Presidents Message

MPI is the largest meeting and events industry association worldwide with over 17,000 members . The UK & Ireland chapter has a strong community of over 200 members including meeting planners, a wide range of suppliers, faculty and student members. Our mission is to connect the global meeting and event community to learn, innovate, collaborate and advocate. The MPI UK & Ireland chapter is committed to providing the best education, experiences and relationships to help you produce the best meetings and events.

Becoming a MPI member opens you up to a global community with an estimated buying power of $22 billion. You also benefit from 24/7 on demand professional development through the MPI website as well as Industry Leading research.

The MPI UK&I Chapter hosts educational events across the year to help our community with their personal and professional development and to make business connections both locally and worldwide. Over the year we will host a diverse number of events including our MPI Insights educational events and MPI Connects. I hope to see all of you at one of our events over the coming year.

If there is anything that the chapter can do for you then please do not hesitate to contact us. Being active within the chapter will ensure that you get the most out of your membership and by volunteering with MPI you can learn new skills, make connections and be on the inside of a vibrant, exciting community. On a personal level I have learnt so much and met so many great people by being on the Board of MPI UK&I and I hope that you will also benefit in the same way from your membership.


Kind regards,




Richard Allchild, CMP
President, MPI UK & Ireland Chapter


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