In pictures: MPI UK and Ireland Chapter hosts AGM

MPI UK and Ireland Chapter held its AGM and 18th birthday party last night (17 September) at St Martin's Hall and Gallery in the Crypt, St Martins-in-the-Field, Trafalgar Square.

In pictures: MPI UK and Ireland Chapter hosts AGM
In pictures: MPI UK and Ireland Chapter hosts AGM

More than 100 guests, made up of members and non members, gathered to listen to the Chapter’s plans.

MPI UK and Ireland Chapter president Samme Allen, who is also head of sales at the Barbican, said: "The event provided an opportunity to highlight the Chapter’s plans for the year ahead that will bring even greater benefits to the membership. It was also a great opportunity to celebrate the Chapter’s success over the last 18 years and to thank members of the committee past and present - without their support we wouldn’t be able to make our members successful and help them achieve their goals. 

MPI outlined plans for a Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) qualification to be offered to members in the UK - a program designed to select, educate, and certify management-level meeting and event professionals. Other education focussed events include corporate and agency planner forums, technology updates and CSR planner forums.

Samme continues: "MPI is about success for all. Being a member of a vibrant organisation provides a great opportunity to learn new skills and we want to help members achieve their goals. We are investing in quality by creating and facilitating opportunities which raise the bar for our membership and the wider meeting and events industry. But you only get out what you put in which is why we encourage our members to become involved in the Chapter’s activities as much as possible. It was encouraging that a number of members signed up for volunteer roles within the Chapter on the night as well as enquiries from non-members interested in joining MPI. It makes for a very exciting future for the Chapter."

Pictures from MPI's AGM are here.

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