Special Interest Groups



Did you know Meeting Professionals International has the largest and most diverse community of meeting professionals in the world? That’s why we understand that certain segments of our industry require specific education, essential resources and unique forms of support. In addition to the vibrant benefits of MPI membership, we’ve developed additional programs and perks for the following special interest groups and communities.

MPI-MD Medical Meeting Planner


Do you plan pharmaceutical, biotech, medical, or healthcare meetings or events? If so, you know how fast the industry (and its regulations) change. MPI is home to nearly 1,000 meeting professionals who belong to the MPI-MD medical meetings community. Join your peers to engage in a forum designed to grow trusted resources, exchange viewpoints and share recommendations.




Independent and Small Business Owners ( ISBO)

More than 2,000 entrepreneurs, small business owners and independent meeting and event planners belong to MPI. Our network of planning professionals is ready to advise and support your quest to thrive, not just survive. With ISBO, you’ll find virtual summits, specialized education and face-to-face opportunities to network and exchange ideas with your peers .



Plan Your Meetings Events & Education

Administrative Planner

An estimated 80% of all corporate meetings are organized by professionals in meeting and event project manager planner roles. Whether your title is executive assistant, marketing manager, human resources professional, administrative support, you need tools, templates, skills and support. MPI Membership offers all of the above, plus community support, engagement and live events through its Plan Your Meetings community.



MPI Women Event Planners

MPI Women

Women dominate the meetings industry, representing somewhere between 70%-80% of the total workforce. However, women remain a minority in terms of executive leadership and have yet to achieve gender pay equity. Members of the MPI Women's Community enjoy specialized education designed to help them fulfill their career potential and take actionable next steps along with their allies to raise awareness.



MPI Women Event Planners

MPI Association Planners

MPI supports its community of 2,000 Association Planners through targeted educational offerings and social activities. Any MPI Member who organizes or supervises teams who plan association meetings, events or educational programs is eligible to join MPI’s Association Planner Community.



MPI Women Event Planners

MPI Financial & Insurance Planners

Nearly 600 MPI members work in the financial and insurance sector, which is estimated to support more than 500,000 meetings industry-related jobs in the U.S. This industry segment is a significant part of UK, European and Asian economies. It’s a diverse and dynamic community of Financial and Insurance Planners that MPI is proud to support with peer-to-peer activities and targeted education.



MPI Women Event Planners

MPI Experiential Marketers & Design Planners

A significant portion of the meetings and events industry is composed of agency-based, corporate and independent marketing professionals that design experiential marketing campaigns and other interactive live event experiences. Join our more than 500 members who are marketing professionals, with hundreds more actively subscribing to the event designer creed: “Stop planning meetings. Start designing experiences.”



MPI Women Event Planners

Executive Planners

MPI knows executives in our industry don’t need education on meeting logistics or best practices. They’re more concerned with how to navigate an uncertain geopolitical and economic landscape, manage teams, keep attendees safe and work miracles with limited resources. That’s why members of the MPI Meeting Executive Community enjoy specialized peer-to-peer roundtables, master-class educational experiences and other community activities.