News Release

Eduardo Chaillo to Serve as Global General Manager for Latin America

February 25, 2014

h4>Eduardo Chaillo to Serve as Global General Manager for Latin America

ST. LOUIS, MO (Feb. 25, 2014) Established industry leader, Eduardo Chaillo, connects with Maritz Travel Company,  – the top global service provider for the meeting, congress, tradeshow and incentive travel industry – as global general manager of Latin America. In this role, Chaillo will help lead the Maritz Travel Company Global Meetings Network, counsel and support current and future client engagements, and continue his and the company’s in-market industry advocacy, education and leadership efforts.

Chaillo, owner of Global Meetings and Tourism Specialists LLC, is an extended team member of Maritz Travel Company – which includes Maritz Travel and Experient. With an extensive and successful background of attracting international business, Chaillo has helped establish model partnerships throughout the industry.  A history that incorporates corporate, association and tradeshow buyers and suppliers, Chaillo has been and will continue to be a quintessential linking-pin for Maritz Travel Company clients for creating and delivering exceptional experiences.

“Eduardo’s insight into Latin America’s many destinations, attractions, cultures and networks will be priceless to Maritz Travel Company’s current and future clients,” said David Peckinpaugh, president of Maritz Travel Company. “He will be instrumental in helping us further identify, connect and build relationships within both developed and rapidly emerging markets.”

Chaillo is joined by two other Maritz Travel Company global general manager colleagues focused on complementary geographic markets: Ping He, a veteran member of Maritz Travel Company, representing Asia Pacific and Ben Goedegebuure, representing European, Middle Eastern and African regions.

“Latin America continues to quickly evolve and become a growing destination epicenter for both inter-regional and global industry events,” said Chaillo. “There is tremendous diversity throughout Latin America; successfully unlocking the full potential value for both regional and global organizations and their guests through the event experience requires an ability to effectively connect locally.”

Chaillo will help further lead both Maritz Travel Company and its Global Meetings Network, including professional conference organizers, destination management companies and other key relationships. This will ensure consistent quality in the design and delivery of programs that help transform client organizations and their people through the event experience.

“My past relationships and partnerships with Maritz Travel Company and now global general manager colleagues are a natural fit based upon our shared views, histories and industry passions,” Chaillo said. “For me, being able to further help educate, navigate and create unique experiences requires the right mix of talent, collaboration and know-how; together, we have an incredible blend in all of the above.”

About Eduardo Chaillo
Chaillo is the owner of Global Meetings and Tourism Specialists LLC and is an extended member of the Maritz Travel Company team. Chaillo is a strong advocate of the conferences, meetings, events and incentive travel industry. He spent more than 12 years at the Mexico Tourism Board, where he held a variety of positions, including executive director for the Meetings Industry and North American Regional director. During his tenure with the Mexico Tourism Board, he helped establish respected partnerships with organizations in the meetings industry, created strategic alliances with competing countries, and ran the national travel industry tradeshow “Tianguis Turístico.”

Chaillo currently serves on the Professional Convention Management Association's (PCMA) Board of Trustees and is the international liaison to the Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) Board. He previously served six years on the International Congress and Convention Association Board of Directors representing North America. Chaillo has been honored with a number of industry awards including the Joint Meetings Industry Council's Profile and Power Award, Site Global's Kevin Forde Spirit Award for Destination Marketers, IMEX's Academy Award and Successful Meetings' Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry. In 2013, he was inducted into the CIC Hall of Leaders.

About Maritz Travel Company
Maritz Travel Company – consisting of Maritz Travel and Experient – is one of the strongest, most diversely positioned leaders in the meeting, event and incentive travel industry within the areas of corporate, association, government and tradeshows. Through experiential design, Maritz Travel Company helps transform organizations and people through the event experience. We are committed to perfecting the guest experience to deliver leading-edge thinking, experience, and technology solutions for meetings, conventions and exhibitions throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.maritztravel.com or www.experient-inc.com, or follow us on Twitter @MaritzTravel or @Experient_Inc.