Member Concierge FAQS


The following information will help you to take full advantage of your membership-and provide you with important program and communication details, as well as easy-to-access-resources that you can use immediately.

This is the area where members may find answers to frequently asked questions. If you would like to see additional answers added to this FAQ, please reach out to a MEMBER CONCIERGE team member by emailing info@mpigny.org or complete the Member Assistance Concierge Request Form and we will be happy to take your suggestion. Please stop by our Member Concierge table at each chapter function. You will have the opportunity to meet current members that will help make introductions to chapter leaders and other MPI members. You can also learn how MPI can help you further your own objectives or pick up information about joining a committee.


Q: How do I become a Member?

If you would like to join this dynamic organization of over 23,000 meeting professionals, you must first go the national website, www.mpiweb.org / click Join MPI and follow the link.

The direct link is http://www.mpiweb.org/Membership/JoinMPI. You must designate which local Chapter that you would like to be affiliated with, please list Greater New York.

The cost is $395 per year for planners and $515 per year for suppliers.

Once you have submitted your application, if you would like to follow up on the status of your application you can call MPI HQ Customer Service on 972.702.3021. Once your Membership is processed, you will receive a packet from MPI HQ with general information and your login number for the national website. We look forward to welcoming you into the Greater New York Chapter. Membership in MPI belongs to the individual supplier or planner who originally joins the association, rather than the employing organization.

What is a Subscriber Membership?

If you are already an MPI Member of another chapter and would like access to the members and events of the Greater New York Chapter, you are welcome to become a Subscriber Member of the Greater New York Chapter. Subscriber Membership with the Greater New York Chapter is $80 per year.

If you are interested in becoming a Subscriber Member, click here for an application.

If I want to join a committee, who do I contact?

Please complete our online Committee Interest Form. Please stop by our Member Concierge table at each chapter function. You will have the opportunity to meet current members that will help make introductions to chapter leaders and other MPI members. You can also learn how MPI can help you further your own objectives or pick up information about joining a committee.

How do I provide Feedback to the Chapter?

Please reach out to a MEMBER CONCIERGE team member at info@mpigny.org or complete the Member Assistance Concierge Request Form and we will be happy to take your feedback. Please stop by our Member Concierge table at each chapter function. You will have the opportunity to meet current members that will help make introductions to chapter leaders and other MPI members. You can also learn how MPI can help you further your own objectives or pick up information about joining a committee.

May I attend a Chapter Board Meeting?

Yes. All members in good standing are permitted to attend a chapter board meeting. All guests must RSVP in advance.

How do I update my member and contact information?

To ensure that you continue to receive the many benefits of membership in MPI, your contact information must be up to date. Please take a few moments to update your profile with MPI (you need to notify the International association). Please stop by our Member Concierge table at each chapter function. You will have the opportunity to meet current members that will help make introductions to chapter leaders and other MPI members. You can also learn how MPI can help you further your own objectives or pick up information about joining a committee.

Does MPI offer Continuing Education Units (CEU's)?

MPI provides Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits for learning activities as an additional membership benefit. To acquire CEU credits you may attend our live events and attend knowledge sessions or you may participate in our virtual access pass and watch the sessions at your convenience

We also offer credits for participating in and viewing webinars. To see a list of current and archived webinars, please click here.

If you are applying for the CMP program or recertifying, please know that the CEU credit calculation is regulated by the Convention Industry Council. For more information on how to calculate your credits according to your situation, please visit their web site, www.conventionindustry.org.

How do I track my CEU credits?

There are two ways to report CEU credits. If you attend a live event or participate in a webinar, you will receive 1 credit per contact hour. For webinars and archived sessions, you will need to manually add these credits to your profile. You may do so by clicking here.

What is the current ratio of Supplier to Planners?

Currently, our membership is 42% planners and 58% suppliers but that ratio changes monthly.

What if I'm currently a planner and I switch to a supplier category?

Will I have to have a planner match in order to continue my membership?

A planner who switches to a supplier designation is not required to have a planner match during this process. MPI will make appropriate adjustments once members have confirmed their new category of membership.

What is the CMP?

MPI is a proud supporter of the Convention Industry Council’s Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Program. The CMP is the foremost certification of the meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry; and the program recognizes individuals who have achieved the industry's highest standard of professionalism.

What are the benefits of the CMP certification?

Established in 1985, the CMP credential benefits meeting professionals through:
  • Recognition: As the premier industry certification, the CMP distinguishes holders as career professionals who have demonstrated a high level of experience, skill and knowledge.
  • Competitive Advantage: The designation conveys credibility to a meeting professional's opinions and ideas, both at work and in the greater meetings, conventions and exhibitions industry.
  • Peer Acceptance: CMPs are immediately recognized by other CMPs as fellow professionals committed to the advancement of the profession.
  • Salary Enhancement: CMPs can use the certification as a competitive advantage when it comes to negotiating salaries and other business.
  • Personal Achievement: After passing a rigorous application and examination process, CMPs express a profound sense of personal achievement at finally being regarded as the exceptionally skilled professional they are.
  • Commitment: Successful completion of the certification process conveys that the certified meeting professional is committed and goal driven in their career.

What industry newsletters or online magazines should I be subscribing to?

Where do I go for more information on the CMP?

For fee and application information, please visit the Convention Industry Council's website