEC)
European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC)
Smart Monday at IMEX America
Publications: The Meeting Professional®, Meetings Outlook™, MPIpulse and MPI NewsBrief e-newsletters
Social Media: http://www.facebook.com/MPIfans




MPI Core Values

Our values support the culture and environment that MPI aspires to be, to enable our commitment to sustainable success.

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.

Carried out with Enthusiasm and Passion
We have unrelenting passion for our members, our industry and our teammates’ success, carried out with personal accountability for our choices and performance.

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.

Dedicated to Collaboration
For the betterment of our community and chapters, we commit to share what we do and collaborate without bias or boundaries. 

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.