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MPI Announces Alliance with the Seoul Convention & Visitors Bureau to Create the MPI Korea Chapter

MPI Announces Alliance with the Seoul Convention & Visitors Bureau to Create the MPI Korea Chapter ( Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced a strategic partnership with the Seoul Convention Bureau to create MPI Korea Chapter. The agreement will result in the formation of the first MPI Chapter in Asia, with a membership of 200 members identified by the Seoul Convention&Visitors Bureau in partnership with other Korean organizations.

MPI’s alliance in Korea, as well as the recent opening of the Singapore office, demonstrates MPI’s commitment to the execution of its global strategy and support the organization’s new vision to build a rich global meetings industry community.

Bruce MacMillan, MPI President and CEO said: “Asia is a strong actor in the meetings industry and we are delighted to announce that we now have in Chapter in this buoyant part of the world. MPI’s presence in Korea will provide all the meetings industry members in the country with new opportunities to further develop their professional expertise and will give them access to our global marketplace. ”

Mr. Yangsik Moon, Director General of the Seoul Convention&Visitors Bureau said “The newly created Chapter means that meetings professionals in Korea will not only have access to new educational content but also to a global marketplace thanks to MPI international reach. This alliance provides all MPI Korea Chapter members with a wealth of opportunities and access to recognised best practices.”’

In a quickly evolving and rapidly globalizing economy, it is crucial for meeting professionals to be aware of the key changes taking place. The world is now a global marketplace offering them increased opportunities but also afiercer competitive environment. With this new alliance in Africa, MPI demonstrates its commitment to provide each of its community members with the global connections and resources to ensure their success in the 21st century.

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About MPI
• Meeting Professionals International, the global meetings industry community, is committed to delivering success for its more than 22,000 worldwide members by providing innovative knowledge and learning experiences, connecting people and ideas and creating rich marketplace opportunities. Founded in 1972, the Dallas-based organisation delivers global human connections through its 68 chapters and clubs in 20 countries around the world.
• With more than 1,900 members in Europe, MPI currently has 11 chapters in 12 European countries, including: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France-Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and UK, and has a recent growth rate of about 20 percent.
• The European Meetings and Events Conference, co-created by MPI, will be held in London 18-20 April 2008. The 3-day conference, set to attract nearly 700 meeting professionals, is held annually in Europe and offers more than 30 interactive educational sessions.

Nina Gardiner or Sandra Boutonnet at Cut Communications Tel: +44 (0) 207 096 2958/53 Email:

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