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Welcome To The MPI “National Meeting Industry Day” April 21, 2004. Preparing Meeting Professionals for the Future. Making History For The Canadian Meetings Industry. Introducing… the MPI Canadian Foundation. Celebrating 20 Years! Preparing Meeting Professionals for the Future

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Welcome To The MPI

“National Meeting

Industry Day”

April 21, 2004

Preparing Meeting Professionals for the Future

Introducing the mpi canadian foundation

Making History For The

Canadian Meetings Industry


Celebrating 20 Years!

Preparing Meeting Professionals

for the Future


The MPI Foundation is a supportive entity of the MPI association. Founded in 1984, the Foundation focuses on visionary education & research to benefit MPI members, as well as to advance the meeting industry. A Board of trustees, comprised of industry leaders, provides guidance to ensure all work supports the MPI Strategic Plan.

MPI Foundation


2003–2004: Your Foundation will spend $1,000,000 US

in research & education project grants

2004-2005: $1,000,000 US also budgeted

MPI Chapters collectively give over $30,000US annually

1994-2004: MPI Chapters donate over $250,000 US

25% of Chapters support the Foundation annually

Mpi foundation statistics

Canadian chapters who have contributed to the MPI Foundation in the past:




Canadian Chapters contributing to this year’s campaign:

Toronto @ $24,000 (ENVISION 2003)

Ottawa @ $ 4,000 (ENVISION 2003)


Why A Foundation? in the past:

Defining the FUTURE of Meetings


* Making Meetings Work Series

* Chapter Needs Assessment

* Industry Forecasts

* Event Marketing Trends George P. Johnson/MPI Foundation


*MPI MIX (Meeting Industry eXchange)

*Meetings & Conventions: A Planning Guide

*ROI II/Measurements Project

*Certification In Meeting Management: CMM



*Women’s Leadership

*Multicultural Initiatives


*CIC Project Attrition

* Career Pathways

  • MPI Foundation in the past:


  • Review & approve projects

  • Establish & review policies

  • Direct fund-raising efforts globally

  • Establish, approve & monitor budget

Mpi canadian foundation

$500,400.00 in the past: CAN already raised!

First project already completed!Meetings &

Conventions: A Planning Guide, 2nd Edition

Tax deductible receipts potentially available

Funds remain in Canada if requested

Potential projects and programs for consideration:

Canadian meeting industry statistics benchmarking

Educational forums focusing on Canadian business needs & laws

Student Scholarships

Joint programs with other foundations (IACVB, IAEM, CSAE, IBTM)

Global Foundation projects/programs and fundraising efforts

MPI Canadian Foundation

Mpi canadian foundation involvement with mpi foundation board of trustees

Permanent seat in the past:, representing Canada, on the MPI Foundation Board of Trustees.

Provide project/program recommendations from the Canadian Membership and Chapters.

Coordinate fundraising efforts to maximize funds available through the MPI Canadian Foundation.

MPI Canadian FoundationInvolvement With MPI Foundation Board Of Trustees

MPI Canadian Foundation in the past:

Benefits for Members & Chapters

Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)

Chapter Leadership Conference Grants

Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)/WLI Scholarships

Platinum Series Programs

Multicultural Initiative

Benchmarking for Corporate & Association Meetings

Making Meetings Work Series

CIC Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX)

CIC Attrition Project

Financialmembership subsidy: unemployment/crisis situations (i.e.SARS)

Educational tools: Meetings and Conventions: A Planning Guide

ROI II/Measurement Systems Project

Event MarketingTrends/George P. Johnson & MPI Foundation

Career Pathways Program

Mpi canadian foundation next steps

April in the past:: NMID Announcements

June: Chapter Steering Committee


July: Advisory Board Meeting

August: Program Activities Begin!

MPI Canadian Foundation NEXT STEPS

THANK YOU… in the past:

for your commitment to the

MPI Canadian Foundation

& the successful future of the

Canadian Meeting Industry