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Didier Scaillet

Chief Development Officer | Meeting Professionals International

Didier joined MPI on a full-time basis in 2000 and currently serves as Chief Development Officer. Based in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg at the MPI EMEA office, Scaillet is responsible for the expansion of the MPI community and value propositions into new regions and countries as well as, on a global basis, MPI new products and services development, knowledge management and the MPI Foundation. Previously Vice-President of Global Development, he led the opening of new offices in Singapore and Doha, the launch of MPI first educational conference in the Middle East in April 2008 in Dubai and alliances to create MPI’s first chapters in Asia and Latin America.

From 2000 to 2006, Didier Scaillet was Director of European Operations and Global Development. His duties included the membership administration of over 1,800 members; the leadership of the MPI Foundation Europe fundraising and project management activities; co-ordination of Chapters strategic board retreats and monitoring of operations. Key achievements while holding this position include a 20% average annual growth of European membership and a 25% annual growth in revenues. At the same time Didier Scaillet was in charge of the team leadership for the European conference and the European Chapter Leaders’ Forum and the establishment of strategic partnerships with supplier organisations.

In 1994 he started as Conference Coordinator at GIC Management S.A. (now part of the MCI Group), in Brussels, Belgium. He was then appointed Conference and Membership Manager before becoming Partner and promoted Associate Director.

Didier Scaillet holds a B.Sc. in Hotel & Hospitality Management and a Master Degree in Economics. He is fluent in French and English as well as having a good command of Dutch and German.

Didier Scaillet

Chief Development Officer

Meeting Professionals International