DMC Community Adds Voice to Meetings Mean Business Coalition

Tony Lorenz, CEO of AlliedPRA, a global destination management company (DMC), will serve on the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) Board of Directors for 2017. This marks the first time a representative from the DMC sector will be represented on the MMBC board.

"AlliedPRA is pleased to initiate the DMC sector's engagement and work with MMBC to drive collaboration across the industry," said Lorenz in a statement. "MMBC is the industry's megaphone and vehicle for advocacy. As we inevitably encounter more tenuous climates over time, MMBC will increasingly deliver the industry's value message to the public and private sector. We strongly encourage our DMC colleagues to engage with MMBC as well."

Lorenz joins other industry leaders in support of MMBC, including co-chairs Paul Van Deventer, president and CEO, Meetings Professional International, and Richard Harper, executive vice president, HelmsBriscoe.

"AlliedPRA leadership is making a statement that collaboration across our industry is vital. We appreciate the company's support  and once again welcome Tony as a partner in advocating for the industry and communicating how it fosters personal connections, drives positive outcomes and supports strong communities," added Harper.

MMBC is an industry-wide coalition which underscores the value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences, and conventions deliver to people, businesses, and communities. Through advocacy, research, and engagement, MMBC brings the industry together to emphasize its importance to businesses, economies, and communities. Comprised of more than 50 members, MMBC unites the meetings industry with one voice.