You are a PLANNER if you are:
Employed by a corporation to plan and/or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that corporation’s meetings.

Employed by an association or not-for-profit organization to plan and/ or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that organization’s meetings. This category also includes private universities.

Employed by a government agency or public university to plan and/ or oversee the strategic and financial management and/or logistics of that government’s meetings.

The sole proprietor of, or is employed or engaged by, a meeting management company and you spend 51 percent or more of your time planning and buying meeting services as a planner. You provide meeting services including strategic and financial management and/or professional meetings management services to multiple clients.

You are a SUPPLIER if you are:
Providing and/or selling products and services to the meeting industry, such as destination management, hotelier, audio-visual, florist, transportation, production or convention and visitor’s bureau. The classification of membership is not limited to the groups listed.

The sole proprietor of, or is employed or engaged by, a meeting management company and you spend 51 percent or more of your time providing meeting/event services as a supplier. You provide meeting services including strategic and financial management and/or professional meetings management services to multiple clients.

You are a STUDENT if you are:
Enrolled in a post-secondary academic program. You must be enrolled in a certificate, undergraduate or graduate program unless the academic institution defines it otherwise. Students enrolled in a certificate program will be eligible for student membership for one year but will not be eligible for the transition dues rate upon completion of their program. Proof of enrollment must be received at MPI before a student can be accepted into membership and upon renewal.

You are FACULTY if you are:
Employed as faculty in post-secondary academic programs related to the meetings, hospitality, events or tourism industries. Your main employment, remuneration, direction and efforts must be in a recognized academic institution and you must be considered an employee of their institution.