Miguel Torruco MarquésMexico
Secretary of Tourism
He has a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the Mexican School of Tourism, has a diploma in Tourism Marketing from the Inter-American Center for Tourism Training (Cicatur), as well as diplomas in Senior Management of Public Companies from the National Institute of Public Administration and in Didactics at Higher Level by the SEP. In addition, he studied hospitality at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
In the academic field, he served as professor and Deputy Director of the Mexican School of Tourism. Shortly after, at the age of 25, he founded his own educational institution, the Escuela Panamericana de Hotelería (EPH), training 17,000 tourism professionals in 38 years of institutional life. As rector of this institution, he established, among other achievements, the degrees in Hospitality, Gastronomy and Tourism Business Administration, as well as the postgraduate and Master in Hotel Management with official recognition, for the first time in Latin America.
He served in two administrations as Vice President of Tourism of the National Confederation of National Chambers of Commerce, Services and Tourism, CONCANACO-Servytur, and National President of the Mexican Association of Hotels and Motels for the period 2000-2004.
He was national president of the National Tourism Confederation (CNT), the leading body of the tourism sector in our country, which brings together 160 associations, unions, chambers, unions and organizations representing companies belonging to various lines of this activity.