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MPI redefines content, connectivity for meeting professionals

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently announced three initiatives focused on connecting the global meetings industry to MPI’s career-enhancing content and tools, anywhere, anytime. A new service for non-member planners called MPIWeb Connect enables planners to connect globally to education, tools, careers and a professional network.

“We are making it easy for meeting professionals everywhere to connect to the information and education necessary to make them successful in a recovering and changed industry,” said Bruce MacMillan, president and CEO of MPI. “Business performance expectations on meetings and events are now extraordinary and we want to give meeting professionals everywhere a free opportunity to connect to key content to keep the recovery thriving and to connect with each other.”

MPIWeb Connect allows meeting planners who are not currently members of MPI to access select online content, tools and discussions for free.

Planners that are interested in the MPIWeb Connect service are required to provide their professional profile at mpiweb.org to become an MPIWeb Connect user. Participants will have online access to new articles, whitepapers and research not available to general website visitors. Additionally, participants will have access to MPIWeb Groups that traditionally only members could access.

According to MPI, with the ever-changing and fast-paced meetings industry, it is more critical than ever that professionals are equipped with tools and content they can access from anywhere, anytime.

MPI also launched its iPhone app and new mobile website. The MPI iPhone app is free, with content available only to members and MPIWeb Connect participants. It is available through the Apple app store. BlackBerry and Android compatible apps are scheduled for release late February 2011.

The MPI Mobile Web tool, found at m.mpiweb.org, provides the community with key information in an easy-to-read mobile format. The website is designed for those pros on the go who want to connect to trending topics, research, event details and the MPI community.



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