March 26, 2008

Meeting Professionals International has launched a trade show loyalty points program for its repeat exhibitors. Points are being awarded retroactively for the past 10 MPI trade shows -- at the World Education Congress from 2003 to 2007 and the Professional Education Conference from 2004 to 2008. The system will be used to determine booth placement at future shows.

The Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau will donate $100,000 over the next four years to ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership's Social Responsibility Initiative, which will create guiding principles for associations to implement into their regular operations. Nearly 300 attendees have signed up for ASAE's first Global Summit on Social Responsibility, to be held April 30 to May 2 at the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center, near Washington, D.C.