Exhibit/Sponsorship Sales - SHOW FLOOR MANAGEMENT - Event planning
Chuck Hilpl - Principal - The Hilpl Group, LLC
The Hilpl Group draws from a pool of some of the most experienced professionals in the industry able to handle a wide variety of exhibit and sponsorship sales projects and show management.
With over 30 years in the convention business, Chuck has held many senior-level sales and marketing positions in convention centers, hotels and convention and visitors bureaus. His sales and marketing knowledge in the convention business has attracted a loyal following of industry leaders looking for his guidance and support in growing their business. In 2015 he founded The Hilpl Group, LLC and he and his team work hand in hand with associations and corporations across the country assisting them with their convention show sales and show management.
Chuck’s experience includes:
Starwood Hotels and Resorts - As Account Director for 15 years Chuck handled a portfolio of some of the largest association, corporate and union accounts in the company. He assisted his customers with events ranging from small board meetings at high-end resorts to large citywide conventions requiring 10,000+ guest rooms per night in cities around the world. Chuck is the recipient of many Starwood awards, including Account Director of Year North America 2000 and 2009.
Wyndham International – Over an 11-year period, Chuck held a variety of positions within the Wyndham organization—including Director of Sales and Marketing, and Account Director—and was directly responsible for booking meeting business into large convention hotels and convention centers. During his career there, Wyndham honored Chuck’s performance with several awards, including Sales Director/Manager of the year 1989 and 1993.
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Outside of work, Chuck is an avid fine-art oil painter. He can often be found on the streets of his home town, Philadelphia, behind his easel with paint brush in hand working on a cityscape. If you would like to see some of his work, visit his art website: www.chuckhilpl.com
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