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Benoit Sauvage

CEO, Connect DMC

Award winning hospitality industry leader, Benoit Sauvage, DMCP, CMP Fellow, CITP is the founder and CEO of Connect DMC, a leading Destination Management Company in the Dominican Republic and Mexico as well as the founder and CEO of Hospitality Sustainability Revolution (HSR), a leading consulting firm for hospitality stakeholders worldwide.

Ben was born in Paris, France and has lived and worked in 3 continents over the years. He brings 25 years of experience in delivering high end and complex services as a destination expert to worldwide clients and has a passion for creativity, attention to details and sustainable practices.


  • Director in the SITE International Board of Directors 2020-2026
  • President of the SITE Florida & Caribbean Chapter 2019
  • Event Committee Member for IRF  
  • Sustainability Committee for SITE
  • Sustainability Committee for EIC  
  • International speaker on Sustainability and Cultural Diversities
  • Destination Management Certified Professional (DMCP)
  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)  
  • Certified Incentive Travel Professional (CITP)
  • United Nations Climate Neutral Now Pledge
  • GSTC Professional Certificate in Sustainable Tourism (STTP)
  • Sustainable Events Professional (EIC)
  • Climate Reality Leadership Corps (The Climate Reality Project)
  • CMP Fellow Class 2022
  • Eventex The 100 Most Influential People in the Event Industry for 2021
  • ADMEI Best Corporate Social Responsibility  
  • Host Global Alliance Heart  
  • Host Global Alliance H-Factor Excellence in Hospitality
  • IMEX Commitment to Community (Green Award)
  • SITE Global Member of the Year  
  • SITE Excellence Award Sustainability
  • SITE Excellence Award Education

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