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PCMA Announces 2018 Global Executive of the Year

Ben Goedegebuure

Ben Goedegebuure was named PCMA’s 2018 Global Executive of the Year.He was honoured by Sherrif Karamat, President and CEO of PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association).

 “Ben Goedegebuure leads by example. Throughout his career Ben has worked across all business event disciplines; consistently chartering new trails and innovating how business is conducted,” Karamat said.

Goedegebuure, has been an industry leader for over 30 years and worked on all sides for the business events industry – from associations, to PCOs, venues and agencies.

He has shown a strong commitment to association service, now as an active member of the PCMA EMEA Advisory Board. 

 Previously, he chaired PCMA’s International Task Force, served on the PCMA Board of Directors (as the first non-U.S. board member), and chaired the PCMA Global Advisory Group.

Today Goedegeburre leads Maritz Global Events’ global expansion in EMEA.

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