Jim Forlenza | MCI United States | EN

Senior Vice President, Investment & Management Partnerships

Jim Forlenza established himself as a global business leader of events well before it was chic to enter the international market. An entrepreneurial spirit, the enjoyment of working in pressurized environments, and strong team-building and leadership skills, have been at the backbone of his successful career. Jim’s experiences provide a unique skill set that is rare among other event leaders. Jim has a highly successful understanding of both volunteer-driven, non-profit organizations, as well as for-profit entities on both the domestic and international stages.

Jim currently oversees the conference and tradeshow group for SAE International – one of MCI USA’s largest clients – and their portfolio of 25+ annual, global mobility-related events for the automotive and aerospace industries.  While directing the overall management of the Events team, Jim is responsible for a staff of nearly 30 employees in the U.S. and Europe.  Most recently, he oversaw the re-creation and re-branding of SAE’s historic World Congress – leading the transformation to WCX-The World Congress Experience.  In its initial launch year, exhibitor rebook tripled in size, exhibitor Net Promoter Scores increased by 23 points and the overall value of the event increased by 33%.

Jim lives in Maryland and is most proud of his 2 children, Stephanie, a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University, and Nick, a recent cum laude graduate of Coastal Carolina University.