About MDI

  Introduction to the Meeting Design Institute

The Meeting Design Institute, founded in 2006, provides consulting services, educational and training programmes for meeting professionals, venues and convention bureaus. We publish books, articles and videos on meeting design as well as organising a conference on meeting design - the FRESH Conference (since 2012).  Our education offers the chance to become a Certified Meeting Designer (CMD).  MDI also has a global community of companies and professionals (our members) that deliver meeting support or are involved in meeting design.

Our mission is: to develop meeting design alongside the logistics and hospitality. This category of meeting design brings together education, tools and services with a common objective to design more effective meetings and events.


  About our membership


Our members are a global community of companies and professionals that offer creative solutions and meeting design support for meeting and event planners. The MDI membership is a unique opportunity to:

  1. promote your products/services to your target market
  2. meet potential clients
  3. learn and be updated on meetings and events' industry trends 
  4. network and collaborate with other meeting professionals


The MDI member network helps to develop the meeting design market as a recognised component of the broader meetings and events industry. MDI membership is a unique opportunity to meet people and companies in the same market with similar or different products and explore opportunities for collaboration. By approaching the market together, under a single umbrella, members increase the impact and profile of their own products and services.


Why become a member?


“Since we joined MDI in April 2019, we have had the opportunity to meet a lot of interesting people from the event world, to participate in international fairs (IMEX Las Vegas) in optimal conditions of stand-sharing, give presentations to audiences of event professionals at trade shows, even creating new partnerships with members…
It is certain that our client portfolio has grown since we joined them.

But beyond these facts, joining MDI is not only joining a community of members, it is much more. The MDI team knows each of its members personally and always has their interests at heart. They provide a caring and positive environment, constantly offering you new opportunities to grow. MDI membership offers you magnificent opportunities in terms of business development, and magnificent personalities with whom it is a pleasure to spend time.


In a way, you feel like you are part of a big family.

I can only recommend MDI, well done and thank you guys!”




Do you want to speak at industry events, meet new potential clients and widen your reach to generate new leads? Share a stand at trade shows at discounted rates or simply be a member of a community of meeting design suppliers, who learn from each other, help each other and collaborate?


If yes, then MDI membership is right for you.






  • You will be invited to speak at industry events
  • Be included in The Meeting Design Toolbox catalogue promoting your services
  • Get a member discount off industry MDI/FRESH networking dinners 
  • Be listed on our website see our current members
  • Stand share with MDI as a member at exhibitions - reduced cost (we build the stand and manage the logistics; you just focus on getting your appointments booked)
  • Be promoted as an exhibitor at industry events - if you have your own stand, or stand share with MDI, as a member we always promote your stand number to meeting planners
  • Be invited to quarterly BOOM industry discussion calls, exclusive for MDI members
  • Receive your promotional schedule, designed for you and to promote your blogs and content, for 2020 - Here are our Top 10 member blog posts from 2019



Get in touch

There are several marketing, networking and learning opportunities available for MDI members. If would you like to know more about it please contact:

Sandie McCoubrey
Membership and Partnership Manager
Skype: sandie.mccoubrey




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