Meeting/Event Information


    One of the greatest benefits of being a part of MPI Pittsburgh are the  monthly educational programs it offers to members and guests.  Each and every monthly program is specifically geared to help advance each attendee's career, not just within the hospitality industry, but also within many different businesses.

    Monthly programs are usually 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, besides outstanding education, most monthly programs offer an opportunity to network with many other colleagues within the Pittsburgh hospitality industry as well as see and experience many different venues throughout our 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.  Examples would be where an MPI member wants to showcase their venue or wares and invites MPI members to a social experience.  Many of the chapter's "Fun" events, such as the Golf Outing and Christmas Party, also offer an educational component to the event such as an excellent topic expert or a "how to" session.

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
Venue Website

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

April 01, 2015

MPI Pittsburgh April Education

April 01, 2015
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

510 Market Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Monthly Education

May 04, 2015

Las Vegas Trip Raffle

May 04, 2015
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM



May 06, 2015

MPI Pittsburgh 2015 Annual Extravaganza

May 06, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Prop Shop
1012 Washington Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15206

May Annual Extravaganza

June 03, 2015

MPI Pittsburgh June Education

June 03, 2015
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh Airport
111 Airport Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15231
Venue Website

June Education