David G. Peckinpaugh, CMP
Tuesday, May 24 | Lunch Time Keynote Speaker | 12:15pm-1:30pm
The health of the meeting industry: National and international trends, forecasts, projections for growth
As President of Maritz Travel Company, David Peckinpaugh leads one of the largest meeting, event and incentive travel management companies in the world. Peckinpaugh manages a team of more than 1500 employees who oversee client programs that combine the art of motivation with the science of technology to develop experiential events that deliver targeted business results.
Prior to joining Maritz Travel, David led the business development efforts for HelmsBriscoe. Prior to that role he served as the president & CEO of the San Diego Convention & Visitors Bureau and as the Chief Marketing Officer for Experient Inc. – now a Maritz Travel Company.
David’s career also includes more than 15 years in the hotel industry, serving in sales and marketing roles at the Broadmoor Hotel, La Costa Resort & Spa and Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in Denver, San Diego and Long Beach and with the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
David is a board and executive committee member of the U.S. Travel Association, co-chair of the Meetings Means Business Coalition, Secretary Treasurer of the PCMA Education Foundation, and also serves on advisory boards for Tourism Vancouver, the Destination Marketing Association International, SLU School of Professional Studies, Taj Group and Delta Airlines.
David lives in St. Louis with his wife Jill and their children Samie and Max.