Meeting Professionals International Names Pierre Fernandez European Operations Leader

Meeting Professionals International Names Pierre Fernandez
European Operations Leader
LAS VEGAS, July 22, 2013 — Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has announced the selection of
Pierre Fernandez as the Senior Director of European Operations. In this role, Fernandez will lead and
oversee European membership, chapter relations, sales and strategic partnerships. The announcement
was disclosed during MPI’s 2013 World Education Congress in Las Vegas this week.
Fernandez has had a long career in the hospitality and meeting and event industries and was
instrumental in establishing the former MPI France Chapter over a decade ago, which is now part of
the MPI France-Switzerland Chapter. He previously held leadership positions with P.E.F. Services – a
condominium maintenance service company, the Four Seasons Resort Provence where he
orchestrated the pre-opening marketing and communications strategy, Disneyland Paris Business
Solutions where he lead the business unit in charge of the MICE business and the InterContinental
Carlton Hotel in Luxembourg and Cannes.
“Pierre is a proven leader and comes to us with an extensive and diverse background. We believe his
business acumen, industry expertise and passion for MPI will be critical as we build upon our strong
foundation in Europe,” said Cynthia D’Aoust, chief operating officer of MPI. “Europe is an important
constituency for MPI and we look forward to growing our European community under Pierre’s strategic
Reporting to D’Aoust, Fernandez began the new role July 20, 2013. He is based in the Nice area of
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