Founded in 1972, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association.
The mission of MPI is 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. Its vision is to be the first choice for professional career development and a prominent voice for the global meeting and event community.
- Approximately 18,500 members representing 71 countries
- More than $22 billion in global buying power
- 4,800 planner members exclusive to MPI with about $11.5 billion in buying power
- More than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries
What is MPI Minnesota Chapter?
Established in 1978, the Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter has over 460 members. The membership consists of planners (including corporate, independent, and association) as well as suppliers, affiliates (members that also belong to another primary chapter) and student members. Close to 50% of MPI Minnesota Chapter planners have annual budgets over $1,000,000 in local, national, and international destinations. Our supplier members represent airlines, hotels/resorts/conference centers/motels/inns, destination management companies, convention visitor bureaus/chambers of commerce, audio-visual/production companies, restaurants/caterers, entertainment agents, ground transportation companies, promotional product representatives, speakers/speakers bureaus, tourist attractions, and other varied services and product providers.
The MPI Minnesota Chapter empowers its members to increase their strategic value with education, professional development, and business growth opportunities. It averages over 160 attendees per monthly educational meeting and over 180 attendees per special event.
Our Mission and Vision Statement
MPI Minnesota Chapter Mission: The Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter is dedicated to advancing awareness, professionalism and excellence in the meetings industry through communication, education and recognition.
MPI Minnesota Chapter Vision: The Meeting Professionals International Minnesota Chapter will be the pivotal force in positioning meetings and events as a key strategic component of an organization’s success.