DALLAS, TX— Meeting Professionals International has announced that Destination Toronto is donating $50,000 to the MPI Foundation to support the association’s member base in Canada throughout 2021. Nearly a quarter of MPI’s more than 1,000 Canadian members have sought aid from the Foundation’s current distressed member financial support provided from April through December 2020.
“The global pandemic has hit our industry the hardest, and that’s especially true for the meeting and event industry and all of the professionals throughout Canada struggling with a crisis like no other,” said Scott Beck, CEO of Destination Toronto. “Meeting and event planners need the resources that come through their involvement with MPI — both in terms of skills development and partner relationships. This is an investment towards our industry’s recovery and for those who will lead it. Meetings mean business in Canada, and planners will play a vital role in building back the meeting and events industry — a cornerstone of our visitor economy in Toronto and throughout Canada.”
The donation adds to MPI and IMEX Group‘s 1 Million To Meet campaign focusing on the global effort to help industry recovery, which to date has raised over $700,000.
Those that have been adversely affected by the pandemic are asked to contact [email protected] to learn more.