About Us

The Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International was chartered in 1986 and became MPI’s 42nd Chapter. The chapter consists of over 180+ meeting planners, hotel representatives and other suppliers.  MPI Virginia normally meets the first Thursday of the month with the purpose of providing our membership educational and network opportunities.  The membership covers a large area of Virginia, including Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Fredericksburg and Coastal Virginia.

MPI Virginia has four Membership categories:

  • Planner - those who plan and manage meetings and events

  • Supplier - those who supply goods or services to the meeting industry

  • Student - those enrolled full-time in a post-secondary program, emphasizing the meeting industry

  • Affiliate - those who are current MPI Members assigned to another Chapter

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 the Plan Your Meetings non-traditional meeting planner audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 24 countries. Click here to learn more about MPI

MPI Virginia's Mission Statement

The mission of the Virginia Chapter of Meeting Professionals International is to be the pivotal force in providing meeting planners and suppliers superior educational, networking, and leadership development opportunities while establishing and implementing our business plan to ensure membership growth, retention, and future development of the Chapter and its leadership.

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