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Missouri group trying to put an end to sex trafficking

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month in the United States and one Missouri group is joining in to help put a stop to this crime. Exchange Initiative based out of St. Louis is holding the Ignite Conference on March 2-4.The conference will bring together professionals from law enforcement, medical, education, and community groups to help better understand and coordinate action…

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Work with LCWR led to advocacy to end human trafficking

Sr. Camille: Kim, you and your red-jacketed associates at Nix Conference & Meeting Management are easily recognized at assemblies of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. How would you describe your service to that organization and to many others? Kimberly Ritter: Nix is responsible for managing the meeting, conference and trade show. Corporations, associations, religious organizations, businesses and nonprofits have…

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Special Events Business News for Oct. 9, 2013

Special Events Business News for Oct. 9, 2013 Nix Conference and Meeting Management, based in St. Louis, Mo., has launched the Exchange Initiative, a new organization dedicated to ending child and teen sex trafficking through resources, information and networking. Exchange Initiative is planning its first national conference on sex trafficking to promote global awareness and understanding of the issue while…

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Nix Conference & Meeting Management launches Exchange Initiative to help end sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Nix Conference & Meeting Management has launched Exchange Initiative, a new organization dedicated to ending child and teen sex trafficking through resources, information and networking. Exchange Initiative is planning its first national conference on sex trafficking to promote global awareness and understanding of the issue while sparking real action at the local level. The conference will…

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The Female Fightback

Five years ago, the all-female staff at US-based meetings management company Nix assumed human trafficking was something that happened in other countries. But when one client asked them to arrange a meeting in a hotel which took a stand against sex trafficking, they decided to look deeper into the issue. They were shocked to discover that hotels across the world,…

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FBI cracks down on pimps as Nix Conference & Meeting Management urges hotels to help stop child sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – As the FBI cracked down on child sex traffickers nationwide last weekend — arresting 159 pimps and rescuing 105 children — Nix Conference & Meeting Management was working behind the scenes, planning a conference on the issue and urging hotels managers to set policies and train employees on ways to spot child prostitution. “Hotel staff and…

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FBI Director Presents 2012 Community Leadership Award to Kimberly Ritter of St. Charles

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – In a recent ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III recognized Kimberly Ritter of St. Charles with the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award. Ritter, a senior account manager at Nix Conference & Meeting Management, was one of just 58 leaders nationwide selected by area FBI field offices for outstanding contributions to…

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FBI Honors Kimberly Ritter of Nix Conference & Meeting Management for efforts to stop child sex trafficking

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – Kimberly Ritter of St. Charles, a senior account manager at Nix Conference & Meeting Management, was honored today by the FBI for her efforts to protect children from sex trafficking. Dean C. Bryant, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the FBI St. Louis Division, presented the 2012 Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) to Ritter in a…

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