News & Press: Press Release

MPI and NCBMP Partnership Membership Benefits

Monday, July 6, 2020  

Together, Meeting Professionals International and National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals are committed to growing a strong and inclusive meeting and event community. 

About MPI

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, the organization provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 70 chapters and clubs in 75 countries worldwide. 


The National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals (NCBMP), founded in 1983, is a non- profit organization dedicated primarily to the training needs of African American meeting planners.
The organization is committed to the improvement of the meetings, conferences, exhibitions, and conventions they manage. Members of NCBMP include meeting planners from numerous business, civil rights, church and fraternal organizations. Associate membership is available to individuals who represent hotels, convention bureaus, city government officers, airlines and other suppliers who offer services to the meeting and convention community. 

Since its founding, NCBMP has made a significant impact in the hospitality community by identifying the sizable purchasing power and impact of the African American convention. 

The value of being a member of MPI and NCBMP 

In addition to the great resources available through NCBMP, joint members with MPI have access to networking opportunities, business exchanges, and a vast education program to advance you personally and professionally. You will be connected to an expansive network of 17,000 meeting and event professionals globally, as well as resource such as: 

  • Free or reduced cost to on demand and in-person education sessions, webinars and certification courses through the MPI Academy
  • Discount registration to MPI Signature events such as WEC, EMEC and exclusive registration for MPI Experiential Series events
  • Advanced search features in the MPI Member Directory, available exclusively to MPI members
  • Explore specific education, resources and unique forms of support through MPI Communities
  • Connect with specific groups or the entire MPI global community using MyMPI Online Form
  • Connect with peers and expand your education and networking through local Chapter affiliation
  • Explore career specific to the meeting and event industry through MPI’s Career Resource Center
  • And more 

Click here for instructions to join online [PDF].


MPI Contact Information
Meeting Professionals International 
2711 LBJ Frwy, Ste. 600 
Dallas, Tx 75234 
Phone: 866-318-2743 
Member Services: 972-702-3053 

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