Welcome to the MPI Member Care Center where we care about you. During difficult economic times, it is more crucial than ever to remain connected with the world's largest and leading meeting resource. Membership in Meeting Professionals International is one of the best returns on investment you can make in your personal and professional development. Our commitment to making our membership successful by building human connections to knowledge/ideas, relationship and marketplace is exemplified through Member Care benefits.
Here's where you can find a variety of helpful links and services to assist you with your MPI membership and questions. Stay up-to-date on the latest industry news and information - and take advantage of member-only career management tools. Programs are offered through both MPI-CAC and the MPI Foundation specifically for our members:
MPI-CAC Professional Education Grant Program
MPI-CAC understands the importance of education and recognizes that many of its members have to support the costs associated with their MPI membership. The Professional Education Grant Program represents one of the many ways the chapter is giving back to its membership and has been designed to offer assistance to its members.
If you are interested in continuing to excel in your field and your professional development goals, consider apply for an MPI-CAC Professional Education Grant. Full details for this year's program and the corresponding application form are now available!
Professional Education Grant Application
Membership Grant Application
MPI Foundation Scholarship Program
MPI International offers several branded scholarship opportunities as well as three traditional "categories" of scholarship opportunities.
- CATEGORY I - Academic is money designated for college work towards undergraduate or graduate degrees and requires acceptance in a program of study.
- CATEGORY II - Professional Development is money designated for knowledge/education sought inside or outside the traditional academic institution.
- CATEGORY III - MPI Programs is money designated specifically for leadership, career and educational opportunities offered exclusively by MPI itself, and first-time attendance at MPI conferences.
MPI Foundation Scholarship Program
Unemployed Member Assistance Program
MPI members impacted by unemployment may apply for the Unemployment Assistance Program which allows for a membership extension for six months at no cost. If the member is still unemployed after six months, it is possible to renew for another six months at $99.00. Once employed or at the end of the six month period, whichever comes first, the qualified member must pay the renewal dues of $325.00 for planners or $450.00 for suppliers to remain an active member of MPI. Membership will be good for one full year from the date the renewal payment is received. I would like to take advantage of the Unemployed Member Assistance benefit.
Quarterly Payment Installment Plan
If your family has recently suffered a financial setback and you remain employed, but may have difficulty paying your membership renewal all at once, you may be able to pay your membership dues on a quarterly basis.
I would like to learn more about paying membership dues on a quarterly basis through the:
Planner Quarterly Installment Plan
Supplier Quarterly Installment Plan
MPI Member Referral Rewards Program
Share Your Passion and Profit: Introducing MPI Member Referral Rewards
You're passionate about meetings and events, which is why you're a member of the MPI community. And, now when you share that passion, you can profit as well.
How? Every time you recruit a new full-paying member to MPI, you'll receive a $25 credit toward your membership renewal. Recruit 13 new full members and your entire renewal fee is covered. To get your referral credit, simply have the new member put your name or ID number in the "Referred By" section on the paper application or on the online process. It's that easy.
MPI-CAC Member Referral Contest
MPI Member Transfer Policy
MPI's membership transfer policy enables members to maintain their MPI relationship no matter where their career pursuits may take them. MPI membership belongs to the individual supplier or planner who originally joins the association, even if the employer paid for it.
In the event a member finds it necessary to terminate his/her membership, it is the right of the member to transfer his/her membership to a qualified employee within the same company. The member may do so providing that a written notice of transfer of membership, signed by the current member, with proper and complete paperwork, is provided to MPI headquarters prior to the expiration date of membership. The notice must include the full name and address of the new member who will assume the current membership through its expiration date. No planner match is required of the supplier. No application fee applies. The individual receiving the transfer must complete an MPI membership application.
Employers that lose membership representation in MPI, due to a member employee leaving the company and taking his/her membership with him/her, may apply for a three month "limited membership" for a new or existing employee of the company to replace a departing MPI member. There is no fee for this trial three-month "limited membership." Within the three-month "limited membership" period, a new supplier member is required to find a new planner match in order to continue to a full MPI membership with all privileges and benefits.
Please call Member Services at 972-702-3053 for details.