The UK and Ireland Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced a renewed strategy, as well as the addition of MPI Learns and MPI Network sessions, which will be part of its 2013/14 event calendar.
“We have taken on feedback from all our valued members,” said Jane Baker, Commercial Director at Carlson Wagonlit Travel Meetings & Events and Head of MPI Events Committee. “In our strategy meeting last month, each of the teams presented their plans for their areas and we unanimously agreed our route forward. We now have a clear and coordinated approach to membership, education, marketing and sponsorship that we believe will help all of our members to become more successful.”
Central to the new Board strategy is a focus on driving new corporate membership and as a result, MPI UK & Ireland has launched its first MPI Advisory Board, made up of corporate planners, who will provide the board with direction and feedback on ideas and future strategy.
“MPI members told us how critical education was to them so our event programme for the coming year will focus on knowledge and skills development through training. We’ve got interactive sessions from some of the industry’s leading experts on negotiation, presenting and being more assertive, as well as sharing the views and knowledge of some of our own industry experts, under a new event brand, MPI Learns.”
MPI will also continue to hold a monthly networking event, using venues that will attract corporate planners, under a new brand, MPI Networks.
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