The IMEX Group’s Senior Online Community Manager, Miguel Neves, has been nominated by the Meeting Professionals International (MPI) UK & Ireland Chapter committee as its new President for 2013-14.
Neves replaces James Samuel, Event Director of UBM’s Leisure Industry Week, who said: “Following my move outside of the industry, and after several years involved at board level, I am reluctantly relinquishing my position of President at MPI.”
Neves, commenting on his new appointment, said: “I look forward to contributing and strengthening the strategic direction of the MPI UK & Ireland Chapter. We have a strong board and volunteer base that are committed to the development of the meetings industry and we feel that MPI UK & Ireland Chapter can have an important part to play. We are also making our best efforts to personally connect with all our members and grow our business community.”
Samme Allen, Head of Sales – Business Events at the Barbican Centre and former President of MPI UK & Ireland Chapter commented: “I am delighted that the board have voted Miguel into the role of President. A strong board of directors plus Miguel’s experience in both his leadership role at IMEX and his long standing reputation globally among meeting professionals will certainly help drive the chapter forward and help our members become more successful.”
Neves has extensive experience in the meetings industry, given his longevity and previous positions on the UK & Ireland board. He has served as Deputy VP Marketing, VP Finance and various other local and international committee positions. He also currently sits on the APEX council.
Neves was awarded the MPI RISE member of the year in July.
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