The Green Meeting Industry Council Las Vegas Chapter has been designated an official chapter of the GMIC. Debi Kinney, Western regional director, North America, for Clean the World, a charity that recycles leftover hotel soap, is the inaugural president of the Las Vegas Chapter. “Above and beyond networking opportunities and sophisticated educational content, GMICLV offers its members the ability to make a difference in the Las Vegas meetings and events community," she said. "By coming together to learn from each other and share our experiences, our membership will pave the pathway to a more sustainable industry, both at a local and global level.” Las Vegas joins the GMIC's chapters in Atlanta, Chicago, Colorado, Florida/Caribbean, Iberia, Italia, the Mid-Atlantic, the Netherlands, Northern California, Oregon, Southern California and Sweden. The GMIC is dedicated to sustainability in the meetings and events industry, not only through education but also by conducting research and advocating policy and standards.