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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!


October Educational Program

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

4:30PM - 5:30PM       Registration                      
5:30PM - 6:00PM       Meet & Mingle                  
6:00PM - 7:00PM       Keynote                             
7:30PM – 9:00PM      Networking Reception 

Click here to register online   

How many times have you found yourself heading home with a multipage contract thinking, “I’ll read this tonight when its quiet” only to find yourself saying later that night, “This is something I should review in the morning when I’m fresh” only to end up taking the same contract home with you again to “read at night”!

You are not alone! Join an experienced attorney and a senior planner for a fireside chat about the legal clauses that most often challenge planners and suppliers alike. 

ATTORNEY: Joshua M. Bowman, partner at the law firm of Sherin and Lodgen and Chair of the firm's Hospitality Practice Group for

PLANNER: Nancy D’Ercole, CMP, Senior Manager, Meeting & Event Services at Bright Horizons Children’s Centers, LLC

  • Acquire new strategies for effectively identify and negotiate changes to complex and     confusing provisions in legal contracts;
  • Enhance your knowledge of the overall structure and provisions in venue rental agreements;
  • Identify business versus legal issues in an agreement, and understand how to most efficiently utilize legal counsel;
  • Learn how to approach the contract review process with a renewed outlook!

Attendees may receive 1.5 Clock Hours for Domain B Project Management, Skill 5.02 Manage Contracts

Complimentary Parking is Available.

MPI/NE Fall Educational Institute is Back!
November 24th & 25th

Save the Date for our Annual Fall Educational Institute.
Join us November 24th & 25th for the year’s best education and networking opportunities.
Stay tuned for more details on the Boston area venue, Educational Tracks, and Sponsorship Opportunities.

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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