Eduardo Chaillo Ortiz, CMP, CMM, CASE
Chaillo worked for the last 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 to conduct Mexico’s effort towards the Association, Corporate and Destination Weddings markets.
Chaillo was formerly regional director of the Mexico Tourism Board’s (MTB’s) Midwest marketing office in Chicago, leading Mexico’s tourism promotion efforts in 12 Midwest states as well as overseeing North American marketing activities. Previously, Chaillo served as executive director of the Mexico Convention Bureau, leading international initiatives towards this industry.
For 6 editions, he was the Executive Director of the Mexican Tourism Tianguis (1999/2004) that is the Mexican Pow/Wow for the Leisure Travel Industry
From 1995 to 1998, Chaillo was Secretary of Tourism of the State of Zacatecas, whose capital city of the same name, was designated a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Chaillo has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM) and studies of master’s degree in finance at 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.
Recently he was given the JMIC’s Profile and Power Award, was recognized by Successful Meetings Magazine as one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry. He was recognized as one of the Inductees for the CIC´s Hall of Leaders 2013 class.
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.
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