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The MPI RISE Awards



Individual Achievement

    Young Professional Achievement
    Meeting Industry Leadership
    Member of the Year

Community Achievement

    Educational Programming
    Membership Achievement
    Marketplace Excellence
    Industry Advocacy

Organizational Achievement

    Meetings Impact Award

The RISE Awards-Recognizing Industry Success and Excellence-features eight awards in three categories: individual achievement, community achievement, and organizational achievement. Recipients are recognized for innovation, global transferability, impact and influence. Individual winners join the MPI Community of Honorees, a group comprised of past award winners and distinguished past MPI Global leaders.


  1. Complete the online nomination form - this will serve as a letter of recommendation for the nominee.
  2. MPI will contact qualified nominees to complete a full application and submit two (2) additional letters of recommendation.
  3. Completed applications and letters of recommendation must be received prior to the application deadline.

  1. Nominations will be accepted from October 24 to December 4, 2016, 11:59 pm CST. No late entries will be accepted.
  2. Qualified nominees will be notified by December 7, 2016.
  3. Completed applications from qualified nominees are due January 15, 2017 11:59 pm CST.
  4. Judging takes place January 23 – February 22, 2017.
  5. Awards will be presented during MPI RISE Awards Luncheon at WEC 2017 in Las Vegas – June 21, 2017.

Applications and the letters of recommendation will undergo a round of judging. The judges are an international group of volunteers representing a range of professions and expertise. Applications are compiled by MPI staff and reviewed for completion and compliance. Any nominations that require further review will be considered by the Chair of the judging panel. Judges review and score all qualified entries. Finalists are submitted to the MPI International Board of Directors for final approval.

Please contact Rise Awards with any questions.