About Us

Who We Are

East Tennessee Meeting Professionals is the largest association for meeting professionals in East Tennessee.   ETMP began in July of 2002 and is based in Knoxville, Tennessee.


Mission Statement East Tennessee Meeting Professionals is an organization committed to Education, Career Development, and Developing Business Contacts for Meeting and Event Professionals in East Tennessee.

Organization Objectives

  • Encouraging and improving communications, understanding and cooperation between meeting planners and suppliers through periodic meetings, discussions, and conferences;
  • Expanding the knowledge and abilities of planners and suppliers by conducting formal educational programs;…
  • Aiding planners in locating and evaluating meeting facilities and support services;
  • Assist both meeting planners and suppliers in enhancing their personal and professional skills and increasing their career development opportunities;
  • Promoting an understanding in decision-making areas that directly or indirectly impacts the scope of operations of the planners and suppliers;
  • Maintaining liaison activities with other professional meeting planner and supplier organizations; and
  • Providing guidance and advice to planners and suppliers on all phases of planning, executing, and evaluating meetings.

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