(Pictured) Paul Van Deventer
International has restructured its membership model, offering a new tiered program for joining.
"Our redesigned model has more flexibility and choices, which allows us to meet the needs of our membership better and will attract a broader audience, including emerging professionals who need a more affordable option," said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of the association.
Planners and suppliers now can choose from the following:• Essential Membership
($279 annually for planners) provides access to MPI's online resources, including free education webcasts, •recorded event sessions, the membership directory, the job board, the MyMPI Online Community, and more.• Preferred Membership
($355) includes Essential Membership benefits plus chapter affiliation, special rates for chapter events and assistance in completing the application to receive the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation.• Premier Membership
($449) is for the most active members, offering Essential and Preferred benefits, plus access to marketing lists; VIP passes to events; previews of MPI's Meetings Outlook quarterly research; career and academic counseling, and more.
Among the offerings of a new e-subscription service launching in August will be the digital edition of the MPI's magazine and select live-education webcasts.