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ConferenceDirect Honors SAMPE's Gregg Balko with its President's Award for Lifetime Achievement

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ConferenceDirect Honors SAMPE’s Gregg Balko with its President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement

April 2, 2018 – Diamond Bar, CA – SAMPE has a 15-year relationship with ConferenceDirect, an organization who facilitates our hotel / convention center contracts and provides other meeting services such as conference housing, meeting planning and registration.  Last night, as ConferenceDirect celebrates its 20th anniversary at their annual partner meeting at the Loew’s Hollywood, SAMPE’s CEO and Executive Director, Gregg Balko, was surprised to learn he was the recipient of the ConferenceDirect President’s Award for Lifetime Achievement.  He is one of a select group of individuals to be bestowed this honor.  Gregg was selected for this distinction due to his partnership and support of ConferenceDirect.


Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE) is a global professional member society that provides information on new materials and processing technology either via technical meetings, journal publications or books in which professionals in the field can exchange ideas and air their views. As the only technical society encompassing all fields of endeavor in materials and processes, SAMPE provides a unique and valuable forum for scientists, engineers and academicians.

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ConferenceDirect is a full-service global meetings solution company whose portfolio of services includes: Site Selection & Contract Negotiation, Conference Management, Housing & Registration Services, Mobile App Technology and Strategic Meetings Management Programs. Their 375+ Associates manage over 11,000 meetings, conferences and events representing 3.88 million room nights annually for more than 2,500 customers. For more information, visit ConferenceDirect at

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