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Business Luncheon Featuring David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago
March 7, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
David Whitaker is the President and CEO of Choose Chicago, Chicagos Convention & Visitor Bureau. Chicago currently welcomes over 52 million visitors annually (only one of three cities in the United States with that distinction). David oversees the overall Marketing, Public Relations, Digital Media and Global Trade Development programs launched domestically and in key international markets to support Chicagos Visitor Industry.
Prior to joining Choose Chicago, David was Chief Marketing Officer for Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States in partnership with the US Department of Commerce. Before Brand USA, David was president and CEO of Tourism Toronto for 8 years (2007- 2015). During this period on two separate occasions, Tourism Toronto was named the Number One CVB/DMO in North America in a poll of over 650 meeting planners.
Before joining Tourism Toronto, David spent 17 years with the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau most recently as the Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer where he helped shape Miamis image.
When not focused on promoting one of North Americas leading leisure and meetings destinations, David and his wife Lily are avid boaters currently enjoying the vibrant waters of Lake Michigan.
When: Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: Evergreen Restaurant | 2411 S. Wentworth Ave., Chicago, IL 60616
Ticket Price: Chamber Members – $15 | Non-Members – $20