President's Message

 
Jennifer Mell, CMP
President, MPI-Wisconsin
 
Welcome to MPI-Wisconsin!  I’m so glad you found your way to our chapter’s website and encourage you to explore this site to learn more about us.

Our chapter has a rich history in Meeting Professionals International as four of our own were founding members for the organization. We continue that tradition of innovation and leadership today, and seek to be a valued partner in your success, whether as a planner, supplier, educator, or student.

We strive to make it as easy as possible to learn, grow, and network…all with top-notch education and loads of opportunities to expand your personal footprint. 
 
Education
I joined MPI for the education opportunities and this chapter works diligently to provide the best education possible for our members. With education offered at nearly every event we hold, we provide a broad base of topics to help you further your career, delivered by some of the best in the industry. As a CIC Preferred Provider, our sessions are certified by the Convention Industry Council for Continuing Education credit.

MPI-Wisconsin is a state-wide organization, and we provide educational opportunities throughout Wisconsin.  I encourage you to click on the “Events” tab to check out our future schedule, and attend every event possible…even if that means just the ones in your area. We value your time, and know that your time will have value when you attend any of our upcoming events.
 
Networking
Networking opportunities through MPI-Wisconsin abound and provide the one-on-one connections for professional and business development.  Our Chapter is one of the leaders among all MPI Chapters in volunteer engagement, because time invested in MPI-Wisconsin is time well spent.  The business and personal connections generated through our volunteer committees can last far beyond a specific activity, and often lead to life-long relationships.

Much of networking is not “who you know” but “who knows you” and MPI-Wisconsin offers many ways to get exposure.  Our Strategic Alliance partnerships, event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and other opportunities support our activities and provide great value in reaching our very motivated and active membership.  Your support is crucial to our mission of connecting industry professionals to learn, build relationships, and enhance business opportunities. 

I’m honored to serve as the President of MPI-Wisconsin for the 2016-2017 term, and with our Board of Directors, to serve our membership. 

If you’re already a member of this great chapter, THANK YOU for your commitment and service to MPI-Wisconsin!  If you aren’t a member yet, I encourage you to learn more and join, not just Meeting Professionals International but MPI-WISCONSIN!
I look forward to welcoming you to our MPI-WI family!

Jennifer Mell, CMP
MPI-WI Chapter President