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Mr. Peckinpaugh

David Peckinpaugh

President, Maritz Global Events

David Peckinpaugh is President of Maritz Global Events. A 30-year champion of the events industry, Mr. Peckingpaugh provides strategic oversight of Maritz Global Events, while ensuring we consistently design and deliver exceptional experiences to clients and their guests.

Since joining in 2011, Mr. Peckingpaugh has led the company through significant growth, placing renewed focus on clients, industry partnerships and global presence. He has also invested in reenergizing the company's culture, introducing the company's signature core value "First, Take Good Care of Each Other," which has led to the company-wide initiative of "Unleashing Human Potential."

This aspirational movement is based on a focus on a triple bottom line where both financial, people and sustainability results are recognized and celebrated. In addition, Mr. Peckingpaugh has also championed the company's fight against human trafficking and to build awareness throughout the industry of this insidious crime.

His passion and advocacy on behalf of the events industry has earned Mr. Peckingpaugh accolades and recognition from peers and organizations including MPI Rise Award's Meetings Industry Leadership, the Joint Meetings Industry Council's Unity Award, Incentive Travel Council's Advocate of the Year, one of Successful Meetings' 25 Most Influential People and induction into the EIC's Hall of Leaders.

Mr. Peckingpaugh is a board member of the U.S. Travel Association, executive committee member of the Meetings Means Business Coalition and past Chairman of the PCMA Education Foundation. He also serves on the board for Pedal the Cause.

In addition, Mr. Peckingpaugh is a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) by the Convention Industry Council, Certified Incentive Specialist from SITE and is an honorary Master Designer with Maritz' Behavior Sciences and Innovation.

Please visit http://www.maritzglobalevents.com for more information.

Linkedin Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-peckinpaugh-20a17a3/

Mr. Peckinpaugh can be contacted at +1 636-827-3100 or david.peckinpaugh@maritz.com

Coming up in November 2020...

Hotel Design: Home Away From Home

With the rise of the sharing economy and the peer-to-peer marketplace for lodging options, hoteliers are re-thinking the look, feel and appeal of their locations. There is an emphasis on re-creating a feeling of homeyness - a comfortable, cozy and inviting space that feels like home. 'This is accomplished through the careful selection of furniture design, paint colors, lighting design, artwork, bathroom fixtures and textile accessories. In addition, some hotels are providing their guests with upscale amenities, such as a book and movie library, home-style kitchenettes, a coffee machine with locally-sourced beans and tea, or even a batch of fresh-baked cookies. Similarly, there is a growing design trend based on the concept of place-making. Travelers are searching for experiences that are unique and authentic to the locale in which they find themselves, and so hotel designers are integrating a sense of place into their work. This is partially achieved by incorporating traditional artisanal crafts and other local artwork into hotel rooms and communal spaces. Another design trend includes the creation of full-service, co-working environments within the hotel. Guests don't like to stay alone in their room when they need to work, so now they can go downstairs to the lobby-or up to the roof-to work among others. These areas encourage guests - and non-guests alike - to stay as long as they like and to partake of hotel amenities. Finally, recognizing the importance of the Wellness Movement, some designers are exploring how room design can increase the likelihood of deep and restorative sleep. Creating dark and quiet spaces, blocking excessive light, providing guests with a selection of different kinds of pillows, and the ability to control room temperature, are a few of the best practices in this area. These are some of the architecture and design topics that will be covered in the November issue of the Hotel Business Review.