8:45 AM | Daniel Palomo - Turismo en Houston
Director of International Sales and Tourism for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
Daniel Palomo is the Deputy Director of International Sales and Tourism for the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
In this capacity for the past 11 years Mr. Palomo
has created and implemented international business, promotion, sales and marketing strategies in the international association meetings and tourism industries in LATAM, Europe and Asia Pacific
covering over 25 countries.
objective in this role is to bid for world congresses mainly in the Medical and Energy sectors to maximize hotel occupancy, job creation and economic impact for Houston.
Before his time with the bureau, Mr. Palomo worked as Marketing and Strategy Director for the State of Mexico Office for North America and prior to that he was a diplomat at the Mexico Tourism Board within the Consulate General of Mexico in Houston and the Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For one year he served as Board Member at the Mexican Business Council of Houston (CEMH), Greater Houston Partnership's Airports Task Force and Corporate Board of Advisors at the International Association of Hispanic Meeting Professionals.
He currently serves as Chair of the Texas Medical Center's International Affairs Advisory Council (IAAC) and as Advisory Board Member at the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce - The Woodlands- Gulf Coast Chapter.
Also Mr. Palomo
is International Congress and Convention Association
(ICCA) Board Member and former North America Chapter Chair, which consists of 1,000 member companies from 90 countries.
In 2014 he
became Alliance Business Development (ABD) Chair for BestCities Global Alliance
with international sales reps from 9 countries in 6 continents.
taught strategic marketing and business administration courses to college students in Chile.
conducted research in social development and rural poverty in Colombia, South America.
received 3 scholarships from the governments of Mexico and Spain to pursue postgraduate studies in the E.U. and The Americas.
Mr. Palomo was born in Sonora, Mexico, and has lived and studied in Mexico, Spain, Belgium, UK, Colombia, Chile and the US.
He has a degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from the Tec de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico and holds two masters; an MBA from ESADE business school in Barcelona and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium and a MSc. in Politics of Development in Latin America at the London School of Economics (LSE).
Mr. Palomo was a PhD in Government candidate at the LSE and PhD in Management Sciences candidate at ESADE.