James Vachon

James Vachon, CMM


James Vachon is a veteran of the hospitality and meetings industry. His professional career began in hotel operations with Marriott. Eventually, he moved into sales and then transitioned to the meeting planning side of the business with McGettigan Partners (now Maritz-McGettigan). After a number of years serving as an Account Director, James began working for British company Universal CIT (Conference and Incentive Travel), now part of Ashfield Healthcare, as a Client Relations Director. During his tenure with both agencies he worked solely with major pharmaceutical clients developing their strategic approach to meetings and events for a variety of domestic and international programs. In March, 2008, James joined the Strategic Sourcing Team at Millennium: The TAKEDA Oncology Company as a leader in the Events, Meetings and Conventions Team. His currently sits within Commercial Operations at Takeda Oncology and his focus is on global conventions and overall corporate strategy as it applies to meetings and meeting spend.