Edward Perotti, CMP, CMM | Senior Director Global Meetings, Events and Travel, VMware
For over 25 years Edward has been creating one-of-a-kind experiences in dazzling locales throughout the world, drawing from his diverse background encompassing all areas of design, travel, hospitality, food & beverage and philanthropy With a masterful ability and unbridled passion for making each event  unique and memorable, he has cultivated a devoted following of extremely ecstatic clients and guests. 
Edward has had the distinct opportunity during his career to produce events from conception to completion, ranging from 10 to 15,000  participants in the high-tech, corporate, non-profit and government arenas. In addition to his extensive event design background, Edward has created and  managed  global travel programs, giving him a unique perspective on the art of event planning.
Currently, Edward’s  focus has been on guest engagement - creating programs that enhance the participant’s overall  experience, with the end goal of supporting a specific brand’s messaging, the essence of the host or hostess, or the culture of an organization.
Edward continues to demonstrate his commitment to the industry through leadership positions within Meeting Professionals International (the largest professional association in the hospitality industry). As a recognized contributor and leader in the industry, both Edward and his work have been featured in many publications and industry organizations, along with receiving numerous awards from varied organizations for his work on event design & innovation, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and industry leadership.
Edward has received both his designation as a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), as well as his  Certificate in Meeting Management (CMM).