Member Rates & Renewal

Membership Types and Dues

As the largest and most influential professional association for the meetings industry, MPI is your high-touch connection to more than 24,000 of your colleagues who are meeting planners or industry suppliers.  Your membership will entitle you to access the wealth of resources MPI has to offer, provide you with discounts on professional education conferences and publications, the opportunity to network with colleagues at events or through online communities, as well as allow you access to key industry research.

Corporate/Association/Non-Profit/Government Meeting Professionals
Planner membership is available to those individuals primarily engaged in planning and managing meetings. Planner applicants may join MPI without a supplier match. Annual dues are $375 US (includes a $50US administration fee), and are generally tax-deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. To print a membership application, click here.

  • Corporate Meeting Professional - a person who is primarily employed by a corporation to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that corporation's meetings.
  • Association/Non-Profit Meeting Professional - a person who is primarily employed by an association or not-for-profit organization to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that organization's meetings. This category also includes private universities.
  • Government Meeting Professional - a person who is employed by a government agency or public university to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that government's meetings. Individuals serving as faculty in a university should join as an Academic Professional.

Supplier Meeting Professionals
Supplier membership is available to those individuals primarily engaged in supplying goods and services to the meeting industry. It is MPI policy that a supplier applicant must join with a new planner member. Annual dues are $500 US, (includes a $50 US administration fee), , and are generally tax-deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. To print a membership application, click here.

  • Supplier Meeting Professional - a person who provides and/or sells products and services to the meetings industry, such as a destination management, hotelier, audio-visual, florist, transportation, production or convention and visitors bureau company. This classification of membership is not limited to the groups listed.

Student Members
Student membership shall be available to those individuals enrolled in a post-secondary academic program with emphasis in the meeting, hospitality, events, and tourism-related industries leading to qualification as a regular member. The student must be enrolled in either a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program unless the academic institution defines it otherwise.

Students enrolled in a certificate program will be eligible for student membership for one year but will not be eligible for the transition dues rate upon completion of their program. Proof of enrollment must be received at MPI before a student can be accepted into membership and upon renewal in order to retain their student membership.

To print out a student membership form to mail in, click here 
or
to join on-line click here.


Faculty Members
A faculty member is available to those employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs related to the meetings, hospitality, events or tourism industries. The individual's main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution and they must be considered an employee of their institution. Annual dues are $195 US, $195 CDN, or €165 Euro. To print out a faculty membership form, click here.

  • Applicant's primary employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution;
  • Applicant must be considered an employee within their institution;
  • Applicant must submit proof of academic employment with this application AND MUST provide proof on an annual basis to retain their faculty membership. (Proof of academic employment should be on employer's letterhead and include validation of employment, courses and signature of departmental head)
  • Guest lecturers are NOT eligible for faculty membership.

NOTE: MPI membership belongs to the individual supplier or planner who originally joins the association, even if the employer paid for it. If the employer pays for the membership and the member leaves their organization, the employer is eligible to receive a trial six-month "limited membership". After the six-month trial, the member is expected to pay full annual dues and find a planner match (if a supplier) to continue the membership. Please call Member Services at 972-702-3032 for details.
 
Member dues are non-refundable and are due annually on the anniversary date of acceptance. Dues quoted are subject to change. Annual membership includes a $99 USD annual subscription toThe Meeting Professional magazine. Approximately 18% dues are rebated to local chapters for membership support and education.