David DiPuma - The Defining Point named one of 2016's 40 under 40
David Mathew DiPuma, CMP
37, President and Owner
The Defining Point, Atlanta
What he really does: DiPuma runs an experiential event marketing agency providing content development, AV production, full-service event and meeting planning, and video and graphic design services.
How I got here: “I interned at a health company that sold the division I was in, and my job was to end within two months. A staffer presented me with an opportunity in the meetings and conventions department, and after six months of working in the industry, I was sold. I was a corporate planner for five years, and our team planned more than 300 meetings and events, as well as more than 90 trade shows.”
Giving back: He’s been highly involved in an incentives industry association for eight years and was chapter president in 2015. Last year, he started a young leaders group that now has five members, a mentor program and a road map to future development of others. Click Here to Continue Reading
Why we love Site Southeast USA
SITE Southeast USA supports Hiring Veterans
Do you recall when our industry adopted Green Practice initiatives? SITE Southeast USA is proudly promoting the initiative “Hospitality Hiring Heroes”. Our goal is to raise awareness by including this logo and talking points in your RFP process. Please feel free to download this logo and include it in your searches. We feel, as an industry, this is an initiative we can really make a positive impact with your help.
Does your company actively hire veterans? Please tell us your story.
Hospitality Hiring Heroes Suggested Standards:
1) Do you have a “Hiring Veterans” initiative in place at this time?
2) If so, please elaborate in your RFP.
3) What approximate percentage of your workforce consists of Veterans?
4) Have you tracked any results or do you have any success stories to share?
SITE Southeast Members are Doing Business Together
In addition to great education and networking opportunities, another benefit of being a member of Site Southeast is the ability to close business deals for your organizations. If you are doing business together, please let us know!
2016 SITE SOUTHEAST EDUCATION SUMMIT
DECEMBER 4-6, 2016
We are excited to welcome the Incentive Community to The Henderson, A Salamander Beach & Spa Resort for the Annual SITE Southeast Summit. Our Award Winning SITE Chapter is known for providing educational experiences and showcasing the best new incentive destinations.
Join your colleagues, clients and partners for 3 days of seaside education and networking. Our 2016 theme of Better Together: People, Purpose, Passion resonates with the needs we have in our industry today.