LAS VEGAS - The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's (LVCVA) Chris Meyer, vice president of global business sales, has been elected to serve as the vice president/president elect of the Corporate Event Marketing Association (CEMA) Board of Directors. Meyer's term begins in July where he will serve one year as the vice president followed by another year as president.
"I'm honored to be elected by my peers to help lead this prestigious association of event marketers," said Meyer. "The meetings and events industry is critical to the U.S economy, supporting more than seven million jobs nationwide and is a crucial part of the Las Vegas economy. Through this designation, I look forward to opportunity of reinforcing the value of corporate events and sharing the ideas of industry leaders."
CEMA is an industry hub that promotes professional networking opportunities with its more than 500 active members. Meyer has been a member of CEMA for more than fifteen years.
Meyer joined the LVCVA in 2000 as manager of convention center sales and spent six years as the vice president of sales. In 2013, he was named vice president of global business sales.
Las Vegas hosted more than 21,000 meetings, conventions and trade shows in 2012. The meeting and convention industry supports nearly 57,000 local jobs and generates an annual local economic impact of $6.7 billion.