Upcoming Events

Jul 26

Ahoy! Planners On Board - July Networking!

Come cruise with MPI Southern California!

Aug 10

Money Savings Tips from the Masters

August Educational Luncheon

Sep 14

MPISCC Tailgate: Planners vs Suppliers

September Networking Event

Photo Gallery

Welcome to MPISCC

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.

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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 and Winners

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

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

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

Lois K. Hauser Award:
Jason Soporito

Gary J. Rosenberg Scholarship Winners:
Winnie Tayzon, CMP & Amy Zelinsky, CMP


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 – Winner

Beverly Laing Student scholarship Winner:
Alex Chan

MPISCC Past President’s Award of Excellence:  
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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.