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1 New Member Orientation Let Meeting Professionals International Make a Positive Difference In You Timothy Gunn Manager of Member Engagement

2 Getting to Know MPI Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries worldwide. Our membership collectively has more than $23 billion in global buying power.

3 MPI Vision and Mission Mission To provide MPI members, chapters and the global meeting and event community with innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities, business exchanges, and to act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry

4 Accessing Member Benefits All members have a personal MPI Membership ID Username: email address on file PW: member ID

5 Accessing Member Benefits

6 After you log in… Account Information Complete your profile Change your info or password

7 MPI Global Benefits

8 Member Directory Grow your client base or connect with peers through MPI's Directory. You’ll have unlimited use and can search for members, send messages, and see who else is connected.

9 Member Community Network and Learn from Others: Community Discussion boards Connect with Members Event listings Document library Find people in your network

10 Member Community Your Profile: Import from LinkedIn Manage Connections Email Preferences Update Contract Info Print duplicate receipts

11 Chapter Membership At the chapter level you have the opportunity to: Network with local colleagues and potential clients Continuing education through regionally based events You can also participate in the leadership of your local chapter

12 Chapter Benefits Educational events (1/2 day, full day, multi-day) Special Events Community Events Additional benefits Localized newsletters, printed directories, member magazines, etc Special offers from colleagues Industry Certification study groups New Member Orientation by Chapter Leaders

13 MPI Supplier Marketplace Comprehensive guide to finding everything you would need to plan a meeting or event around the world!

14 MPI’s Family of Publications Award-winning magazine The Meeting Professional™ The Meeting Professional MPIpulse weekly e-newsletter MPIspotlight bi-weekly e-newsletter

15 Great resource to finding speakers worldwide Members get MPI Verified speakers who are fellow members, subject matter experts, and provide MPI Members discounts when a speaking engagement is booked through the Speaker Resource website.


17 Members get advance notice of all opportunities MPI Hosted Buyer program has gone to; WEC & EMEC IMEX America IncentiveWorks

18 Commitment to Global Educational


20 Certification programs (IE: CMM, HMCC, CMP) Certificate programs (IE: EDC, SMPC… ) Professional growth (IE: Meeting Essentials) Many of our certificate programs can help you accumulate clock hours Continuing Education

21 CMM Designation Program Joint program with Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) & MPI First and only collaborative designation for meeting and travel professionals. Learn critical business skills like risk mitigation, business analytics and compliance, strategic negotiation and more. More details at

22 For those who need to a broader understanding of healthcare topics. Focus on areas such as; compliance management skills, terminology, process reporting, Transfer of Values, compliance regulations Designed for the working adult and can be completed in 4-hour session. Will provide you with HMCC credentials.

23 CMP Resources MPI is a proud supporter of the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional Program. Study Groups MPI Webinars Professional Development on Demand Online transcript Discount on CMP Study Kit

24 MPI Members can enjoy an unlimited number each year. Each webinar can be a minimum of one clock hour. You can manually add the clock hour(s) to your member transcript.

25 Meetings Move Us Forward™ MPI is providing you with these resources that tell the tale of what you do and why you do it. Start telling your story today! Articles Ad campaign Documentary :60 Commercial

26 Meetings Outlook sm “Meetings Outlook” – a quarterly report on industry trendsMeetings Outlook

27 MPI Foundation Grants for chapter Professional development scholarships for members Pan industry research

28 Opportunities for Real Engagement 28

29 Chapter Committees Membership Communications Education Special Events Partnership Community Relations

30 Chapters Challenge You To… Make the most out of your membership

31 MPI Global Member Services 31 Hours: M-F, 8am-5pm Central Phone: 972.702.3053 Email: Post questions on “MPI Member Forum” discussion board.

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