Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is joining forces with the educational offerings of International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) in a partnership that will come to fruition on the pages of The Meeting Professional magazine.

“We are excited to be partnering with MPI and are confident our membership will find The Meeting Professional very informative and engaging,” said IAEE president and CEO David DuBois. “We are looking forward to bringing additional perspective to the magazine and building new relationships with MPI members in the process.”

The two associations have formed an agreement to increase awareness of both organizations through MPI’s magazine, which circulates each month to MPI members. Starting in January, a digital version of the meetings publication will also be offered to IAEE members in a mobile-friendly format. IAEE will also work closely to develop new magazine content for meeting and event planners.

“The partnership with IAEE is an opportunity for our associations to address the growing need for collaboration between the meeting, tradeshow and event principles,” said Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of MPI. “Our memberships rely heavily on each other to be successful and we are honored to be able to offer The Meeting Professional as a channel to help bring our business communities together.”

It has been a busy year of for MPI. The global meeting and event industry association recently acquired Plan Your Meetings, an Atlanta-based company that produces a digital resources and tools for event planners. Earlier this year, MPI also purchased the Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate program from International Medical Meeting Professionals Association (IMMPA).

MPI and IAEE are two of the largest exhibition and event industry associations in the world. MPI provides education and networking opportunities and business exchanges for its 18,500 members that belong to more than 80 chapters and clubs in 22 countries. IAEE organizes more than 20,000 exhibitions and buyer-seller events around the world, and promotes face-to-face events for business development and growth.