Hosts Global Appoints Industry Veteran to Vice President, Global Sales


Hosts Global (Hosts) has appointed international destination and hospitality sales leader Robert Lee, DMCP as Vice President, Global Sales. Lee will assume the new role June 1st.


After living in Europe for over two decades, Lee brings 15 years of international destination management (DMC) sales experience to Hosts. Prior to joining the Hosts team, he led business development efforts in Barcelona for Spaintacular DMC where he delivered numerous industry award winning events over the course of his career. A tireless advocate for the events industry, Robert was the 2019-2020 president of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) and helped to implement a DMC specific education program for use in universities worldwide.

“Robert’s successful track record of developing and implementing sales strategies in Europe and around the globe will be a tremendous asset for our customers and our company”, said Kurt Paben, president of global sales & marketing for Hosts Global.

Since transforming from USA Hosts to Hosts Global in 2011, the company has experienced extraordinary growth. “I’m thrilled to be joining the Hosts’ team. I’m passionate about the future development of the MICE industry and driving growth by representing the best DMC professionals in the world through the Hosts Global Alliance. I’ve been impressed by Hosts’ incredible momentum and leadership during the pandemic and excited to share with clients the growth plans for the company,” said Lee.

Contact Hosts Global for more information.


About Hosts Global: Hosts Global is a strategic partner for meeting and event planners worldwide. We help visionary planners deliver meaningful, memorable and motivating group experiences in destinations around the globe. Across our destinations, Hosts’ DMCs are known as the local experts, weaving ferocious creativity and intention into every moment, from event design and production to team building programs and everything in-between. For more information about Hosts Global solutions visit

Global Reach. Local Experts.

Media Contact:

Kurt Paben

President, Global Sales & Marketing

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