Meeting Professionals International marked Canada’s National Meetings Industry Day 2006 with a series of roundtables in early April organized by its seven Canadian chapters and one chapter-in-formation. Pulling together the conversations from across the country, MPI has published a paper called “The Economic Impact of Meetings and Events, an MPI Foundation Canada White Paper.”

While MPI Foundation Canada has plans for a research study of the economic impact of meetings on Canada to be conducted over the next few years, the white paper looks into the economic issues on the minds of meeting professionals across Canada, including the potential impacts of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative and green meetings. The new white paper is available at the MPI Web site, click on “Publications and Research.”