IMEX donates to MPI Foundation's "One Million to Meet"

Gwen Kaufmann - Wednesday, September 16, 2020    

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IMEX Group, long-time strategic partner of Meeting Professionals International (MPI), has donated US$250,000 to mirror ongoing efforts towards assisting distressed members. Most of the donation has been offered as a grant to the MPI Foundation, which will immediately direct funds to distressed members and non-members. The news was eagerly received by the MPI Foundation, which itself has contributed more than US$250,000 in support April through August, benefiting more than 1,200 members. With this donation, the MPI Foundation is launching One Million to Meet, a campaign to raise $1 million by the end of 2020 to accelerate the recovery of meeting and event professionals around the world. "We're over halfway there," shared Kevin Kirby, executive director of the MPI Foundation. "Never has robust member and community engagement been more essential to assuring career support and economic recovery. One Million to Meet starts with coming together from across the globe to support and build a path to recovery. Every donation helps!" Funds from the IMEX donation will also provide relief to the eleven European MPI chapters for initiatives to help sustain education and country-specific programmes that can re-engage industry awareness and commence recovery. (kf)


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