Planner Resources

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As an MPI member, you’re given access to invaluable tools and resources that help you design, plan and produce exceptional meetings and events. From publications and research to professional speakers and venue finders, MPI can point you in the right direction so your events are on point.

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Destination Finder

Explore event destinations and connect directly with experts from local destination organizations and CVBs. This powerful tool is brought to you by a partnership with MPI and Destinations International.

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Venue Finder

Find certified venues perfect for events with this tool brought to you by a partnership with MPI and IACC. IACC's collection includes worldwide resorts, conference centers and hotels focused on meetings and conferences.




Find a speaker with MPI's Speaker Resource

Find the perfect speaker for your event. By using MPI's Speaker Resource, you'll discover the right talent for your program, be it educational, motivational or inspirational—or all three!

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Find the Perfect Supplier

MPI's Global Marketplace is your one-stop shop.

Are you looking for the right suppliers to help support your event? MPI's Global Marketplace makes it easy for MPI members to find the products and services you need to ensure a successful event.

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The MPI Exchange

Need new suppliers partnerships? Want to attend MPI education at no cost? The MPI Exchange is the program for you. As a planner, if you qualify, you’ll get to attend an MPI event and meet directly with suppliers who want to partner with you to help make your events a success. On top of that, you’ll gain valuable clock hours through MPI’s world-class education. There aren’t many win-wins out there, but this is as close as it gets. Get business done with the MPI Exchange.

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Additional Resources


The Meeting Professionals Magazine

Relevant, provocative and award-winning are just a few terms that describe The Meeting Professional, the member magazine of MPI.

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Sustainable Food & Beverage: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Meals

Food impacts the environment through its cultivation, transportation, distribution, consumption and disposal—which means the choices you make for your event meal functions can have outsized consequences locally, regionally and even globally. The choices your vendors make can have positive or negative effects on ecosystems, greenhouse gas emissions, water quality, waste and more. From ingredients and portion sizes to waste reduction and service ware, review the choices you make as part of the strategy, design and execution of event F&B functions through the lens of sustainability, all based on MPI's new whitepaper, "Sustainable F&B: Your Guide to Eco-Friendly Meals," developed with support from Virginia Beach.

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The State of Inclusion in Meetings & Events

In September 2018, Meeting Professionals International (MPI) launched a pan-industry initiative to determine the current state of inclusion in the global meeting and event industry. The mission of the project was to determine a) how and to what extent event professionals plan for inclusivity and diversity, b) knowledge gaps in this area and the need for information and support and c) best practice examples for the creation of inclusive experiences.

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Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards Curriculum Guide, (MBECS)

The intent of this curriculum guide is to provide ideas and tools that allow educators to incorporate the MBECS in their curriculums, helping them provide relevant and quality programming to benefit of their students and institutions and the meeting profession. 

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Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards (MBECS)

The Meeting and Business Event Competency Standards provide the meeting and business event industry with a comprehensive description of the skills required of successful and competent industry professionals.

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Shipping Best Practices

Whether your event is taking place domestically or internationally, you will likely have some shipping needs. Making sure that your materials arrive on time and in good condition are especially important for events as even a delay of a few days can mean having to make do without them for your entire program.

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The Keys to Cultivating Strong Partner Relationships

Meeting organizers and designers work with vendors and suppliers all the time. In a best-case scenario, these relationships help both parties shine and do their work better, but as with any relationship, challenges crop up, misunderstandings happen and surprises leave event teams scrambling. 

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Security Supplier Resources

Security: Supplier Resources for Planners

A tenet of meeting safety and security is ensuring the space, facility or venue is free from harm and offers components and measures that keep it free from harm. Planners have a legal duty to take care of their attendees. To live up to this tenet, due diligence is paramount when planning and managing a meeting, including choosing a safe facility and suppliers.

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Strategic Meetings Management: In a Next-Gen World

An exciting, new meeting and event (M&E) ecosystem is currently emerging, largely due to a technological revolution accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Designing The Future of Work 2022

Leaders converged on Mobile, Alabama, for MPI’s 2022 Thought Leaders Summit, the seventh annual event of its kind benefitting the MPI Foundation while providing VIP experiences, exclusive excursions and networking opportunities with the most strategic leaders in the meeting industry.

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Hybrid Meeting Playbook

Adding online components to events expand audiences globally, introduce new and engaging formats, generate content for marketing and attendee on-demand experiences and give voice to those who might be reluctant, or unable, to attend in person. Discover the new era of hybrid events, where they sit on the spectrum of options available to meeting professionals, and how you can identify ways in which hybird can play into the tools you use to drive business results for your organization and behavior change and satisfaction for your attendees and stakeholders.

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A New Era of F&B: Sustaining Tomorrow's Delegates Today

Once relegated to the bottom of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, meeting professionals no longer think of food and beverage functions as simply fulfilling physiological needs. Nearly 61 percent say it is one of the most important factors in selecting a facility. With F&B playing such a leading role, they are paying particular attention to five key touchpoints of an attendee’s experience: registration, arrival, meals, breaks and departure. Here is a look at how food and beverage trends are reshaping every aspect of meeting and event delivery.

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Mental Health and Meetings

By prioritizing attendees’ wellness and mental health, many meeting professionals are finding that events can be critical to a person's overarching wellbeing. Forward-facing professionals are looking beyond a commoditized approach to wellness and gravitating to an integrative approach, where wellness and mental health are baked into every aspect of a gathering. Discover how wellness should play a critcial role in the design of meaningful experiences for participants, and how events could offer a key to overarching wellbeing for individuals.

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Meetings Unbound: A Catalogue of Inspiration to Fuel Creativity for Next-Era Events

As meeting professionals increasingly seek innovative ways to foster meaningful connections among people who share common interests, challenges and goals, they are questioning the impact of traditional formats that typically appear on educational and networking agendas. MPI in partnership with Radisson Hotels has developed “Meetings Unbound,” a catalogue of new formats from future-looking practitioners in event and experience design. Use the following meeting-prof tested and proven unique experiences as springboards for your own creative process.

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