Ben leads Maritz’ Global and Industry Presence efforts. He represents Maritz Global Events with specific responsibility for Europe, the Middle East and Africa and its overall global coordination. Furthermore, he has executive responsibility for Maritz’ Sustainability efforts. He provides counsel and supports global strategic solutions for clients, and contributes to the company’s business development, industry presence and thought leadership efforts. His long-standing career has been in international association management, meeting planning and conference management, industry professionalization and skills development as well as convention center management. He is a well-respected international speaker and involved in several global industry associations and initiatives. His longstanding commitment to the Business Events sector and global collaboration was recognized in 2021 with the PCMA Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently recognized by MeetingsNet as one of the 2023 Changemakers for spearheading by Maritz’ next generation sustainability strategy.