The cornerstones are education and professionalization, followed by generating business for all members, contributing to reactivate the economy of the Meetings Industry, and bringing big-name events and organizers to the destination.
The MPI Mexican Caribbean chapter swore in its board of directors for the 2021 – 2022 term on July 20th in a ceremony at the Atelier resort of Playa Mujeres Hotels. The event was conducted under the strictest security protocols, including the use of Intellipure 950P, a revolutionary air purification technology with seven portable purifiers that automatically clean the air five times per hour.
Mara Lezama, Municipal President of Benito Juarez, Q. Roo, acknowledged the importance of professionalizing the Meetings Industry. This industry is one of the most relevant in the state and links multiple associations and institutions, favoring education, social responsibility, business relations, and economic reactivation.
Incoming president Rocio Gonzalez Jonguitud thanked the outgoing board of directors and outlined six actions intended to continue the Chapter’s mission, as follows:
- Increase membership by 50% by 2022
- Educate and train members involved in the organization of events, groups, congresses, and expos; this is a cornerstone of the organization
- Generate business for all chapter members and contribute to reactivating the economy of the meetings industry in the destinations
- Win the “RISE” award for the third consecutive year, recognizing excellence and success in the Meetings Industry worldwide.
The board of directors vowed to work towards achieving these objectives with integrity and ethics and strengthening MPI Mexican Caribbean Chapter per its motto: “When we come together, we change the world.”
Among the guests of honor present at the inauguration were Mr. Andres Gerardo Aguilar Becerril, Acting Head of the Quintana Roo Ministry of Tourism, Mr. Dario Flota, Managing Director of the CPTQ, and the presidents of several associations including AHCPM&IM, AHRM, AMEREF, ICCA, SITE, APC, PCO’s Mexico, AFEET Q. Roo, ARPCM, and ACGCM.
A number of social foundations were also present, including ProKids, Fundación Aitana, APAFHDEM Q. Roo, and Dr. Sonrisas. One of the main focuses of this board of directors is social responsibility.
Also in attendance were top executives of hotel chains with properties in the Mexican Caribbean, agencies specializing in destinations (DMC’s), various service providers, and companies that organize and support groups and events.
In addition, Carlo Ledezma attended the event and offered a keynote speech to members and guests. The outgoing Board of Directors, chaired by Valeria Serrano Suzán, under whose leadership the Chapter achieved two important international recognitions, added their report.