Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and the Plan Your Meetings non-traditional meeting planner audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org.The Meeting Professionals International Kansas City Chapter (MPIKC) is the leading regional organization committed to shaping and defining the meeting and event industry. MPIKC’s goal is to build a rich, global meeting industry community with its members successfully creating relationships, keeping ahead of industry trends in the marketplace, and sharing ideas and knowledge.
Founded in 1981, MPIKC currently has more than 180 members representing planners from the corporate, association, government, religious and non-profit sectors, as well as independent planners and suppliers. A majority of members have been in the industry for more than 15 years and represent organizations within a 150-mile radius of Kansas City. MPIKC is committed to providing premier education, technological and networking resources to benefit each member’s personal and professional development. In addition, the chapter plays a vital role in the economy, producing an estimated $301 million in buying power for the meetings planned by members.
About the MPI Foundation
The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives. For more information, visit www.mpiweb.org/foundation.