Under the banner of MPI UK and Ireland, the association plans to offer additional networking and educational opportunities and greater recognition of Irish members.
The association also plans to work more closely with its international counterparts to share ideas, strategies and opportunities.
This international alliance is likely to initially focus on Europe.
MPI UK and Ireland is also bolstering its work to expand business opportunities for members and former vice-president sponsorship Samme Allen's title has changed to chair of partnerships and business opportunities to strengthen this effort.
Chapter president Anthony Hyde said: "This will be a great year for the chapter as we grow our membership and international relations and intensify our business focus."