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Looking for a mentor? Contact one of these MPI EAC Members

  • 1.  Looking for a mentor? Contact one of these MPI EAC Members

    Posted May 04,2020 09:30 AM
    Edited by Kristi Sanders Jul 08,2020 02:47 PM

    The MPI European Advisory Council (EAC) is offering free advice, consultancy & mentorship to any MPI member through June 30, 2020. If you need business/career advice, motivation, ideas on how to adjust to the new reality or just friendly advice from someone who knows what you're going through, contact any of the below EAC members, who have volunteered to assist:

    Paula Blomster
    Messukeskus, Helsinki, Finland

    I am an anthropologist and have background in development aid in Nicaragua, working for the U.N. I moved to the private sector in 2008, just a couple of months before the business world collapsed last time. Perhaps due to my unconventional background, I have been generating revenue well, both in good and bad times. If you wish, I will be more than happy to assist you with

    • consultative sales
    • networking
    • N. SDG's

    paula.blomster@...paula.blomster at


    Robbert Weddepohl

    is the operational and commercial director of Van der Valk International; a hotel group with 22 hotels (Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Caribbean) and related companies. He can provide support in hospitality industry solutions, general business advice or personal development. He is available to discuss solutions and business strategy.

    rweddepohl@...rweddepohl at


    Suzanne Medcalf Mulligan

    Senior Community Engagement Manager, IMEX Group

    I am passionate about community engagement and connections, I am happy to offer advice on both digital connection (i.e. social media) and employee engagement, I am especially excited about virtual engagement ideas.


    suzanne.mulligan at

    Per Ankaer

    Sales Director, MCI Nordics,

    I enjoy assisting companies and associations in producing engaging live and virtual events. I can assist with negotiation skills, business consultancy, strategy, virtual events ideas or just a friendly advice. 


    per.ankaer@...per.ankaer at

    Pieter Allaerts

    Chair of MPI's European Advisory Council, board member of IACC (International Association of Conference centers, Director of Sales & Marketing at Dolce by Wyndham La Hulpe Brussels), father of 9 year old daughter.

    "Hospitality runs in my veins. Positivity drives me in the right direction. Trust defines who I am." 

    You can contact me for any advice on hospitality, leadership, customer experience, sales & marketing, associations.

    LinkedIn: Pieter Allaerts - Director of Sales & Marketing - Dolce La Hulpe Brussels | LinkedIn
    pieter.allaerts at


    Kristi Sanders CMP CMM HMCC
    Sr. Director of Community Engagement
    Meeting Professionals International (MPI)