ASAE Announces Partnership with Meeting Professionals International

January 7, 2020

WASHINGTON— ASAE and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announce a partnership in which the two organizations will collaborate on projects and education programs to benefit the association and meeting professional communities. ASAE is the premier source of education, community and advocacy for association professionals around the world. This partnership with MPI will cement both organizations position as leaders in experience design and will focus on developing and certifying expertise among association meetings professionals in tailoring events to the needs and motivations of attendees.

ASAE Announces Partnership with Meeting Professionals International WASHINGTON— ASAE and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) announce a partnership in which the two organizations will collaborate on projects and education programs to benefit the association and meeting professional communities. ASAE is the premier source of education, community and advocacy for association professionals around the world. This partnership with MPI will cement both organizations position as leaders in experience design and will focus on developing and certifying expertise among association meetings professionals in tailoring events to the needs and motivations of attendees.

“Providing opportunities for association professionals to transform society through the power of collaboration is a focus for ASAE. The partnership with MPI will allow members from both organizations to take advantage of educational opportunities and relationships with industry partners in the experience design space while reaching a more diverse group of association meeting planners too,” said Susan Robertson, CAE, interim ASAE president and CEO.

“MPI is thrilled to share resources and best practices with the ASAE team. ASAE is the leader of the association industry,” said Paul Van Deventer, MPI president and CEO. “This collaboration promotes a larger context for business events industry professionals by combining resources and insights in ways that build on the value that we provide to our members while extending our reach. This partnership exemplifies these efforts.”

The upcoming collaborative programs will provide attendees with ASAE’s essential elements of experience design education with the added benefit of working towards MPI’s certificate in experience design. These initiatives will support ASAE’s planner members as well as MPI and its association members, with joint educational experiences.

● MPI will collaborate on the education line-up for ASAE’s Xperience Design Project: May 19-20, 2020 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, MD.
● ASAE will offer education for MPI association attendees at WEC: June 6-9, 2020, Grapevine, Texas.
● MPI will provide education at ASAE’s Annual Meeting & Exposition on Experience Design: August 8-11, 2020 Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV.
● MPI and ASAE will collaborate on key programs during IMEX Association Day: September 2020, Sands Expo, Las Vegas, NV.

MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Precker, CAE, [email protected], 202-626-2735.

About ASAE and the ASAE Foundation
ASAE is celebrating 100 years of making society smarter, better and safer. The Centennial anniversary represents ASAE’s role as a leader and supporter of progress and innovation in the association industry. ASAE is a membership organization of more than 48,000 association executives and industry partners representing 7,400 organizations. Since it was established 100 years ago, its members have and continue to lead, manage, and work in or partner with organizations in more than a dozen association management disciplines, from executive management to finance to technology. With the support of the ASAE Research Foundation, a separate nonprofit entity, ASAE is the premier source of learning, knowledge, and future-oriented research for the association and nonprofit profession and provides resources, education, ideas, and advocacy to enhance the power and performance of the association and nonprofit community. Visit ASAE at asaecenter.org.

About MPI
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. 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 with members in more than 75 countries. "When we meet, we change the world." www.mpi.org.