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Exhibition World Issue 77
Issue 77
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Turkey
KEVIN HINTON APPOINTED NEW CHAIR OF MPI
posted on: 30/5/2012 08:49:10
Kevin Hinton

WORLD - Kevin Hinton, Executive Vice-President of Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) and of Associated Destinations Worldwide (ADW), is to take up the post of Chairman of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) from 1 July, 2012, the beginning of the association’s fiscal year. 

Hinton has been serving as the Chairman-Elect for MPI since July, 2011.

MPI is the meeting and event industry’s largest global community and embraces 23,000 members in 86 countries and 71 chapters and clubs.

Hinton will continue to serve on the 18-member MPI International Board of Directors and on the MPI Executive Committee, for the 2012-13 fiscal year. He will continue to be based in the ALHI/ADW Global Sales Office in Chicago.

Hinton has served as MPI Chicago Area Chapter’s President and joined the main MPI Board of Directors in 2008.

“I really look forward to working with our Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and with the membership of MPI to build strategically upon MPI’s already strong foundation.”

Hinton added: “MPI is uniquely positioned to provide a strong voice for the value of face-to-face meetings, and I look forward to promoting that message throughout my tenure.”

David Gabri, ALHI’s and ADW’s President and CEO, added: “Kevin is the perfect person to lead MPI, as he is a committed visionary leader, skilled strategic planner, and a passionate MPI advocate who truly inspires. He will do an outstanding job for us all.”

ALHI has a global portfolio of 115,000 rooms and suites and over 975,00sqm of meeting space worldwide. It also has 23 upper-tier hotels and resorts outside of the US in its portfolio, in 17 international destinations. This includes five hotels in China and five in Mexico.

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