One of the biggest challenges that organizers face while planning an event is finding the right speakers for their audience. This task became easier due to a joint effort between Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and eSpeakers to produce the MPI Speaker Resource.
MPI Speaker Resource is a free online directory that offers event organizers direct access to a vast collection of speakers, presenters and subject matter experts from around the world. From any computer or mobile device, event organizers can search a robust speaker database housing more than 8,000 experts worldwide. The system allows event organizers to search by topic, fee, location, availability and more, or to post a job and let the right experts come to them.
“The calendars and profiles in our system are updated by the speakers, presenters and subject matter experts themselves,” said Joseph Heaps, vice president of sales and marketing, eSpeakers. “This adds a level of trust and confidence for event organizers when making the hiring decision.”
eSpeakers.com is a 14-year-old technology and marketing company founded by professional speaker Art Berg, CSP, CPAE.
“This platform will provide our Chapters and members a new outlet for securing strong, proven speakers for not only their Chapter events but for their professional needs too,” said Brad C. Shanklin, senior director of Chapters & Member Services, Meeting Professionals International.
The MPI Speaker Resource offers a new way to find speakers that’s easier and faster than generic Web searches. With so many experts on one site, along with real-time availability, verified reviews, custom shortlists, local searches, and more, the new MPI Speaker Resource will be a go-to tool for event organizers filling speaking slots.