Christine Hilgert, CMP
Senior Vice President
As senior vice president of the meeting planning business unit, Christine Hilgert, CMP, is responsible for client management and strategic direction of the meeting planning staff, which is comprised of meeting planners, registration staff and contract management staff. Her focus is to introduce the latest ideas and opportunities offered by the industry to her staff and clients.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality management from Florida State University.
Christine has extensive experience in technology based education programs (drones!), innovation delivery and budget management. She has overseen client budgets ranging from $100,000 to $10 million and facilitated speaker management for programs consisting of 30 - 350 speakers. In addition, she has managed show floors with up to 300 exhibiting companies and 100,000 gross square feet. She has also coordinated the fulfillment and management of many high profile partner programs.
Christine has experience working on meetings at hotels and conventions centers throughout North American, Europe, Asia PAC, and the Middle East, and she has been the lead venue liaison for programs ranging in attendance of 200 - 10,000 attendees.
- Certified Meeting Professional
International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Senior Planners Industry Network (SPIN), Los Angeles Consumer Advisory Board
- Why Do I Love Events and Associations?
“I love my job because I’m always working with fascinating people on exciting projects and learning along the way. I also enjoy getting onsite, working out the kinks and meeting everyone involved in a project.”
- Fun Facts
- Christine would love to be a host on the Travel Channel.
- Christine’s favorite sports teams are the Florida State Seminoles and the Atlanta Falcons.