A Major in Tourism. He is the owner of two prestigious companies dedicated to Tourism and specialized in Meetings and Incentive Travel. Avanti Meetings and Incentives a specialized company dedicated to the marketing of events and Mundo Editorial, S.A de .C.V. , editing and trade publications, tools for the industry.

He is considered one of the most knowledgeable and influential leaders in tourism in the 13th. most visited country in the world: Mexico and the most influential in the Meetings and Events Industry of Mexico and Latin America.

With 41 years in the meetings industry in 2016 he holds the following certifications: Site ( Society for Incentive Travel Excellence ) as a CITE and CIS ( Certified Incentive Travel Executive and Certified Incentive Specialist ) by MPI ( Meeting Professionals International ) as a CMM ( Certified Meetings Manager ), by the CIC ( Convention Industry Council ) as a CMP ( Certified Meeting Professional ), CMS certification ( Certified Meetings Specialist ): by the magazine ConvencioneS and the Universidad Intercontinental.

For 25 years he owned and managed one of the very few Incentive Houses in Mexico: Avanti Meetings and Incentives ( Avanti Plus, S.A. de C.V. )



a ) Concilios, b ) Coloquio, c ) Leader´s Forum, d ) The Congress of meeting Planners. Events based on education and strategic information.



CMS, Certified Meetings Specialist



ConvencioneS the printed magazine

GIROS, the printed newspaper

The Meetings and Incentives Weekly, e-newsletter

The Meetings and Incentives facilities Guide of Mexico and Central America

The Club of Notables CMS e-newsletter



President of the Mexican Tourism Press Association for two years: in 2001 and 2002.

President of Site Mexico Chapter in 2003 and 2004

Was a member of the International Board of Directors of SITE ( Society for Incentive Travel Excellence ) for 4 years.

Founding President in 2010 of the only non for profit Foundation in Mexico specialized in the study of the domestic market of the Meetings and Events Industry: iitr, Institute of  Research of the Meetings and Events Industry of Mexico.



Considered one of the most prolific writers and author on meetings and events through articles, editorials, for international magazines, newsletters, newspapers and books:

Co- Author of the book Organización de Reuniones, Convenciones, Congresos, Seminarios Edited and Published byEditorial Trillas, S.A. de C.V in 1991.

Author of the book on meetings and events:  “Convenciones a Lápiz”  Edited and Published by Mundo Editorial, S.A. de C.V August 2002

Book on meetings and events describing "the 15 basic things": “El libro Rojo del Turismo de Reuniones...15 Cosas básicas y más” Edited and Published by Mundo Editorial, S.A. de C.V August 2010. 5,000 issues and undergoing the third re-edition.

Book on green meetings: "LA GUIA VERDE...100 y Un tips para planear eventos ecosustentables". Edited and Published by Mundo Editorial, S.A. de C.V August 2010. 5,000



In five years Mr. Compean has written and published over 580 articles in different publications.


Digital Weekly newsletter

260 articles on meetings and events (Every week for 5 years ) in the "Meetings and Incentives Weekly by Fernando Compean"



CIS Community Digital Monthly Newsletter

30 articles on meetings and events (Every month for 2.5 years )



CMS Digital Monthly Newsletter

60 articles on meetings and events (Every month for 5 years ) in the Club de Notables CMS Newsletter.



Printed and Digital Every two months articles

90 articles total in 3 articles per issue on meetings and events (Every two months for 5 years ) in the Magazine "ConvencioneS Latinoamerica".



Printed and Digital Quarterly Articles

120 articles on meetings and events (Every fifteen days for 5 years ) in the Newspaper "GIROS, Turismo y Cionvenciones".


issues and undergoing the second re-edition.




1. CMS, Certified Meetings Specialist. The entry level certification of Meetings and events in general with over 3,000 certified professionals. The second with more certified professionals in the world after the CMP.


2. CIS, Certified Incentive Specialist, the entry level to Incentive Programs and Incentive Travel ( on behalf of SITE ) with over 660 certified professionals from 41 countries.


3. CCM, Certified in Congress Management. The entry level certification for the congress and conference market.



In 2002 he was awarded by President Vicente Fox of Mexico the "best Tourism Communicator of Mexico" once in a lifetime achievement award.

As President of Site Mexico Chapter in 2003 and 2004 he received various recognitions on behalf of the Chapter, like the Best Chapter of The Year in 2004 and the diploma for Education, as well as the award for more new members in the world.

In 2009 he was privileged to be one of three contenders to receive the coveted Presidente Miguel Aleman "Gold Medal of Tourism Merit" for his contribution to the rapid recovery of the image of Mexico in the wake of the H1N1 virus crises, receiving a certificate of "Honorary Mention".

In february 2010 he received an award by the Mexican Association of Convention and Visitor´s Bureau´s  ( AMDEM ) for his contribution to the development of the Meetings and Events Industry of Mexico through his publications and business oriented events.

In 2013 he was awarded the Gold Medal of Entrepreneurial Achievement in Tourism by the San Miguel de Allende Hotel Association.

The highest standard of excellence from SITE was presented to Mr. Compean, during the IMEX Gala Awards night in Frankfurt, Germany, 22 May 2013. The "Site Master Motivator" award recognizes an individual in the motivational events and incentive travel industry who serves as an ambassador of progress and betterment for the community.

In 2016 he receives an honorable mention from SKAL International for his contribution to sustainability in Latin America.

Designated as the recipient of the "Mexico City Tourism Award 2016" granted by the government of the city for his contribution to the development of Tourism.