MPI establishes a monetary target on meetings work

MPI Foundation Europe is aiming to raise e500,000 (£340,000) for research and programmes in the meetings industry by March 2006. It follows the launch of the Focus 2006 campaign at EIBTM in Barcelona and is the group’s first major effort to raise funds for programmes focusing on current and future trends such as procurement, the size of the European market and strategic planning. Approximately s324,402 (£223,000) has been collected for the initiative so far. MPI’s president of the European Council Eric Rozenberg said: "Funds will be spent on research surveys andMPI member projects that will help to strengthen the meetings profession in Europe."

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