Questex Appoints Business Development Manager for Travel Events
"Caren comes to Questex with nearly 20 years of events experience and an impressive track record of successfully producing and managing top business-to-business and business-to-consumer events from initial launch through final implementation," said Marilyn McHugh, Questex Hospitality + Travel vice president, global events. "As we continue to grow and evolve our strong portfolio of travel events, her sales expertise will be a key asset."
Cotto most recently served as international sales director for MSE Management, selling exhibit space and multimedia sponsorships for the largest travel consumer events in the nation – The New York Times Travel Show and Los Angeles Times Travel Show – where she connected thousands of travel suppliers with travel trade and consumer audiences.
Prior to that, she held key positions at Jewelers International Showcase in Miami including new business development director. She also spent four years at H2 Events LLC as show manager for the company's jewelry portfolio, managing invitation-only, buyer-hosted trade events including Centurion, West Coast Jewelry Show and Centurion South Beach.
She began her event management career at United Kingdom-based Reed Exhibitions, one of the world's leading event organizing companies, where she held the role of sales director for the JCK/Luxury jewelry events portfolio.
She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing and international business at the University of New Haven in Connecticut and lives in Palm Coast, Fla.
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The company drives business investment, innovation and demand-creation in the markets it serves by bringing together investors, buyers, sellers and professionals through its over 120 trade shows, conferences and other business events and informing them through related business media and information products. Questex"s industry-focused business units include Life Sciences & Healthcare, Hospitality & Travel, Beauty & Wellness, Technology & Telecom groups.
Questex is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. The company employs over 350 professional staff members operating in the United States and the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit questex.com.