MPISCC Member Opportunities

Key Benefits of being an MPI member

MPI is the world’s largest association for professional meeting planners and suppliers, is the global authority and resource for the meeting industry.

MPI defines and shapes the future of the meeting industry by delivering innovative professional development, research, best practices benchmarking, and analysis of significant business, social and global trends.

MPI builds industry image and value by defining and promoting an appropriate return on investment for individuals, organizations and local economies.

MPI empowers its members with personal and professional excellence by providing them with superior education, research, professional development and networking opportunities.


Subscriber Membership

For those who are members other chapters, becoming a Subscriber Member of MPI Southern California Chapter is an affordable way to receive local access to networking, education and career opportunities.

What is a Subscriber Membership?

A Subscriber Membership allows any individual MPl who is currently a member of another MPI chapter the opportunity to access local chapter benefits for a small, annual cost.

How much does it cost?

The cost for a Subscriber Membership is $75 annually for any current member in good standing with another chapter.

What are the benefits ?

Chapter Events! Attend MPISCC chapter meetings and events at the discounted member rate.

Volunteer Opportunities! Meet other members and learn new skills by joining a MPISCC committee. Volunteer positions range from making phone calls once a year to helping plan a monthly program!

MPISCC Print & Online Directory! One of the largest annual benefits our members tell us is receiving the MPISCC member directory. Whether for sales or keeping in touch with industry peers, the MPISCC directory includes contact information for all current members of the chapter. Subscriber Members are also included in MPI Global’s online directory.

Access to Chapter News! Subscriber Members receive all updates and news regarding upcoming meetings, events, industry trends, volunteer opportunities and much more.

Join MPI or add a subscriber membership!

After Five with MPISCC

After Five gatherings are a great opportunity for meeting professionals in the Southern California area to meet new friends and colleagues in an informal, intimate gatherings. Catch up on what’s happening in the meetings industry, share insights and experiences, get tips and advice, and enjoy food and beverage. With no cost to attend except the cost of your meal, and locations ranging from Long Beach to Ventura, After Five is a meaningful part of the MPISCC experience for all who attend.

Upcoming After 5 Networking Gatherings. Refer to the MPISCC calendar for locations.

March 30, 2016 | 5:15-7:00pm

May 25, 2015 | 5:15-7:00pm


Scholarship Opportunities

4 Scholarships for MPISCC Student Members

Did you know that the MPI Foundation offers scholarships specifically to MPI student members? Four programs offer potential scholarships to WEC, EMEC, as well as two IMEX shows: Las Vegas and Frankfurt. Information can be found on the MPI website.

Let MPI Fund Your Professional Development

Are you looking to advance your professional development with an industry designation this year? Remember that the MPI Foundation offers a variety of scholarships to MPI members. In addition to financial support for the CMP and CMM program, there are specific scholarships geared toward the new Meetings at Sea program and the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate. Click for details and application. 

Funding for Membership Renewal

Are you having challenges with renewing your MPI membership because of budget cuts in your organization? Are you an independent planner, or just starting out on your own?

There are over 20 scholarships provided by the MPI Foundation to fund your membership dues, thanks to the generosity of PSAV Canada, Wynn Las Vegas and Quest Drape. Apply now.