MPIWEC2011

“Meet Me” at Clean the World

MPI helps Clean the World

It’s early Saturday morning, July 23. As many Orlando visitors were rising to enjoy their theme park character breakfasts, an intrepid group of nearly 70 MPI WEC 2011 attendees traveled to downtown Orlando for an opportunity to help Clean the World.

A happy gathering of meeting planners, tourism professionals, event organizers and industry reporters came to Clean the World headquarters to recycle soap and save lives.

The event, hosted by Clean the World and Visit Orlando, was a clean and fun example of corporate social responsibility (CSR) promoted by Meeting Professionals International (MPI) before the official start of the 2011 World Education Congress (WEC) at the Orange County Convention Center.

The enthusiastic crowd arrived on a hot and muggy weekend morning to learn more about Clean the World’s efforts to recycle hotel soaps and save lives by stopping the spread of preventable diseases through better hygiene.

Gregg Herning, event chair, Clean the World Gala

The day was also a chance to formally announce the Inaugural Clean the World Gala, scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at The Peabody Orlando. Clean the World CEO and co-founder Shawn Seipler introduced Gregg Herning, vice president of sales and marketing for Peabody Hotels and event chair for the Gala committee, who welcomed all MPI guests to sponsor and attend the Gala.

After the outdoor Gala announcement, event attendees poured inside of Clean the World’s Recycling Operations Center (ROC) to begin the initial phase of soap recycling. Guests grabbed plastic knives and produce peelers to help remove the surface debris from soaps collected from Clean the World’s more than 1,100 hotel partners throughout North America.

At the end of a brief but energetic effort the results were announced. Guests at the event helped recycle enough soaps and bottled amenities to help improve hygiene habits for 2,200 children worldwide.

Thanks to all who attended the MPI WEC event at Clean the World.

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