Wisconsin Department of Tourism Sponsors Connect Corporate Project to Feed 6,000 Haitian Children

Posted on: 9/7/2017

MADISON, Wis. – Twenty-five representatives from Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureaus and hotels joined forces with 3,000 Connect Marketplace attendees to support No Child Hungry as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project. The Community Connection CSR event was sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and resulted in the packaging of 150,000 bags of fortified rice, which were shipped directly to Haiti from Connect Marketplace in New Orleans. The bags of rice will feed 6,000 Haitian children for six weeks.

“Connect is a great asset for tourism professionals looking to spread the word about the assets in their community. It’s also a chance for meeting and sports planners to come together for a greater cause,” said Secretary Klett. “I’m proud that the Department and our industry partners teamed up with so many of our peers to make a difference.”

Connect Marketplace is the premier hosted-buyer event that brings together the most active planners, suppliers and experts in corporate, association, specialty, expo, and sports meetings and events for keynote general sessions, roundtables and quality networking.

The mission of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is to market the State as the Midwest’s premier travel destination for fun by executing industry-leading marketing programs and establishing strategic partnerships. Meeting planners can find destinations and facilities that meet the needs of local, regional, national and international meetings and conventions at www.meetinwisconsin.com.