Peter Schmidt

Peter Schmidt

Director of Global Accounts

The debonair networker.

With over 15 years of experience in the convention industry throughout the US and Europe, Peter is the firm’s Director of Global Accounts. Making connections is the cornerstone of Peter’s philosophy and he is dedicated to maintaining and nurturing relationships with his accounts and ensuring their complete satisfaction. Peter stays connected to the community and the industry through memberships in Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA).

Fluent in English and German, Peter came to the United States in March of 2000 and worked at luxury hotels such as the Drake Hotel in Chicago and the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. His commitment to the highest level of customer service is what quickly fostered a strong bond with NHS Global Events throughout his career. His ability and commitment to provide 360 degrees of service to his customers keeps Peter motivated and inspired every day.

The fact that Peter grew up in Germany makes him a confident and experienced resource for any international meeting and conference. He is a regular attendee at IMEX in Frankfurt and maintains a comprehensive network of supplier and vendor contacts throughout the global market place.

What's your favorite past-time?

Being physically active. I definitely caught the “running-bug” and try to get out as much as possible. While traveling I prefer to explore a city or destination via a running path. It allows a much more unfiltered experience.

Do you have a pet?

Nope. Always thought about getting a dog, but it would be more for Maxwell (my 3.5 year old son) anyways. If we did get a dog, it would be a German Shepherd, Weimaraner or Retriever.

Favorite city?

It’s a seasonal tie: I love the summers in Munich (Germany) and Grado (Italy) – winter calls for home which is Jacksonville Beach, FL.

If you were to star in a TV show, which one?


Why do you love working in the events industry?

I love to think that my work makes the world go round. We get to create scenarios where people, cultures, countries, get to meet and exchange their thoughts and best practices for others to learn or adopt, and to simply improve what they have been doing all along. The extent of the results of the very meetings we put together are immeasurable and know no boundaries. That I think is very powerful and definitely motivates me every time I get to do what I do.