MICE Media Latam focus in Media Advisory for Destinations, Hotels and MICE buyers from USA & Canada. Ferreras has consulted to over 30 Independent Hotels and Venues, 3 major Convention Centers, 10 DMC's in Latin America and 3 International Airlines. A SITE Member for over 28 years and Regional Director, LATAM Sponsorship's, a CMP Certified since 1992 also present CMP LATAM Representative. CIS Certified for Incentive Travel, mastering the basics of Incentive and Motivational experiences, complete knowledge of the origins of Incentive Travel Programs, value chain and the value proposition of motivational programs. ICCA member.
André Vietor, a native German born in Frankfurt/Main, started his career in the hotel industry where he held sales positions at several properties as well as at international sales offices for Intercontinental Hotels and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company between 1984 and 1995.
In 1995 he joined the PCO business and is currently leading Barceló Congresos, the congress division of Grupo Barceló dedicated to meetings management, association management and business events consulting. He positioned the brand as one of the top references in congress management worldwide. In early 2014 he started to expand the business to Latin America with the brand “Barceló Congresos Latam” opening offices and establishing strategic partnerships in several countries such as Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.
André is an expert and professional consultant in business plan development, planning of bid strategies and management of bid presentations, destination marketing as well as association development. He is an active board member of IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organisers) since 2001 where he was President from 2006 to 2008. He currently holds the position of the Chair of the Training Academy since 2011.
A native of Barbate, located in the province of Cadiz (South of Spain), Juan José has an extensive experience of more than 26 years in the meetings industry.
Career-wise, Juan José holds a MBA degree and is highly skilled in project management. He joined the PCO Business in 1987 and he held various positions within the sector until he settled in his current position as Director of Sales and Marketing of Barceló Congresos, one of the leading PCO’s in Europe and Latin America. Besides the mentioned skills, he is an expert and professional consultant in business development, business strategies, planning and management of bids, destination marketing as well as association management. He is an active Board Member of ICCA and holds the position of First Vice-president since October 2010..
Juan José is best described as dynamic, inspirational, energetic and passionate about excellence and his impact on audiences. He delivers relevant, current and meaningful presentations with comprehensive content that is both easy to understand and implement.
President of FIEXPO - Latin America. Immediate Past President of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association ) Past-Chairman of Sector VENUES for ICCA . Board Member of JMIC (Joint Meeting International Council) which brings together all International Sector Associations. Past-Vice President of ICCA. Former Director of the Marketing Committee for Latin America for SRS Hotels, Former Director of Tourism in the region of Canelones - Uruguay (second most important after Montevideo). Standing Advisory Member of COCAL (Confederation of Professional Congress Organizers and Allied Latin America and the Caribbean). Director of Marketing & Conferences, Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza Hotel. Recognized International Mice Consultant. The Uruguay-based immediate past president of ICCA, has been named one of the 25 Most Influential People in the Meetings Industry for 2015 by Successful Meetings. Nardone has demonstrated his ability not only to influence the Latin American meetings market, but the broader global meetings community with his numerous industry roles and directly influenced government meetings policy in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru, and as the director of the FIEXPO Latin American trade show, he established an influential Politicians' Forum for industry advocacy across Latin America.
Eduardo Chaillo is a natural connector of meeting and tourism professionals globally. Currently President of his own consultancy company and is now also, Global General Manager for Latin America at Maritz Travel Company. Chaillo worked for the last years as Executive Director for the Meeting Industry for the Mexico Tourism Board in their office in Washington, D.C. He was responsible for developing alliances with all the organizations 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 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 during 2011 - 2014 served as 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. Recipient of the Latin Award at FIEXPO 2015 presented to an Outstanding Personality in the Meetings and Incentives Market in Latin America and the Caribbean, awarded annually by Eventos Latinoamericanos.
President of AV BUSINESS & COMMUNICATION, the first Full Service Incentive &
Marketing Company from Argentina. Main Professor for Advertising and Advertising Creativity for the Advertising career at
the FAECC, Buenos Aires from 1987 to 1995. Habitual lecturer and columnist in magazines specialized in incentives, management
and marketing. Founder member of ALAPRO (Latin-American Association of Promotion’s Professionals). SITE (Society of Incentive Travel Excellence) member. He was appointed as Director for SITE’s International Education Task Force for the 2003-2007 period. Member of SITE’s International Board of Directors, Latin America and Caribbean Chair for the 2009-2011. VP of Finance in 2010. President of SITE Global 2012. President of Site South America Chapter.
- Founder member of Global Incentive Net (GIN), an international network of full service incentive companies.