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MPI Chapter Leader Newsletter

September 2023

September 14

Leadership and Engagement

European Calls

Presidents and PE - September 27 

VP Membership – October 3 

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FY2022-2023 Metrics Incentive Request Form

Please note that, if applicable, your FY2022-2023 Metrics Incentive Request Form is due to MPI no later than October 31, 2023. If you have not done so yet, please submit your request form to your Chapter Operations Manager/Director as soon as possible to ensure you receive your incentive certificates. 

Don't Forget to Nominate for a 2024 RISE Award!

The MPI RISE awards are a great opportunity to showcase the success and efforts of your chapter as well as the members of your chapter. Every year MPI honors 4 chapters and 3 individuals. Recipients are announced and celebrated annually at WEC (May 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky). 

Content to include in your Chapter Newsletter/Social Media posts 


RISE Award nominations are open for 2024 RISE Awards and will close November 17, 2023. Once you submit your nomination, a formal application will be sent to the nominee.  Don’t miss your chance to be recognized by your global community.    

To learn more and to nominate a chapter or individual, visit the link here: RISE Awards - Celebrating MPI Event Planners | MPI.  Can you self-nominate? Yes! Can you nominate your own chapter? Yes! Can you nominate someone anonymously? Yes!  

Please reach out to for any further questions! 


August Membership Update

Chapter Operations

What’s New on the CLRP

  • Fiscal Year Alignment Four Year Calendar – updated August 29 

  • FAQ on Fiscal Year Alignment Project – updated August 29 

  • FAQ on Regionalization Project – updated August 16 

  • Solution Room videos from August 2023 

  • Social Media Takeover Guide  

  • View what our 2023 Chapter award recipients did to receive the award and implement it at your chapter! 

Chapter Leader Office Hours 

Have a question on anything chapter redesign/fiscal re-alignment related? Do you need some support to help you succeed? Hop into our Zoom call at any point during the office hours to connect with an experienced Chapter Leader and Chapter Operations Team member.  You can jump in for as long or short of a time as needed.  

Chapter Leader Session: The Solution Room Fall & Winter 2023 

Connect with your colleagues from other MPI Chapters in the same position as you! The Solution Room Call allows you the opportunity to collaborate and share with others in your position. Register in advance here to receive the Zoom link. 

WEC 2024 Discount for Volunteer Chapter Leaders
Coming Soon!  A discount to register for WEC will be coming to Volunteer Chapter Leaders in the upcoming weeks.


Fiscal Year Alignment – Short Year Tax Return update

Each chapter who submitted their point of contact in late August should have received an email from MPI’s accounting firm, NGL, with a link to Suralink.  Be sure to check your junk/spam folders.  This is the online form chapters will use to submit their short year tax information.  View a copy of the email and necessary forms in the FAQ on Fiscal Year Alignment Project.

Annual Chapter Awards All Hands Call

Join your fellow Chapter Leaders as we recognize our 2023 Award Winners.  Come see if your Chapter will be recognized as the Chapter of Excellence, Top Performing Chapter, or Chapter of Merit based on your 2022/2023 performance.  Register in advance and invite your entire 2022/2023 Board Members! 


YOUR HELP NEEDED: Google Xi Belonging Project!

Google Xi and its research partner Storycraft Lab are creating a resource dedicated to fostering inclusivity and building strong connections within event experiences. They are seeking help from MPI to recruit global participants in their research project.  

Please register your interest HERE in participating in a 60-minute session during which you will reflect upon selected definitions of Belonging, consider how you experience Belonging and ideate experience design solutions that foster Belonging. 

We are hoping to recruit up to four MPI members from each chapter/region that represent a diversity of perspectives—geographic, cultural and industry/occupation. Storycraft Lab will follow up to coordinate date and time options. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to industry thought leadership that makes the world, and the events we create, better—and we’re thankful in advance for your participation! 

Register interest HERE

We Need YOU! Volunteer at IMEX

MPI needs your help to volunteer for IMEX! Each year in conjunction with IMEX America, we host a day of education known as SMART Monday. This year, SMART Monday is October 16th at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Hotel. This day is dedicated to Education and Networking before the tradeshow officially begins on Tuesday, October 17th.  

For this year's event to be a success, we need YOU to help volunteer! If you are available on Monday, October 16th we invite you to sign up as a volunteer with MPI. We are seeking assistance in full or half-day shifts starting at 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM or 1:00 PM-5:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer for the whole day, you are also able to do so! Some of the roles you can volunteer for will be supporting education session attendee scanning, speaker liaison, directional assistance and a few other roles!  We will also be offering opportunities to help volunteer for the MPI booth October 17th - 19th!  

Please email  Academy Operations Manager, Amanda Baghaei at Once your email is received, we will make note of your availability and provide updates as the event nears. In the meantime, please check out the event website here!   


MPI Exchange

MPI Regional Business Exchange Event – Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Get ready to experience a power-packed event that's set to transform your approach to event planning! We're excited to invite you to the MPI Regional Business Exchange at the iconic Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on December 5. This exclusive event offers a trifecta of benefits that will supercharge your skills, expand your network, and elevate your sourcing game. 

Learn More 

Why You Can't Miss This Event: 

  1. Elevate Your Expertise: Our carefully curated sessions are designed to keep you at the forefront of industry trends and innovations. Gain insights from industry leaders, discover new strategies, and enhance your skillset to create extraordinary experiences for your clients. 

  1. Forge Connections: Connect with like-minded event professionals who share your passion for excellence. Share ideas, challenges, and success stories that will help you grow and thrive in your career. 

  1. Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Experience: As a cherry on top, you'll enjoy an exclusive tour of the Hard Rock Vault – a rare opportunity not shared with the general public. Gain insights into the venue's unique setups and designs that will inspire your creative genius for future events. 

Space is Limited: We believe in providing an intimate setting that promotes meaningful interactions. That's why only a limited number of attendees will be selected to participate. Don't miss your chance to be a part of this exclusive gathering of event professionals. 

December 5, 2023 

8:00am – 2:00pm 

Hard Rock Seminole Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL 

MPI Foundation

Scholarship Deadline Reminders

Are you sharing the many MPI Foundation scholarships with your chapter members? Deadlines approach for some of our most valuable scholarship programs.  



Application Link 

Larry Lee IMEX America Scholarships 

Sep. 15 

Inclusive Event Strategist,  
Women in Leadership Certificate Courses 

Sep. 21 

Event Leadership Strategist Certificate Course 

Oct. 15 


Oct. 15 

Membership Scholarships 

Oct. 20 


Special Committees

Anti-Human Trafficking Training resources and support are available

Resources and support are available for Chapter Leaders in preparation for the required Anti Human Trafficking Education requirements for ALL Chapters.  The MPI Global Anti Human Trafficking Committee has assigned an ambassador to every chapter.   If you have questions about the new mandate, please contact your ambassador or AHT Vice Chair, Jennifer Berkemeier 

Chapters can apply for up to $500.00 to supplement the cost of an approved Anti human Trafficking educational program HERE   

Chapter Leader Recommended Educational Training and Awareness Resources 

It is recommended that all chapter leaders allocate time for one (or all) of the following trainings to strengthen their knowledge on Human Trafficking as they navigate the process of securing speakers and subject matter experts for their upcoming programs.  

BAATC disrupts the business of human trafficking to deter future exploitation. We equip frontline industries to intervene for victims where they are forced to work, move, and sleep. 

  •  5 short videos to help you spot the signs of human trafficking and report them to the local authorities. 

  • Become the eyes & ears that stop human trafficking.  

  • 5 Videos to help you spot signs of Human Trafficking and report them to local authorities.  

Founded in 2002, Polaris is named for the North Star, which people held in slavery in the United States used as a guide to navigate their way to freedom. Today we are filling in the roadmap for that journey and lighting the path ahead. Polaris's interactive, online training program includes six short modules, as well as survivor stories, and quizzes designed to deepen your understanding of the issue. 


Mission | We protect every child’s right to grow up free from child sexual exploitation and trafficking through education, legislative advocacy, and partnerships. We empower youth and communities, advocate for policy change, and develop strong and sustainable partnerships to educate and raise awareness on child human trafficking.   

Malinda Harrell, CMP Fellow, CASE | Visit Raleigh  

MPI Global | Anti Human Trafficking Committee Chair|  

Volunteer Engagement

2024 Call for Volunteers

As chapter leaders, we value your involvement with MPI and your commitment to your chapter. We hope that you will consider applying and share the opportunity with your members to serve on an International Volunteer Committee (or the new Regional Councils) in 2024!  
The 2024 application for International Volunteer Committees, (new) Regional Councils, Task Forces, Advisory Councils and Advisory Boards will open on September 25, 2023. We will be accepting applications until November 5, 2023.  
As an International Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to network with peers and assist with the implementation of MPI’s vision and mission. All MPI members in good standing are eligible to serve.