What an exciting day for the MPI Community, and as your chairman, I’m very proud. When I consider the thousands of professionals around the world who are unable to experience our community, it excites me all the more that MPI now has a way to reach them. Our strength is in our content and we can extend that knowledge, along with a valuable global network, to them through MPIWeb Connect. This experience allows users to submit their profile information and gain select access to the research, articles and MPI community to drive their success. Most importantly, they become affiliated with the world’s largest association of meeting professionals, where they can build relationships to sustain and grow their business.
Our members retain full access to the body of knowledge provided as part of their investment, with ongoing research in Business Value of Meetings, meeting design and mobile strategies for meetings. With no-cost access to more than 40 planned webinars for the year, and on-demand online content that includes videos from annual conferences, MPI ensures that the education produced is quality.
Last, but certainly not least, today MPI debuts digital tools that address the changing ways in which professionals interact with their community. The MPI mobile website is a streamlined experience that brings the latest and most popular content, along with the chapter listing and event calendar, to the fingertips of smart phone users. We’re also developing apps for iPhone, BlackBerry and yes, even Droid compatible all available by the end of February.
As a focus of my tenure, I am enthusiastic about the knowledge being produced by MPI. It is cutting-edge, timely and it shapes the industry. Through these enhanced connection options, our advances in education will reach even more people, raising the standards of the industry. I welcome the MPIWeb Connect users, enjoy our community.
Best, Eric Rozenberg