Mexico City, MEXICO, September 28, 2015 – American Express Meetings & Events today confirmed the appointment of Ana Paula Hernandez as the new Head of its Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. In this role, Ms. Hernandez will oversee over 100 meeting professionals throughout LAC providing group air, meeting planning, creative and communication services to local, regional and multinational customers.  She will be based in Mexico City.

“I am pleased to welcome Ana Paula to American Express Meetings & Events,” said Issa Jouaneh, Senior Vice President and General Manager, American Express Meetings & Events. “She brings a wealth of meetings industry experience and a deep understanding of the organizational needs in the LAC region, as well as the insight to support the development and expansion of global programs in the region. Her passion for the industry and her desire to be part of a growing and forward -looking global team makes her ideal for this role and I look forward to working with her.”

“I am excited to join American Express Meetings & Events,” said Ms. Hernandez.  “This is a fantastic opportunity for me on a personal level to lead a large team and operation.  Given the organization’s global momentum, I will be focused on accelerating growth, building new solutions, and delivering powerful meeting experiences to customers worldwide.”

In prior meetings & events leadership roles, Ms. Hernandez was responsible for Mexico operations and broad ownership of regional responsibilities in the Latin American region. She has more than two decades of meeting management experience working locally and internationally with corporate clients. She is currently the President-Elect of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Mexican Chapter, an active member at both SITE and MPI Mexico chapters and an invited speaker at several national and international industry events.

About American Express Meetings and Events

American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel, offers longstanding experience, expertise and leading capabilities spanning program implementation to budget optimization to deliver powerful meetings and events experiences for clients. The global team is focused on meetings and events sourcing, planning, contract negotiations, budgeting, expense management, reporting and benchmarking, combined with strategic counsel and integration of leading technology. This end-to-end approach focuses on creating visibility, driving savings and enabling effective meeting experiences.

With more than 40 years in the industry and a presence in over 50 countries, American Express Meetings & Events is uniquely positioned to manage meetings and events locally, regionally, internationally and across the globe. American Express Meetings & Events works with local leaders to enhance its offering to clients. American Express Meetings & Events was named to MeetingsNet’s 2015 “CMI 25” list, an annual directory of the largest and most influential full-service meeting and incentive travel management companies focused on the U.S. corporate meetings and incentives industry.  According to that list, American Express Meetings & Events managed the highest number of corporate meetings and incentive travel programs, as well as the most rooms booked for meetings in 2014. To learn more about the services offered by American Express Meetings & Events, visit 

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