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Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest and most vibrant global meeting and event industry association. The organization helps its members thrive by building human connections through knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of approximately 20,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. 

The New England Chapter of Meeting Professionals International brings approximately 500 members to the MPI global community.  Our chapter membership includes some of the most influential meeting planners and meeting and event suppliers in the New England area.

What’s New in Your World?? Share it through MPI/NE!

MPI/NE is excited to announce that Chris Reagan has taken over Ad Sales for our Chapter.
Chris, a past president of MPI/NE, and current President of Get Ahead Speakers Bureau will be
working with our membership to expand their business opportunities through our
Website, Newsletter, and Directory Ad Sales.

If your organization is interested in Advertising with MPI/NE please reach out to
Chris at or 603.664.8888.

July 31st Deadline for Directory. August 8th for Fall Newsletter – get in touch today!


September 2014 Monthly Educational Program
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Click here to register online

A Planner’s Guide to Navigating the World of Allergies and Dietary Restrictions.  
How to make your attendees, clients, vendors and YOUR life easier!

Baker's BestThe Main Event
A panel of industry experts will discuss the proliferation of dietary needs andallergies from the perspectives of planners, caterers and chefs.  The panel will help clarify some of the more commonly confused terms as well as how best to communicate attendee needs effectively with clients, planners, venues and caterers. Learn how to keep this important information from falling through the cracks.

This is an important topic and we must be intelligent about how we deal with issues surrounding food allergy and intolerance. One out of three people either say that they have a food allergy or that they modify their diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy.  Our guests rely on us to understand their concerns and respond accordingly.

  • Learn to identify and define common dietary needs and allergies.
  • Find the best way to collect this information from attendees prior to events.
  • Understand the challenges faced by planners, venues and caterers
  • Overcome real versus perceived dietary needs and wants.
  • Discover best practices to ensure this important information is communicated effectively to ensure your event runs smoothly.

Networking Lounge After Party
VDA ProductionsAfter the Educational Session relax in VDAs new inflatable 24ft dome tents and check out the cool lounge atmosphere set with furniture, music (put on your dancing shoes!) and, of course, networking. 

Event Location
VDA Productions
63 Inner Belt Rd, Somerville, MA 02143

Legal Touchpoints: Contract Confusion Clarified!

Join your industry colleagues to engage in discussion and collect information on legal clauses that most often challenge planners and suppliers alike.

Boston Newton MArioottYou can choose and calibrate how you approach your contract review process with a renewed outlook!

We hope to see you at the Marriott Boston Newton on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 5:30.

Upcoming Chapter Events

October Educational Program
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boston Marriott Newton

MPI/NE Fall Educational Institute 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014 – Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Location – TBD

December Holiday Party
Monday, December 8, 2014
Location – LaughBoston at Westin Boston Waterfront

Kudos, Moves & Changes

Have you done something amazing lately?

Each quarter in the MPI New England newsletter, Meetings, we celebrate the achievements of our members. Are you an MPI/NE member with something to celebrate?

Did you change jobs, start a company, get married, have a child – please let us know! We’ll get the word out!

You can forward your achievement to our Director of Publications, Janet Lincoln at

Our newest Sponsor Spotlight  brings you MPI/NE members and volunteers, Gail Paul and Robert Rebholz, owners of Next Level Promotions LLC.  You can contact Gail or Robert at  or at Phone: (781) 933-4660.

At Next Level Promotions LLC we look forward to the challenges of sourcing just the “right stuff” for your company, your events, your trade-shows, your whatever. We have access to over 750,000 products from A-Z – apparel to zebras (stuffed) that can be used in so many ways. We also provide custom-printed holiday cards, gourmet food and wine gift baskets. We can create custom gifts for room drops.  We are dedicated to helping you enhance the experience of your event.  Our job is to make your job easier!

We welcome visits to our showroom – come for lunch and let’s have some fun. No one leaves without a goodie bag.

Remember to support your fellow MPI/NE Members and Buy MPI!


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