Xavier Cardenas |South American & Caribbean

In industry, Xavier has served in management positions in Latin American budget, five-star, and long term independent and international branded hotels as Director of Sales and Chief Information Officer.

In education, he has served as an instructor in Latin American Hospitality schools specializing in the areas of Revenue Management and Sales & Marketing. He extends his education initiative to industry as a sought after speaker in these topics for Latin American Associations.

His contributions to education are well founded upon his entrepreneurial abilities in the hospitality industries. In Latin America he represents IDeaS, a global leader in revenue management software and services, and has successfully brought these services to over 100 hotel properties in the region.

He also represents REDglobal in Latin America, bringing state of the art simulation based training and certification, and organization development to companies, professionals and students in the region,  and in doing so helps to build the region’s future leaders.

Holding international certificates from the HSMAI, AH&LA, STR, and Cornell University, Xavier is well positioned to present the many cases, books, and articles he has contributed to the industry. His broad spectrum of industry education, experience, entrepreneurship, and service to the industry, all blend into a distinctive leadership profile.

Xavier holds a bachelor from Sabana University and Master in International Hospitality Management from Swiss Hotel Management School Switzerland.