ATLANTA (June 18, 2014) – Phelps Hope, CMP, vice president, meetings & expositions, Kellen Company, has received the Global Executive of the Year Award from the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). Hope won the annual award for his vision, commitment and passion for the advancement of the global meetings industry.
“The talent and commitment that Phelps brings to Kellen and its clients every day is what has made him so deserving of this recognition,” said Peter Rush, chief executive officer of Kellen Company, the global leader in association management. “Kellen is proud to serve associations, non-profits and companies with world-class meeting services on a global level, and none of that would be possible without Phelps.”
At Kellen, Hope oversees more than 50 global meetings each year, utilizing support from offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington, D.C, Brussels and Beijing. Over his career, he has planned meetings and conferences on six continents and in 27 countries. Hope is currently the Co-Chair of PCMA’s Annual Meeting Program Committee and has served as Subcommittee Chair of the Global Task Force. He has been quoted for his meetings expertise in publications, such as Association Conventions & Facilities Magazine, Exhibitor and MeetingsNet.com.
“My approach to meetings is simple: ensure that every event is flawlessly planned and implemented,” said Hope. “That is the approach and attitude of every member of the Kellen team, and this award is reflective of the ongoing achievements of all our dedicated meetings and events professionals.”
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About Kellen Company
Kellen Company is a global leader in association services, including management, conference planning, communications, regulatory and public affairs, serving more than 100 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. Kellen Company has extensive experience in meetings, events and trade show management for professional societies, trade associations and corporate clients. Kellen Company maintains seven offices worldwide, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing. For more information, visit www.kellencompany.com