By Don Douloff, March 27, 2008
Green business practices will dominate the agenda at this year’s Meeting Professionals International (MPI) National Meetings Industry Day (NMID) events, scheduled for April 10 at MPI’s eight Canadian chapters.
Six of the eight NMID events will explore eco-friendly themes. Topics include industry certification in the area of green meetings; partnership, process and tools to produce green meetings; sustainability practices and how to make them relevant in your organization; why ‘green meeting’ shouldn’t be an oxymoron; and strategies to help tap into the growing sustainability movement.
“NMID is a day to create awareness of the meetings industry to groups such as chambers of commerce and decision makers and to emphasize the significant economic contribution made by the meetings industry,” says Kristi Wenaus, president of the newest MPI chapter in Atlantic Canada.
Rounding out NMID will be the Influence Awards, sponsored by Tourism Toronto, recognizing people or organizations that have made a difference to the meetings industry in their community but may not be actively involved in the industry.