Welcome to Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 18,500 members belonging to 70 chapters and clubs worldwide. For additional information or to join, visit www.mpiweb.org.

The Southern California Chapter of Meeting Professionals International brings approximately 600 + members to the MPI global community. Our chapter membership includes some of the most influential meeting planners and meeting and event suppliers in the Greater Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs and Las Vegas areas.

The Meeting Professionals International (MPI) Foundation fuels the growth and advancement of MPI members by providing professional development and career opportunities through grants and scholarships. The not-for-profit organization also propels the meeting and event industry forward by funding important and quality research initiatives. For more information, visit www.mpiweb.org/foundation.


YEAR-END AWARDS NOMINATIONS!

Deadline May 6, 2016
Do you know someone who should be nominated for Member of the Year, Emerging Leader of the Year or Chapter Leader of the Year? Take a look at the Nomination Guidelines and send in your nomination by May 6. Awards will be announced at the June 23rd Installation Event. For any questions, please contact Akemi Shapiro (ashapiro@cpventura.com), Awards & Recognition Chair.


Calling all would be instructors and mentors!

Have you been in the meetings industry for a while? Already have the CMP designation? Perhaps you would like to mentor or develop your teaching abilities. MPISCC CMP Study Group Committee is looking to develop new instructors and coordinators for these ongoing study groups.

Libby Zarrahy, CMP with The Concourse LAX Hotel and Haley Powers, CMP with Insightful Meetings, have been leading study groups for over 15 years and would like to mentor the next generation of study group leaders. Libby is currently holding an eleven week session and welcomes interested MPISCC members to visit a group meeting and observe how the sessions are managed.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor and facilitator, please contact Shelley Grey, CMP at shelley.grey@tcw.com. You will be given more information on how you can make a difference in our industry.


Our New MPISCC Facebook Page

Remember to follow our conversations on Facebook by liking our new MPISCC Facebook page.


Monthly Renewal Drawing for April 2016

Attention current members: Is your MPI membership about to expire this month or in the upcoming months? All members who renew in April are entered into a drawing. One lucky winner will choose between a 6 month membership extension, 6 complimentary tickets to a chapter event or a $200 gift certificate toward any MPI Academy training. Renew today!