At IMEX today, leadership from Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Jumeirah Group signed a formal agreement to a global partnership that spans investments in research, education and marketplace opportunities.
“We’re honored 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.”
The current three year agreement commits MPI to 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’ US$16.4 billion buying power. The partnership also includes a Jumeirah investment with the MPI Foundation to advance research on the future of meetings.
“The partnership with MPI demonstrates Jumeirah’s 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 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.”
To date, Jumeirah’s portfolio includes the world’s most luxurious and award winning hotel properties with a team of more than 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.
See all Jumeirah Group World Travel Awards winners here:
Burj Al Arab - 2010 Middle East’s Leading Hotel, 2010 Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel, 2010 Dubai’s Leading Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel - 2009 Dubai’s Leading Resort
Emirates Towers - 2010 Middle East’s Leading Business Hotel
Madinat Jumeirah - 2009 UAE’s Leading Resort, 2009 Dubai’s Leading Conference Hotel
Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa - 2010 UAE’s Leading Hideaway Resort
Jumeirah Carlton Tower - 2006 England’s Leading Business Hotel
Jumeirah Essex House - 2010 North America’s Leading Business Hotel, 2010 United States’ Leading Business Hotel