Awards & Recognition
MPI Kansas City Chapter was thrilled to host our Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, where we honored our members’ accomplishments and raised money through our silent auction for education opportunities and scholarships for our members.
Don’t miss the event of the year! Experience The Power & Light District at the MPI -– KC LIVE! Dine-Around on September 8. Tour the District with food, drinks and prizes and lots of fun! Register NOW!
The program will be held at the newly renovated Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza (770 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112) from 7:30 to 10:30 AM. The program will include breakfast and spotlight a guest speaker as well as a panel of industry experts. Please look for more specifics soon.
Are you a member of MPI-Kansas City and would like to get more involved? We can put you to work!
Whether you are a Supplier or Planner, one of the best ways to network and get the most out of your membership is by serving on a committee. MPIKC has several opportunities for you to become more involved while at the same time helping to achieve our chapter goals.
Volunteering is a great way to meet new contacts, learn from your peers and gain experience that can be added to your resume!
You can dedicate as little or as much time as you’d like!
We currently have openings on all committees for the 2016-2017 fiscal year, so please reach out and connect so that we can find the right fit for you! Get MORE out of your membership now! Megan Gialde at MGialde@nvnhotels.com or Bob Compton at email@example.com.
The Refer A Friend Voucher allows meeting and event professionals to receive a $50 discount on new membership, and you’ll receive $25 credit toward your membership renewal when they join!
As a Planner or Supplier, MPI’s tiered membership approach gives you the ability to choose your membership experience. From ambitious beginners to seasoned pros, MPI has what you need to help you grow and advance your career.
Are you up for renewal this month? Renew your MPI membership before the end of August and you will be entered into a drawing for one of THREE great prizes.
The winner will pick one! Renew today!
- 1 year extended membership
- Receive 6 complimentary tickets to any chapter event (up to $300). Can be used for six tickets to one event, one ticket to six separate events or any combination. Must be used by September 2016.
- Complimentary CMP Study Kit (valued at $312)
We hope that you have received your 2016-2017 MPIKC Directory
! It appears, however, that your MPIKC Newsletter Editor and VP of Communications missed including our valued Affiliate Members, and they were inadvertently left out of the directory. Our sincerest apologies for the oversight!
News & Notes
New name, new logo, new branding, new web domain? What is going on with my chapter?
To help MPI Chapters provide a brand experience consistent with MPI Global, new branding standards were recently released to help ensure brand integrity throughout MPI.
In order to comply with MPI's new brand standards we have updated our web domain to www.mpikc.org. Our new email address effective July 1, 2016 is firstname.lastname@example.org.
International - Kansas City Chapter Celebrates 35 Years!
It is with great excitement that we celebrate the 35th
anniversary of the Meeting Professionals International - Kansas City
Chapter! With this new fiscal year we
bring to you a new name (MPIKC), a new logo, a new membership model through MPI
Global, and an enhanced and revitalized look!
With all of these exciting updates we would be remiss to not
take some time to reflect on the past thirty-five years and to thank all of our
members for your continued support and involvement with the chapter. Our organization represents planners from the
corporate, association, government, religious, non-profit sectors and
independent planners and suppliers, most of who have been in the industry for
more than 15 years. The combined wealth of knowledge within the chapter is
remarkable and with every member, old and new, the organization gains a fresh
perspective, new ideas, impressive industry innovation, and new friends and
colleagues that help achieve greater things for the industry as a whole. You,
our members, fuel this organization and it is your enthusiasm and involvement
that continues to strengthen and grow our organization!
Looking ahead we are excited to continue to bring you newer
content and educational programs that are focused on our passion for our
members, our industry, and most importantly you!
The Member Needs Assessment Survey was emailed on August 8, 2016. If you did not receive it, please let us know so that we can resend, as your feedback is important to us! We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for all that you do to make Kansas City such a successful chapter in the MPI family.
Every couple of years, it is the practice of the board to survey the membership to gauge what is of the most interest and importance to our members at this time. This survey will provide us valuable input to guide the board in steering programming that is both meaningful and valuable to our membership. We are interested in knowing what we are doing well, what you feel we could do better, and how we can best support you in your professional endeavors. Let us know what burning issues you are encountering in your business life, what’s keeping you up at night, and what you wish you could get access to right here in the KC area.
2016-2017 MPIKC Board of Directors