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Rafael Hernández

CEM Journalist | Publisher & CEO at Latin America Meetings | Chairman at World Meetings Forum

CEM Journalist | Publisher & CEO at Latin America Meetings | Chairman at World Meetings Forum

Education and Certification: Studied International Business at Anahuac UniversityCertified in Exhibit Management (CEM)Certified Tradeshow Organizer (COEXPO)Professional Experience:Founder of Latin America Meetings (LAM) and Latin America TradeShows (LATS) owners of:

  • Megaexpo ® Trade Shows and Meetings annual directory
  • Másexpos Congresos & Convenciones ® Bimonthly MICEMagazine
  • Meet In ® Special Supplements
  • Meet In News ® Daily Newsletter
  • Meetings Education ® Content Brand for the MICE Industry
  • Unique, The Only way to Meet ® Premium magazine forMeetings and events
  • LM Colombia ® magazine for the MICE Colombian market
  • LM Centroamerica ® magazine for the Central America MICEMarket
  • PR and Market studies for Reed Exhibition 2011 – 2013

Founder of the World Meetings Forum (WMF) and World Trade Show Forum (WTSF) special events thatbring the global leaders from the most important MICE industry associations to share trends and the pathour industry is taking. These events open the dialog to make more industry alliances possible. The Forumsare based on content, networking and special events.During the 2014 WMF & WTSF, proposed that the Meeting Means Business Latin American Coalition jointhe Meetings Mean Business effort. This campaign includes testimonials from the most important MICEindustry leaders in the LATAM region.First Latin American to be on a cover for the Trade Show Magazine named as a promise for the LatinAmerica Tradeshow Industry.First Latin American to receive the Convention Industry Council Pace Setter Award 2015.Service to the Industry:Today serves as:

  • Chairperson for the International Congress and Convention Association – ICCA Mexico Committee
  • Immediate Past President for PCMA Mexico Chapter 2019 - 2020
  • International Relations Director for MPI Mexico Chapter 2019 - 2020
  • Publisher & CEO of Latinamerica Meetings
  • Chairman of World Meetings Forum & World Trade Show Forum

Has previously served as:

  • Former Chairman of the Professional Convention Management Association – PCMA Mexico Chapter
  • 1st Vice President for the Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de América Latina (Latin American Federation of Congress and Event Organizers) (COCAL)
  • Chairman of the Mexican Association of Tradeshows and Events (AMPROFEC)
  • General Services Vice-President for AMPROFEC
  • Education Vice President for the MPI Mexico Chapter
  • General Industries Vice-President for Mexican Industry Chamber (CANACINTRA)
  • 2nd Vice-President for the Federación de Entidades Organizadoras de Congresos y Afines de América Latina (Latin American Federation of Congress and Event Organizers) (COCAL)

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