The MPI Foundation powers the vision of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meetings and events industry’s largest and most vibrant global community, comprised of more than 24,000 members representing 71 chapters and clubs in 80 countries worldwide.
Contributions from MPI members, chapters, and organizations are invested in high-impact programs to support a rich, global meetings and events industry and provide investment into the future of the meetings and events profession.
Founded in 1984 the focus of the Meeting Professionals International Foundation (MPI Foundation) is to support the vision and mission of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) by providing members opportunities for success through meaningful connections to innovative knowledge, rich relationships and abundant marketplaces. For more information, visit http://mpiweb.org/foundation
The MPI Foundation has raised $14 million and re-invested those funds back into relevant programming, projects and services which benefit the global meetings and events industry. Events such as Rendezvous and Sip, Savor & Roll are very important fundraising tools for the MPI Foundation and provided thousands of dollars annually. Last year, the MPI Foundation invested over $1 million at the industry, chapter, and individual-levels through grants, scholarships and major research projects.
MPI Foundation Canada
MPI Foundation Canada funds research and education programs developed by and for Canadian meeting professionals. In August 2008, the Foundation achieved a major milestone, releasing the first-ever study of the economic impact of meetings in Canada.