Ms. Christine Klein, CMP

Sr. Vice President, Meetings & Business Partnerships
National Defense Industrial Association
Bio

Christine is an accomplished executive with more than 20+ years experience in meetings, conferences, conventions, events, expositions, marketing, and sales. She has the proven ability to cultivate productive relationships with top decision-makers and manage projects on a comprehensive basis to achieve company goals and maximize profit.  Astute, results oriented, self-starter with a demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate team members, solve problems, and deliver high-impact results. 

Areas of expertise include domestic and international event and meeting management, business and partnership development, strategic planning, and staff mentoring and development.  She brings extensive experience and knowledge of the event industry, with the planning of hundreds of annual conferences, high-profile events, and meetings.  Additionally she has a background in the marketing and sales of advertising, exhibit space, and corporate sponsorships within the association realm. By working closely with all involved parties, Christine captures the essence and vision of the event, meets objectives, and exceeds expectations.

She has run her own event consulting business and previously served as the Vice President of Meetings and Business Partnerships at the Institute of Food Technologists and Managing Director of Meetings for the American Institute of Architects. 

Christine is a past national board member of the Professional Convention Management Association and is a current volunteer with the association.