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MPI Names Names New Sales Leader for Canada and Beyond

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has appointed Julie Holmen as its director of business development covering Canada, Europe and Asia, effective December 4, 2017.

Based in Toronto, Holmen will be responsible for revenue generation and management of strategic partnerships for the association and the MPI Foundation within her assigned markets. She reports to Evan Casey, MPI’s vice-president of global sales.

Holmen has 20 years experience working in the meeting and hospitality industries. Prior to joining MPI, she held sales leadership roles with Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Tourism Toronto and Delta Hotels. She is a member of MPI and has held volunteer leadership roles with the MPI Toronto chapter. In 2011, she was inducted into Meetings + Incentive Travel’s Hall of Fame in the Industry Mentor category.



Meeting Professionals International (MPI) is the largest meeting and event industry association worldwide. The organization provides education, networking opportunities and business exchanges, and acts as a prominent voice for the promotion and growth of the industry. MPI has a global community of 60,000 meeting and event professionals including more than 17,000 engaged members and its Plan Your Meetings audience. It has more than 90 chapters and clubs in 19 countries.

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