Chicago Industry Xchange


Katie Callahan-Giobbi

Executive Vice President for Minding Your Business, Event Emcee

A 25-year industry veteran, Katie Callahan-Giobbi helps organizations develop strategies that drive business as well as design and execute innovative live event experiences at Minding Your Business. She was most recently a member of the senior management team at Meeting Professionals International where she served as EVP of the MPI Foundation & Chief Business Architect as well as overseeing MPI’s publication sales/partnership marketing activities. Her previous experience includes senior roles at LA INC. (CVB) where she directed LA’s convention and hotel sales operation along with client services and membership plus over 20 years working for various hotel companies including W Hotels of New York, The Century Plaza Hotel & Spa/St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles as well as Fairmont Hotels. A strategic, leadership-driven, results-oriented hospitality sales and marketing professional, Katie frequently speaks at industry events and is often quoted by meeting publications regarding trends facing our industry.

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