MPI Meeting Executives Overview

More than 3,000 MPI members are senior-level meeting planners who have been in the industry for more than 10 years. Half have more than 20 years of experience.

MPI knows executives in our industry don’t need education on meeting logistics or best practices. They’re more concerned with how to navigate an uncertain geopolitical and economic landscape, manage teams, keep attendees safe and work miracles with limited resources. That’s why members of the MPI Meeting Executive Community enjoy specialized peer-to-peer roundtables, master-class educational experiences and other community activities. 

Members of the MPI Meeting Executives community receive all the benefits of MPI membership, plus so much more:

Free educational webinars featuring community-specific education
Access to the MPI Meeting Executives online community
Executive-level education at MPI’s World Education Congress (WEC)
Invitations to community meet-ups and other social activities
24/7 access to on-demand community-relevant education

Free access to the Essential Guide to Safety and Security: Best Practices for Meeting and Event Planning





Who is Eligible to Join?

If you work at the Director, Vice President or C-level, you are eligible to join MPI’s Meeting Executives community, whether you are a planner or supplier.

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Additional Education and Community Resources


Indiana-University CMM

Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM)

Earning your Certificate in Meeting Management shows the world that you are ready to assume a leadership role as a meeting professional. This intensive three-part executive program packs the highlights of a world-class MBA program into a long weekend (3.5 days), followed by eight hours of advanced-level online coursework and a final project focused on solving a real-world business problem.

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Masters in Meeting and Event Management

Are you up on the latest ideas and innovations in the meetings and events industry? Able to calculate and articulate the real-world impact of your efforts? Ready to become a more dynamic leader? Co-created by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and the San Diego State University (SDSU) L. Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, the Meeting and Event Management Master’s is the first graduate-level program in the U.S. designed to elevate meeting professionals to business event strategists.

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Business Value of Meetings

Business Value of Meetings (BVOM) Certificate

Learn the process for measuring the business value of meetings from identifying stakeholders, implementing change management, creating goals, and measuring and reporting on results.

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Crisis Communications: Anticipate and Communicate Certificate

Today, social media is the first place people go for real-time information. It’s more important than ever to be prepared in the event of a crisis. Learn effective communication strategies that will help you design an effective crisis communications plan for your attendees and all stakeholders

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On-Demand Education




Every month, MPI produces new webinars on hot topics as well as ones specific to this community.  If you're working to achieve or maintain your CMP or CMP-HC designation, these webinars offer essential clock hours and just-in-time information. 

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