Announcement: “MPI Young Leaders Kickstart grant” recipients

Kickstarter grant

By: Humberto Benavente | Apr 28, 2021

LONDON, UK – MPI UK & Ireland chapter has identified 7 brightest and most talented individuals from a large pool of candidates for its first annual MPI Young Leader Kickstart grant.

The MPI Young Leaders Kickstart grant have picked their young leaders who have shown great passion for the meetings industry and wanted to do more for the community, have demonstrated an extraordinary gift of leadership and have spearheaded teams to reach ambitious goals. “COVID-19 have pushed our young leaders to display resilience and tenacity in these tough times and we were so inspired by these individuals that have went above and beyond to assist and grow their community in these tough times,” said Jonathan Tok, MPI’s UK & Ireland’s Vice-President of Young Leaders. “We are so excited to welcome our first batch of MPI Young Leaders to our team and work with them to fulfill their dreams and ambitions in the events industry.”

MPI Young Leaders are selected by a committee of veteran industry professionals and fellow young leaders. Applications for MPI Young Leaders Kickstart grant for the 2022 cohort will be announced by end of the year. Applicants were required to provide examples of their leadership, acts of service in the community and share about their goals and ambitions in a written format. They have to be students who are currently enrolled in a university or college at the time of submission.

In addition to receiving a full-year MPI Student member sponsorship and our Young Leaders will have the opportunity to work closely with our MPI UK & Ireland board members and industry veterans.

Here’s our MPI Young Leaders of 2021

Chloe Challand
The University of the West of England

Junine Castin
Leeds Beckett University

Rose Griffiths

Manchester Metropolitan University

Naomi Hartnick
University of Northampton

Aiste Kurkulyte
University of Westminster

Connor O’Donoghue
Munster Technological University Kerry Campus

Sofia Pinto
Manchester Metropolitan University



Humberto Benavente


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