Committees

    Advocacy

    Advocacy Committee is responsible for identifying (with the approval of the President/Board) and facilitating opportunities for the MPIPHL membership to become involved with government issues and educating the public.

    Awards

    Awards Committee will focus on the yearly award criteria planning, voting and distribution of our Chapter awards, as well as scholarship programs.

    Awards Gala

    Awards Gala Committee plans and manages all aspects of the Awards Gala. Bring your creativity and the ability to have fun!

     Blog

    MPI to Eye is now a blog with posts ideally published one to two times per week (Wednesday and/or Friday) and a twice-yearly published magazine which includes a supplement to Education Institute distributed to attendees of the event and an Annual Yearbook mailed to all MPIPHL Members. Provide your time and talent to help solicit members to write relevant articles, gather newsworthy items, and industry updates. If you want to know more about the meetings industry beyond MPI and MPIPHL (and want to improve your writing skills), this is your committee!

    CMP Study Group

    CMP Study Group coordinates the study course programs held each fall and spring to prepare participants for the semi-annual CMP exam. The committee plans the schedule and organizes the site-selection and facilitators.

    Community Outreach

    Community Outreach Committee is responsible for identifying and facilitating opportunities for the membership to involve themselves in activities benefiting Philadelphia area charities and institutions. While in the past the committee has assisted numerous charitable organizations, this year we are planning to develop strong, steady relationships with three charities. As a committee member, you can help choose the direction for the coming year.

    Connections Campaign

    The committee is responsible for the promotion of the MPIPHL Connections Campaign, which tracks and promotes member to member business interactions, as well as recognizes members for their efforts to buy MPI.

    Education Institute

    Education Institute Committee coordinates the annual day-long education program and tradeshow held in the spring.

    Fall Social

    Fall Social Committee is responsible for planning all aspects of a fundraiser in the fall, such as a silent auction or casino night.

    Leadership Development

    Leadership Development Committee is responsible for the development of processes, procedures, tools, and programs to support the development of chapter leaders, effective succession planning, and the annual transition of volunteer duties.  Programs include Committee Sign Up Day and Leadership Day (or event).

    Member Care

    Member Care Committee will contact all new members to welcome them to the Chapter. Committee will also focus on teaming new Chapter members with veteran members to acclimate them to the Chapter, ease their “freshman” year of networking and facilitate the process of getting the most from their membership and committee involvement.

    Membership Recruitment

    Membership Recruitment Committee focuses on the growth of our Chapter through the development of campaigns that identify and target prospective new members. Committee includes the Ambassador Club which is responsible for meeting and greeting attendees at all Chapter functions and providing a pre-meeting session for both non-members and new members to share Chapter information and benefits.

    Membership Retention

    Membership Retention Committee provides ongoing communication with members to ensure Chapter programs and professional benefits are provided through our Chapter’s activities and projects. Committee also develops member recognition programs and drives efforts to increase member engagement and committee participation.

    Monthly Programs

    Monthly Programs Committee provides interesting and cutting-edge programs for monthly educational meetings, including guest speakers and activities designed for the professional development of our membership.

    Nominating

    Nominating Committee will focus on soliciting and interviewing future board members and creating the slate for the following year.

    Sponsorship/Advertising

    Sponsorship and Advertising Group is responsible for consolidation all of the Chapter’s request for Sponsorship, Partnerships, etc. into one comprehensive strategic business development plan so that we are able to raise more funds to benefit our members.

    Past Presidents' Advisory Council

    Past Presidents’ Advisory Council is made up of past chapter presidents and they work on special chapter projects.

    Public Relations/Marketing

    Public Relations/Marketing communicates Chapter activities and meetings industry news to our industry peers, general public and the media via our website, newsletter and press releases. Specifically, Public Relations will maintain the relationships with area publications (such as the Philadelphia Business Journal, Inquirer/ Philly.com, Pennsylvania Meetings+Events magazine, and Mid-Atlantic Events Magazine) along with other Associations (ISES, HSMAI, PCMA, and other MPI Chapters) to ensure that our monthly meetings and special events are publicized. Additional PR and Marketing is to increase member awareness of services and benefits available through MPI Headquarters, and to assist in promotional efforts of international events on the Chapter level.

    Roundtables

    Roundtable Committee plans the topics and speakers for the roundtable sessions held prior to each monthly meeting.

    Spring Social

    Spring Social Committee is responsible for planning a spring fundraising event, such as a golf outing or bowling outing.

    Student Affairs

    Student Affairs Committee focuses on the extension of our Chapter membership into the community to students, academics teaching hospitality/meeting planning related courses and mid-career professionals to assist their understanding of and development within the industry.

    Venue Procurement

    Venue Procurement is responsible for securing venues for the chapters programs and events.

    Website & Social Media

    Website & Social Media Committee is responsible for updating and maintain the current site to ensure we are meeting our members news needs, calendar and job bank etc., as well as tracking and managing all our social media outlets to ensure they are current and timely, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other outlets deemed appropriate.