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July 04, 2015 4:17 PM ET

Commercial Services and Supplies

Company Overview of Meeting Professionals International Inc.

Company Overview

Meeting Professionals International Inc. (MPI) provides consulting services to the event industry. The company's services include education, research, and professional development. MPI was founded in 1972 and is based in Dallas, Texas with additional offices in Luxembourg and Canada.

4455 LBJ Freeway

Suite 1200

Dallas, TX 75244-5903

United States

Founded in 1972





Key Executives for Meeting Professionals International Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Vice Chairman of Finance and Director
Chief Operations Officer
Vice Chairman
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Meeting Professionals International Inc. Key Developments

Meeting Professionals International Appoints Michael Woody as Chief Operations Officer

Meeting Professionals International has announced the selection of industry veteran Michael Woody as its new chief operations officer. In this role, Woody will lead the daily operations and marketing efforts of the association, ensuring the delivery of community-wide member value and brand consistency. He will officially begin the role on March 23, 2015, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Woody has more than 27 years of experience in the meeting and event, hospitality and tourism industries and is a current, active member of MPI. As COO, he will be responsible for the development and implementation of tactical business plans as well as management of MPI's events, professional development, chapter business, marketing, communications, and European operations teams. In his current role, Woody serves as the assistant executive director for the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Meeting Professionals International Appoints Darren Temple as Chief Business Development Officer, Effective Mid-September 2014

Meeting Professionals International has announced the selection of Darren Temple as its new chief business development officer. In this role, Temple will lead strategic business development and global sales planning for the association. He will officially begin the role in mid-September 2014, reporting to MPI president and CEO Paul Van Deventer. Temple has 25 years of both domestic and international experience in the meeting and event industry and joins MPI from the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau where he most recently served as chief sales officer. He will be responsible for strengthening MPI's relationships with industry organizations and strategic partners such as destination management organizations (DMOs), hoteliers and global suppliers. In addition, Temple will develop global sales strategies for MPI and the MPI Foundation as well as oversee MPI's sales and sales operations teams. Previously, Temple worked as a senior sales executive for both PSAV Presentation Services and Freeman.

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