Exceptional Advisors at Your Side
What makes an exceptional advisor? Someone with deep knowledge and a vast network of connections, surely. A great communicator who hears what you’re asking for and can provide the information you need (without breaking a sweat). A problem-solver and idea generator. A facilitator, an inexhaustible partner, and a trusted guide. At EDPglobal, we pride ourselves on being all of these things. And more.
Added Value. Without Added Cost.
As your one-call destination event planning advisors, we’re here to help you arrange your next meeting, incentive, conference, event, or group travel. We add value without added cost by acting as your consultant and dedicated liaison to our partner DMCs all over the world. Wherever you’d like to plan your next event, we have local connections there to provide invaluable assistance—from the initial planning stages through the completion of your event.
Every Event, Exceptional.
We make no exceptions. Whether you’re planning an exclusive destination meeting or an enterprise-wide incentive program, we will stop at nothing to make it an event that makes you proud. Our expert advisors are here to help you winnow down your options and present a cohesive RFP to the DMC in the destination of your choice. With exceptional service and expert, local DMC partners in more than 75 destinations worldwide (and counting!), the world is waiting. Where will you go?
Wim founded EDPglobal to provide event planners with connections to a network of the industry’s most talented, honest, and dependable destination management companies around the world. His life-long experience in the hospitality industry and strong, respected contacts with event producers, professional congress organizers, and trade groups continue to drive the success of EDPglobal today. A hands-on owner, Wim interacts with meeting and incentive planners every day while maintaining solid connections with EDPglobal’s DMC partners around the world. A native of Belgium, Wim is fluent in English, French, and Dutch.
Vice President of Sales
Lisa is a Minneapolis-based meeting and travel professional with extensive experience in hospitality, marketing, and incentives. Her creative and collaborative approach gives her the vision to facilitate the development and implementation of programs with promising results. An enthusiastic traveler since getting her first passport at age 20, Lisa’s favorite place to go is the next one on the itinerary!
Willem’s interest in travel and world cultures began while working as a volunteer in the Pacific Islands. Before starting his first career in the software industry, he was active in international societies during his college studies. He comes to us with years of project management and customer service skills to contribute to the EDPglobal team.
Business Development Manager
Bev’s professional relationships in the hotel and service industries have made her an essential part of our team. Her extensive administrative, project management, and relationship-building skills contribute to the ongoing success of EDPglobal and our DMCs. A lifelong Minnesotan, Bev takes every opportunity to travel and learn about other cultures.
Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Central & Western Regions
Elise is enrolled at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in a liberal arts curriculum. With interests like music, writing, and traveling, Elise is always excited to learn about the world around her.
Marketing & Social Media
Tracy brings 20+ years of brand & marketing experience to the team. In addition to working for IBM and other technology giants, she led projects for travel brands Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Lines, and destinations like Mont Tremblant in Canada, and Pensacola, Florida.