Paul VanDeventer

Chief Executive Officer, Meeting Professionals International

Paul Van Deventer joined the MPI Global Team in April 2013 as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). He leads the strategic direction of MPI’s global association and the MPI Foundation, with responsibility for leading its global staff and overseeing its operating budget, membership programs and community services.
Paul serves on the board of the Events Industry Council, as past-Chair; the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMB), as past Vice-Chair; the board of directors for the U.S. Travel Association; the Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC); Tourism Diversity Matters (TDM); and the California State University Hospitality and Tourism Alliance Council.