MPI, Jumeirah ink partnership deal
Frankfurt, May 26, 2010
Dubai-based Jumeirah Group has signed a partnership deal with Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the meeting and event industry’s largest and most vibrant global community at the ongoing Imex in Frankfurt.
The agreement spans investments in research, education and marketplace opportunities, according to a statement from MPI.
“We’re honoured that an organization like Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts, with a robust growth strategy and commitment to education, has selected MPI as a global partner,” said MPI president and CEO Bruce MacMillan.
“Aligning MPI Global Training programmes and research into the future of meetings with Jumeirah just made sense,” he added.
Under the three year agreement, MPI will train Jumeirah event professionals in preparation for obtaining their certified meeting professional (CMP) credentials.
Additionally, Jumeirah now has access to marketplace opportunities leveraging exposure to MPI members’ $16.4 billion buying power. The partnership also includes a Jumeirah investment with the MPI Foundation to advance research on the future of meetings, said its top official.
“The partnership with MPI demonstrates our commitment to the meeting and events industry. At Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, we have access to some of the most imaginative and exhilarating facilities to hold a meeting or a conference, and Jumeirah colleagues have become known for the thoughtful and generous service they provide in a luxurious environment," said Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group.
“By supporting the MPI foundation and through our continuous commitment to the development of our colleagues, our goal is to raise the bar to offer even more innovative and successful meetings,” he added.
To date, Jumeirah’s portfolio includes the world’s most luxurious and award winning hotel properties with a team of over 11,500 people from 100 nationalities.
The organization is actively expanding around the world not only with properties, but also in working more closely with meetings and events. Jumeirah recognizes the value that MPI’s expertise can bring to preparing their growing team to achieve globally recognized certifications like CMP.-TradeArabia News Service