MPI names new secretariat

Meetings Professionals International (MPI) has appointed former Universal CIT quality director Mary Lockwood-Miller to run the secretariat of its UK Chapter. Her chief task will be supporting MPI’s education and networking activities as well as overseeing administrative procedures. Lockwood-Miller will report in to MPI UK president Peter Haigh. “This is an important step for our association. Mary is highly a qualified event manager and we expect her to be a real asset.” As well as Universal, Lockwood-Miller’s CV includes experience as senior account director at Worldspan International. Previously her MPI role was carried out by association support outfit, Resources for Associations. However RFA resigned the position when its managing director Carol McKellar was appointed to the MPI board, to safeguard against any conflict of interest. For its part Universal has yet to decide whether Lockwood-Miller’s position would be replaced.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles
and free email bulletins.

Register now
Already registered?
Sign in
How to make your events business more resilient

How to make your events business more resilient

Sun Tzu and Charles Darwin gave some advice that still rings true today, says Aonia’s CEO Daniel Chua.

'Small, medium or large - all agencies will be feeling the same shocks'

'Small, medium or large - all agencies will be feeling the same shocks'

Cheerful Twentyfirst boss talks about the challenges of going through an acquisition in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.

LIVE UPDATES: Which international events are being cancelled

LIVE UPDATES: Which international events are being cancelled

All the latest postponements and cancellations as the world deals with the spread of coronavirus.

How can the events industry recover from the impact of coronavirus?

How can the events industry recover from the impact of coronavirus?

Nearly 2,000 event professionals contributed to C&IT's Impact of Coronavirus Report and gave their thoughts on what the future holds.

Coronavirus: Your furlough questions answered

Coronavirus: Your furlough questions answered

Experts answer key FAQs about the tricky decisions businesses need to make around furloughs and offer guidance on the job retention scheme.

Global venues being transformed into field hospitals

Global venues being transformed into field hospitals

Which international convention centres are becoming temporary hospitals to manage spikes in coronavirus cases?

5 ways events will change after coronavirus

5 ways events will change after coronavirus

WRG’s Ben Atherton predicts how the industry might adjust when normality returns to live events.

Majority of event professionals fear job cuts

Majority of event professionals fear job cuts

Part four of C&IT’s global Impact of Coronavirus Report, we find out which regions are most concerned about job security.

In pictures: Events industry joins nationwide NHS tribute

In pictures: Events industry joins nationwide NHS tribute

As the UK came together to thank frontline healthcare workers, venues did their bit to mark the occasion.

Fears freelancers will be forced into debt despite UK chancellor’s intervention

Fears freelancers will be forced into debt despite UK chancellor’s intervention

Relief for freelancers welcomed by HBAA chair amid concerns many will have to take out loans before a payout in June.