Senior Vice President
Dave Scypinski is Senior Vice President of ConferenceDirect and is based in Washington DC. Dave supports the company’s continued growth strategy in building the industry’s leading full service meeting planning company. Dave’s 30+ years of industry experience has proven to be of tremendous value to ConferenceDirect’s clients, associates and executive management team.
He spent eight years with Starwood Hotels and Resort as Senior Vice President, Industry Relations. Before joining Starwood, Dave spent his entire professional career with Hilton Hotels with whom he served a variety of roles, including corporate director of group marketing; managing director of sales; director of sales-national accounts; and most recently, vice president of industry relations.
In 1996, 1997 and 2004 Meeting News recognized Dave as one of the “25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry”. In January 2005 he was honored with the PCMA Distinguished Service Award. Dave was also named one of the “100 Most Influential People in the Tradeshow Business” by Tradeshow Week.
During his distinguished career, Mr. Scypinski has served on the board of directors of both Professional Convention Management Association Foundation, and the New York Society of Association Executives. He has served as Chairman of the MPI Foundation, and Trustee of the American Society of Association Executives Foundation. Dave currently serves on the board of Travel Industry of America, and the international board of Meeting Professionals International.