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The Meeting Professional Wins Gold Award for Best Trade Magazine

Since 2008, Meeting Professionals International’s member magazine has been honored with a total of 45 awards for editorial and design excellence—making it the most honored industry magazine during the past five years. In December, that number grew to 46 when Association TRENDS announced the winners of the 2013 All-Media Contest.

MPI’s recently redesigned member magazine, The Meeting Professional™, was honored with the gold award—the highest honor in the “Monthly Trade Association Magazine” category.

“We couldn’t be more honored to be recognized as the best association trade magazine of the year,” said David Basler, editor in chief of The Meeting Professional. “We launched The Meeting Professional back in August, with the promise that it had been redesigned for our members, by our members. Being a member-driven association, it was important to us that our redesigned magazine be a strong reflection of the voice of MPI’s diverse membership.”

After editors spent more than a year meeting face to face with MPI members around the globe, asking them what they wanted from their member magazine, The Meeting Professional now features a more member-focused format and layout. As a result, the publication now highlights more content about MPI members and incorporates more photos of them as well, including prominent placement on the magazine’s cover each month.

The TRENDS All-Media Contest is an annual competition held exclusively for associations, recognizing the most creative and effective communication vehicles developed in the industry over the prior year. The 2013 competition included a record 467 entries in 22 categories of association communications.

MPI will be honored at the 35th Annual Salute to Association Excellence, to be held February 20 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. The winning entry from MPI will be on display at the event, along with the other winners. As well as being honored at the Salute to Association Excellence, this year’s All-Media Contest winners were featured in the January issue of TRENDS and online.

Conversation (3)
  • Rod Abraham January 09, 2014

    Congratulations, David, to you and your associates. And I like the changes including going back to the "old" name.


  • Karen Kuzsel February 26, 2014

    My congratulations as well. As an MPI member (and former board member of 8 years and Editor of the then chapter newsletter) and a journalist who covers the hospitality, meetings & events industries for industry publications, organizations and in my own blog, I recognize the turnaround you've accomplished and the vision you are fulfilling. Continued success to you and the magazine.

  • Stephanie Franks March 19, 2014

    Congratulations on this gold award!

    Hope to see some pictures from the ceremony. All the best for the future

    Stephanie Franks
    Gold Leaves Online

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