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Meetings Focus Live! Cleans the World!

Meetings Focus's Las Vegas hosted buyer program participants join with Geoteaming
and to donate sanitary supplies to the needy

LAS VEGAS - May 16, 2013 - Attendees of Meetings Focus Live!, a hosted buyer educational event pairing meeting planners with suppliers, teamed up at the Tropicana Las Vegas to package and donate key hygiene supplies to needy recipients in the city.
“Besides providing a fun, interactive team-building activity during our Meetings Focus Live! Las Vegas event, the meeting planners, suppliers and community members who participated made a difference in the lives of many of the needy in the Las Vegas area,” said Tyler Davidson, chief content director of Meetings Focus. “Corporate social responsibility is a rapidly growing trend in the meetings, conventions and events industry, and we are particularly proud of the effort our attendees provided during the Las Vegas conference, as well as at the previous Meetings Focus Live! programs we have done. It sets a positive tone that reverberates both through the individual events and the communities we meet in.”
Highlights of the GeoClean charitable effort, facilitated by Seattle-based team-building company Geoteaming and its CEO, John Chen, included the following:
  • The Meetings Focus Live! team, which numbered approximately 40 participants, and which was joined by officers and volunteers from the Las Vegas Homeless Division, constructed 80 Hygiene Kits, each containing nine items.
  • The effort resulted in approximately 800 kits, with a total value of approximately $2,400, being donated to Las Vegas-area homeless.
Entering its third year, Meetings Focus Live! is a two to three-day hosted buyer program that features educational sessions, site inspections of meeting facilities, networking events and one-on-one appointments matching meeting planners with meeting supplier companies such as hotels, conference centers, convention centers and destination marketing organizations.
Besides Las Vegas, the 2013 edition of Meetings Focus Live! travels to Biloxi, Miss.; Los Angeles; Branson, Mo.; Portland, Ore.; Miramar Beach, Fla.; Hershey, Pa; and the Big Island of Hawaii. More information can be found at  
About Meetings Focus
Meetings Focus is a San Francisco-based division of Stamats Communications Inc., based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Meetings Focus publishes content geared toward the meetings industry, including print publication Meetings Focus, as well as e-media content channels such as, various e-newsletters and educational webinars, and live events, among other products.
Clean the World Foundation Inc.( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization committed to reducing the waste created by discarded soap and shampoo products and preventing the millions of deaths caused by hygiene-related illnesses around the world. Clean the World was founded in February 2009 by Shawn Seipler and Paul Till and is based in Orlando, Fla.
About Geoteaming
Since 1997, Seattle-based Geoteaming ( has conceived and delivered over 1,100 Geoteaming GPS-powered team-building events for over 90,000 participants in over 100 cities around the world.


Tyler Davidson
Chief Content Director
Meetings Focus
(415) 782-2250

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