Meeting Professional International

Paul Van Deventer Appointed to Co-Chair Meetings Mean Business Coalition

The president and CEO of Meeting Professional International, Paul Van Deveter, has been named the Meetings Mean Business Coalition co-chair.

Beginning Jan. 2017, Van Deventer will work alongside fellow co-chair Richard Harper, executive vice president, HelmsBriscoe. Together, they will help the organization highlight the importance of in-person meetings, conferences, conventions, trade shows and more.

Previously, Michael Dominguez, senior vice president and chief sales officer, MGM Resorts International, served as co-chair.

MPI Addresses CMM Program Changes

Hello Readers!

There’s been a lot of talk about MPI’s changes to the Certificate in Meeting Management program proposed late last year. Namely, designees were upset about the "dilution of the title" since MPI decided to make it a collaborative recognition for both meeting and travel professionals, altering the instructional content and reducing the time commitment to 3.5 days of onsite education (from 7) and the experiential requirement to 5 years (from 10).

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