By Don Douloff, December 18, 2008
Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has opened two new chapters, in Korea and Brazil.
Currently, Korea has 62 members. MPI expects to soon implement educational activities such as seminars, workshops and the newly created Global Certificate in Meetings Operations 1 (GMCO) in the region. Discussions are underway for member exchange programmes between Korean schools and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Singapore Campus and Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The Brazil Chapter, with a membership of 53, was a club prior to receiving official chapter status. Events organized thus far have concentrated on ROI, planning and strategies in corporate events, and meeting planning for pharmaceutical companies. The Brazil chapter is projected to increase its membership to 108 in 2009.