September 15, 2004
In January, the MPI-PCMA Multicultural Education Program, a joint venture between Meeting Professionals International and the Professional Convention Management Association, will launch a toolkit allowing the associations' North American chapters to promote diversity issues. The kit will include recommendations on educational/professional development in cultural awareness, marketing and business opportunities. It will be rolled out at PCMA's annual meeting in Honolulu (Jan. 9-12) and MPI's Professional Education Conference-North America in San Diego (Jan. 23-25). The committee also is working on providing scholarships, joint educational programs and leadership opportunities to the industry's African-American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American markets.