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

     
    POSTED November 10, 2016
     

Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO of Meetings Professional International, has been appointed to coalition co-chair of the Meetings Mean Business Coalition effective January 2017.

“Paul is already an active coalition member and I am thrilled to work alongside him next year as we continue to expand MMB’s reach and influence," says MMB co-chair Richard Harper. “He is the first MMB co-chair who leads a meeting professionals organization and his insights and experience will help us spread the MMB message to a larger audience in the coming years.”

The previous co-chair, Michael Dominguez, helped expand the coalition across the globe and updated MMB’s website. Van Deventer and Harper will work with MMB’s partners, including MPI, to host the second annual Global Meetings Industry Day.

“I’m very excited to join the coalition as co-chair and continue the great work done by Michael and Richard,” says Van Deventer. “I’m confident that MMB will keep advocating for the industry with one strong, united voice.”

After 7 years of planning, the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center is now open in downtown Muskegon. The official ribbon cutting took place on April 12, 2021.  

 

Unprecedented times call for strategic measures. With so many planners wondering how best to plan for the event-specific challenges posed by COVID- 19, industry leaders and top associations have stepped up to offer a road map with trainings on everything from cleaning protocols to new contract clauses.

 

On September 1, over 1,500 businesses across the country illuminated their buildings with red lights to draw attention to the devastation that the live events and performance art industries have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.