October 25, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
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Sheraton Suites Houston by the Galleria
2400 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77027
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October  CAP'D Luncheon



Paul Van Deventer

President & CEO
Meeting Professionals International

Please join us in warmly welcoming Paul Van Deventer to Houston as this will be his first visit to our chapter since taking the reins at MPI.

As President and CEO, Paul sets the vision and strategic plan, leads the global staff, manages the operating budget, oversees all membership programs and services, works closely with MPI’s Board of Directors, and serves as the executive liaison to the MPI Foundation.   

Paul will provide insight on the following areas:

* State of the Industry

* Key Current and Future Trends within the Industry

* Risk & Crisis Management – Including an in-depth discussion about the most recent incidents in the US and how they directly relate to the meetings industry. The discussion will also incorporate the importance of understanding of the direct economic impact of our industry.

* Overall MPI Update

 Please come prepared with questions for Paul as well.