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Former White House Director of Events Calls for a Hygiene Revolution

Chicago, Illinois — Prominent speaker Laura Schwartz was the White House Director of Events for President Clinton and continues to serve as an advocate for the worldwide events industry.

In addition to her professional speaking and voice over work, Laura is an active board member of The Clean the World Foundation.  To that end, Laura was recently asked by Meeting Professionals International to kick off their “Year of Sustainability” series. Their year long focus is on thought leadership from the events industry on accelerating the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals of which Laura speaks to in her article to kick off their year here.

Laura remarked, “As one of 23 members in the UN Global WASH Cluster, Clean the World’s mission and programming closely align with the Sustainable Development Goals and the events industry can help make major improvements in these areas in some really significant ways.”

What is MPI?

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. Founded in 1972, MPI provides innovative and relevant education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry.

About Clean the World

Clean the World was founded in Orlando, FL in 2009 to address global health issues by using discarded hygiene supplies from the hospitality industry. Aiming to reduce the number of hygiene-related deaths, they began recycling soap into new bars to distribute to communities in need.

Since their founding, they have impacted millions of lives through their programs and through those of NGO partners.  With an emphasis on education, training, and community engagement, all programs promote self-sustainability and lead to long-lasting impact.

Throughout their history, they have distributed over 50 million bars of soap, hygiene kits, and other WASH supplies, contributing to a 60% reduction in the rate of deaths related to poor hygiene. Having served over
10 million people in 127 countries within the past 10 years, Clean the World is on a mission to provide WASH for All.

About Laura Schwartz

Professional Emcee, Keynote Speaker and Author Laura Schwartz knows how to make live events succeed.  Whether hosting a corporate event or delivering a keynote on stage, Laura brings the experience and energy to make your message resonate with any audience! Laura was voted by as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the International Events Industry in the Fall of 2019.

For more information on or to schedule Laura to speak, please contact Ashley Brooks at or 312-767-7415.