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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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 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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Virtual Event Strategy

Virtual Event Strategy - Cvent Special Edition

Event organizers have planning down to a science. They’re highly experienced event professionals who know how to tie in all facets of an event — from the location to the promotion, content to networking opportunities. They leave attendees coming away gushing about how they had a great time, learned so much, and made a bunch of new connections. And in so doing, they deliver real value to their organizations.

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