Meeting and Event Information


MPI Pittsburgh offers chapter educational programs specifically geared to help advance each attendee's career, not just within the hospitality industry, but also within many different businesses.

Educational programs are typically held the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM and offer one, but often more, topic expert(s).  On occasion, times and dates will be altered so be sure to check the calendar of events regularly. In addition, the educational programs offer excellent networking opprtunities with hospitality industry professionals throughout Pittsburgh, as well as access to first-class venues in the region.


MPI Pittsburgh has put the "F" back into education - Fun!  Throughout the year, the chapter offers various special events - some social and some a combination fun and education.  MPI Members have the opportunity to showcase their venues, products and services.

Meetings on your terms in the era of ROI, Tight Budgets & Accountability

September 05, 2012
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh - Green Tree
101 DoubleTree Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
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Speaker Biography:


Joshua L. Grimes, Esquire

Joshua L. Grimes, Esq., of Grimes Law Offices based in Philadelphia, is a leading attorney in the association, nonprofit, meeting, and hospitality industries.  His clients include associations, meeting planners, corporations, hotels, convention centers and conference facilities.

Mr. Grimes is a specialist in all matters relating to meetings and conventions.  In particular, he advises clients on legal issues relating to contracts, green meetings and CSR, international meetings, and compliance with corporate accountability laws.

Mr. Grimes is a member of the APEX Contracts Panel, and a member of Board of Directors of the Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys.

Mr. Grimes’ presentation on the meeting contracting process from RFPs thru signed agreements is a popular addition to MPI’s new proprietary content program.  He is also a PCMA Best in Class speaker.  Mr. Grimes has appeared before meeting industry professionals throughout the United States, and in Europe, the Middle East, Canada, and Mexico.  Mr. Grimes is a member of the American Bars of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.


$45.00 Member Registration
$35.00 Earlybird rate before August 30

$60.00 Non-Member Registration

$45.00 Guest of Member Registration
$35.00 Earlybird rate before August 30

$15.00 Student Member Registration

Future Meetings

December Holiday Party at Rivers Casino

December 02, 2015
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Rivers Casino
777 Casino Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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Holiday Party

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MPI Pittsburgh February Education

February 03, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

University Club
123 University Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Monthly Education

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MPI Pittsburgh April Education

April 06, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Monthly Education

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MPI Pittsburgh June Education

June 01, 2016
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM


Monthly Education

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