Welcome to Meeting Professionals International Southern California Chapter

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. 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 has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and the Plan Your Meetings non-traditional meeting planner audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. 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.


Summary of our MPISCC 2016 Award Nominees

Chapter Leader of the Year:
Shelley Grey, CMP
Bryan Quinan, CMP, CTE
Amani Roberts

Member of the Year:
Mia McMahon, CMP
Nikki Wilbur, CMP
Libby Zarrahy, CMP

Emerging Leader of the Year:
Marilyn Glawson
Jeanna Harris
Veronica Puleo

Shining Stars:
Katia Cano
Marilyn Glawson
Jeanna Harris
Russell Harris, CMP
Veronica Lee, CMP
Mia McMahon, CMP
Jon Michaels – In Memoriam
Rosa Navas
Veronica Puleo
Brandon Tallman
Clint Upchurch
Nikki Wilbur, CMP


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!