NMID 2015 - SMM: Advancing from Event Manager to Director of Events
Christian Savelli
Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Research
Meeting Professionals International
Christian Savelli, Senior Director of Business Intelligence and Research for MPI is responsible for developing business intelligence reporting across all aspects of the business. He conducts analysis and research on demographics and products to enhance the value MPI delivers to its members and community. Additionally, he demonstrates thought leadership by synthesizing input from multiple sources to deliver executive recommendations.

Prior to joining MPI, Christian Savelli was Director of Business Intelligence for Maxvantage and Maritz Travel. For more than 12 years, he provided business intelligence support across Strategic Meetings Management accounts and was closely involved with designing cross account benchmarking analysis, aggregate reporting, market trend analysis, and predictive modeling. Christian’s innovative and impactful SMM business intelligence approach was a key component in the creation of Maxvantage, the strategic alliance between Maritz Travel and American Express Business Travel.

Before joining Maritz in 2000, Christian spent ten years in the hotel industry where he developed an expertise in yield management.

Christian holds an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill. He also studied in France, his native country, where he earned a diploma in Computer Science. He is a former Certified Hotel Administrator and was recognized as the “Outstanding Graduate” by the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute in 1996.