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
April 21, 2004
Preparing Meeting Professionals for the Future
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.
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
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?
Defining the FUTURE of Meetings
* Making Meetings Work Series
* Chapter Needs Assessment
* Industry Forecasts
* Event Marketing Trends George P. Johnson/MPI Foundation
REAL WORLD EXAMPLES
*MPI MIX (Meeting Industry eXchange)
*Meetings & Conventions: A Planning Guide
*ROI II/Measurements Project
*Certification In Meeting Management: CMM
*CIC Project Attrition
* Career Pathways
$500,400.00 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
Joint programs with other foundations (IACVB, IAEM, CSAE, IBTM)
Global Foundation projects/programs and fundraising efforts
Permanent seat, 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 Foundation
Benefits for Members & Chapters
Certification in Meeting Management (CMM)
Chapter Leadership Conference Grants
Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI)/WLI Scholarships
Platinum Series Programs
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
April: NMID Announcements
June: Chapter Steering Committee
July: Advisory Board Meeting
August: Program Activities Begin!
for your commitment to the
MPI Canadian Foundation
& the successful future of the
Canadian Meeting Industry