Sixty years ago this month the Treaty of Rome, an international agreement that brought about the creation of the European Economic Community (EEC), came into force. Signed in Rome by Italy, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany it remains one of the most important treaties in the European Union.
During the SITE + MPI Global Forum in Rome, board members from both organisations came together to celebrate the event's success and create their own version of the Rome treaty. The SITE and MPI Joint Declaration formally commits the organisations to pursue future cooperation and collaboration for the benefit of MICE industry professionals worldwide.
Below is the text, signed by SITE and MPI leaders:
Joint Collaboration on Future Cooperation Between
Society for Incentive Travel Excellence & Meeting Professionals International
Whereas the SITE + MPI Global Forum 2018 in Rome, Italy brought together the worlds’ leading professionals across all industry segments,
Whereas the Boards of Directors and Foundation Trustees of both Organisations are dedicated to creating synergy for the benefit of their members and the industry as a whole,
Whereas both Organisations have a shared interest in advocating for meetings, incentives, conventions, and events professionals around the world,
The Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) and Meeting Professionals International (MPI) hereby commit to future cooperation and collaboration with each other for the benefit of industry professionals globally.
Signed the Fourteenth Day of January, 2018 in Rome, Italy by:
Kevin Hinton, CEO, Society for Incentive Travel Excellence
Paul Van DeVenter, President & CEO, Meeting Professionals International
Annamaria Ruffini, President, SITE International Board of Directors
Amanda Armstrong, Chair, MPI International Board of Directors
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