Established in 1972, Dallas-based MPI (www.mpiweb.org ) is the leading expert committed to shaping and defining the future of the meeting and event industry. As the largest professional association for the $102.3 billion meeting industry, MPI defines the return on investment and strategic value meetings bring to individuals, organizations and the global economy. MPI members conduct more than 770,000 meetings and special events annually. MPI helps its members enhance professional value by providing them with best practices, superior education, research, professional development and networking opportunities.
* $102.3 billion is the total spending for the meeting and convention industry in 2001, as determined by the total value of output delivered to final demand as a result of delegate, association, exhibitor, corporate and incentive traveler expenditures. – less–ZoomInfo