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MPI Statement on Racial Injustice


Racism and exclusion of any kind is unjust, and the acts of violence that have transpired against the black community are unforgivable.

Meeting Professionals International has always stood for inclusion. More than 20 years ago, we created the MPI Principles of Professionalism, focused on “respecting diversity” – embracing and fostering an inclusive business climate of respect for all people.

There is much to learn and even more to do. To ensure our way forward is aligned with the needs of all our communities, we recently established our Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee and forged a partnership with the National Coalition of Black Meeting Professionals. We rely upon these foundational forces and alliances to inform our actions and ensure the advancement of our industry and our community of professionals – of people – through initiatives that offer support to current members and those in our future.

Racial injustice, revoked freedoms and discriminatory treatments need to be addressed with a commitment to action and justice. While we don’t know the answers, we strive to be part of the solution by serving as an example of positive change everywhere. Because when we meet, we change the world.

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