Presidents Message

The Meeting Professionals International United Kingdom and Ireland Chapter focus our energy on making our members successful by providing innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and act as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry in the UK and Ireland.

Our mission is to connect the global meeting and event community to learn, innovate, collaborate and advocate. With over 200 members, our chapter community of meeting and events professionals features both planners and a wide range of suppliers as well as faculty and student members.

Globally, MPI is the largest association of meeting professionals with over 17,000 members across 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries. MPI membership is a gateway to a vibrant international community of meeting professionals with an estimated buying power of $22 billion.

As an individual membership association, MPI membership gives you access, at exclusive member pricing, to chapter led educational events which provide outstanding educational content as well as dedicated networking events. MPI also provides its members with access to online high-quality market research and business tools, topic specific white papers and research and a newly-launched webinar programme to allow members to access valuable educational content quickly and easily.

I strongly believe that MPI membership is a worthwhile investment in professional and personal development for all meeting professionals. Making business connections with other likeminded meeting professionals and jointly participating in educational experiences have played an important role throughout my career. I hope you can join us and make these experiences a key part of your professional and personal development.

I look forward to welcoming you to the MPI community.

Best wishes,


Jane Baker

MPI UK & Ireland Chapter President 2016-18