The American Society of Association Executives and Meeting Professionals International announced a new collaboration that will provide enhanced educational programs and projects for the association and meeting professional industry.
The joint educational experiences will be available to ASAE's planner members, as well as MPI's association members. They will draw on the combined experience design expertise of both organizations to help meeting professionals better tailor their events to attendee needs.
"Providing opportunities for association professionals to transform society through the power of collaboration is a focus for ASAE," said Susan Robertson, CAE, interim president and CEO of ASAE, in a statement. "The partnership with MPI will allow members from both organizations to take advantage of educational opportunities and relationships with industry partners in the experience design space, while reaching a more diverse group of association meeting planners."
As part of the initiative, MPI will collaborate on the education line-up for ASAE's Xperience Design Project in May, and provide education at ASAE's Annual Meeting & Exposition on Experience Design in August. ASAE, in turn, will offer education at MPI's World Education Congress event in June. The two associations will work together on coordinating key programs for IMEX Association Day in the fall.
"MPI is thrilled to share resources and best practices with the ASAE team. ASAE is the leader of the association industry," said Paul Van Deventer, MPI president and CEO, in a statement. "This collaboration promotes a larger context for business events industry professionals by combining resources and insights in ways that build on the value that we provide to our members while extending our reach."