Belgium-born Hugo brings over 30 years sales and marketing experience in international hotel groups, convention bureau management, destination management, corporate meetings, conferences and incentive travel to the Ovation Global DMC team. Another Past President of Site, Hugo was elected to a seat on the international board for two consecutive three-year terms since 2002. Having spent seven years on the Site Board and Executive Committee he is now a permanent representative of Site within the JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council). Further confirming his status as a leading industry expert, Hugo was named the Meetings Industry Personality of the Year 2010 by the members of MPI Belgium. Hugo is the Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ovation Global DMC. Ovation Strategic Partner offices are based in destinations where Ovation don’t have a wholly owned office but where we know there is definite client interest to hold group meetings, events, conferences and incentives.