Nominations are now open for the 2018 RISE Awards! 

The RISE Awards recognize community members from across the globe, celebrating the spirit of leadership, impact, and innovation. This is your opportunity to recognize an MPI member or MPI chapter that has worked hard to achieve success and advance the community. 






Nominate Your Peers for a MPI RISE Award

Individual member awards are all peer-nominated, so MPI Global needs your participation to recognize the volunteers who go above and beyond. MPI will recognize our nominees this year, so give a moment of your time to submit a nomination today!

The current nominating period will be followed by the opportunity for those nominated to submit an application that will be reviewed by the RISE Awards Judging Panel. Decisions by the Panel are ratified by the MPI Board of Directors and celebrated at the upcoming WEC. 


Award Categories 






Member of the Year

Recognize an MPI member whose volunteered efforts made valuable grassroots contributions and who demonstrates commitment toward improving a chapter, club, community or region.



Young Professional Achievement

Recognize an MPI member 40 years of age or younger with 5 or less years of professional experience who has made outstanding contributions to the meetings and events industry.  






Meeting Industry Leadership

Recognize an MPI member who advanced the global meetings and events industry community through sustained commitment and substantial contributions.



Innovative Educational Programming

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club that has created innovative programming which advances the education and professional development of its members.





Membership Achievement

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club for achievement in membership growth, engagement, and retention demonstrated by overall membership numbers or effective campaigns, programming, and involvement in activities.




Marketplace Excellence

Recognize an MPI chapter or club for providing exceptional business exchange for members that demonstrates innovation and creativity in its development, planning, and delivery.






Industry Advocate

Recognize an MPI chapter, club, or student club for achievements in advancing the meeting and event industry by promoting an understanding of its impact; participation in Global Meetings Industry Day; or strategic use and implementation of tools and resources provided by the Meetings Mean Business Coalition.




Nominations are accepted October 25th - December 17th. Download detailed eligibility and criteria for nominations.