Economic, Social and Educational Relevance of the Meeting and Incentive Industries

Presented by: 
Eduardo Chaillo, CMP, CMM, CASE
Global General Manager LATAM, Maritz Global Events

Chaillo will share the trends, statistics and success stories of destinations that have opted for greater development in the meetings and incentives industries.

In this interactive session, the role played by Latin America in this global market will be discussed and the speaker will propose some steps to take to bring the region to its rightful place.

Eduardo Chaillo Ortiz, CMP, CMM, CASE

Global General Manager LATAM, Maritz Global Events

Chaillo worked for 12 years at the Mexico Tourism Board. His last position there was as the Executive Director for the Meetings and Incentive Industries in their office in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for developing alliances with all the organizations, associations and players from the meetings and conventions arena as well as conducting Mexico’s effort towards the Association, Corporate and Destination Weddings markets.  

Chaillo has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and has a master’s degree in finance from the Monterrey Technological Institute (ITESM). He got CIC’s global Certification as a Meeting Professional (CMP) in 2004, MPI’s CMM on Meeting Management in 2006, and CASE (Certified Association Sales Executive) from PCMA in 2013.  He served for 6 years in the ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) Board of Directors representing North America; he also serves in PCMA’s Board of Trustees and is the international representative to the CMP Board of Directors within the CIC umbrella. Currently, Eduardo is running his own consultancy company in Northern Virginia (Global Meetings and Tourism Specialists, LLC) serving as bridge builder between the Mexico-Latin American industry members and the Global Meetings community.