MPI Core Values
Our values support the culture and environment that MPI aspires to be, to enable our commitment to sustainable success.

Focused on People
Our teammates are the heart of our organization and our partnerships and relationships with member volunteers are the keys to our success; therefore we view people as our most valuable asset. We are responsible for ourselves, and to each other to enrich our communities and sustain our environments and we will strive to develop strong individuals and united teams.

Carried out with Enthusiasm and Passion
We have unrelenting passion for our members, our industry and our teammates’ success, carried out with personal accountability for our choices and performance.

Empowered by Trust and Integrity
Diversity of thought is considered essential in our community and “intelligent failures” are viewed as a source of growth and development. We are honest and ethical with our team members and the MPI community and we will cultivate discipline and respect in an environment where it is safe to express opinions and take risks.

Dedicated to Collaboration
For the betterment of our community and chapters, we commit to share what we do and collaborate without bias or boundaries. Committed to principled profitability We re-invest in our mission to serve the needs of our members and our industry. We practice sound business with diligence to remain economically viable.

Committed to Principled Profitability
We re-invest in our mission to serve the needs of our members and our industry. We practice sound business with diligence to remain economically viable.

Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest global meeting and event industry association.

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


To be the first choice for professional career development and a prominent voice for the global meeting and event community.
Global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience.

More than $26 billion in global buying power
4,800 planner members exclusive to MPI have about $11.5 billion in buying power
More than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries
45 Chapters in the United States
7 Chapters in Canada
2 Chapters in Latin America
13 Chapters in Europe
2 Chapters in Asia
23 Student Clubs in North America
Paul Van Deventer, President and Chief Executive Officer
Darren Temple, Chief Business Development Officer
MPI Foundation:
Not-for-profit organization that funds grants, scholarships and pan-industry research in support of the global meeting and event industry.
Signature Events:
World Education Congress (WEC)
European Meetings & Events Conference (EMEC)
Smart Monday at IMEX America
The Meeting Professional®, Meetings Outlook™, MPIpulse and MPI NewsBrief e-newsletters

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