The membership categories within Meeting Professionals International (MPI) are reflective of the growth and development of the industry. They allow MPI to offer more personalized services, education and products to its members. The new categories of membership are as follows:
MPI UK PLANNER MEMBER
Corporate Meeting Professional – a person who is primarily employed by a corporation to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that corporation’s meetings.
Association/Non-Profit Meeting Professional – a person who is primarily employed by an association or not-for-profit organization to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that organization’s meetings. This category also includes private universities.
Government Meeting Professional – a person who is employed by a government agency or public university to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that government’s meetings. Individuals serving as faculty in a university should join as an Faculty Member.
Meeting Management Professional – a person who is a sole proprietor of, or is employed or engaged by, a meeting management company. They provide meeting services including strategic and financial management and/or professional meetings management services to multiple clients. The applicant must specify whether their job responsibilities are primarily planning or supplying based on where they spend 51% or more of their time.
MPI UK SUPPLIER MEMBER
Supplier Meeting Professional – a person who provides and/or sells products and services to the meetings industry, such as a destination management, hotelier, audio-visual, florist, transportation, production or convention and visitors bureau company. This classification of membership is not limited to the groups listed.
MPI UK SUTUDENT MEMBER
Student Group – Student membership shall be available to those individuals enrolled in a post-secondary academic program. The student must be enrolled in either a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program unless the academic institution defines it otherwise. Students enrolled in a certificate program will be eligible for student membership for one year but will not be eligible for the transition dues rate upon completion of their program. Proof of enrollment must be received at MPI before a student can be accepted into membership and upon renewal in order to retain their student membership.