The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company & NACE, USA
James Filtz is an innovative, client-focused catering and event industry leader. An accomplished executive in his field, James is an educator, speaker, and leader in supplying best practices in planning, culinary trends, technology, and memorable experiences. The heart of what James excels in is his innate ability to transform client visions into bespoke events. Building upon his expertise producing events for some of the world’s top organizations, James integrates these cultures and best practices, creating standout events that are singular in his industry. James has a distinct outlook on his industry, drawing from his days in the kitchen. As such he delivers happiness and impactful experiences through food and wine. Over the years he has embraced technology, design, and education, taking great events to the next level. Each discipline has influence on creating great events, but it’s James’ ability to synthesize these elements that creates unforgettable experiences for his clients.
James is the Director of Meetings and Special Events at Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans (USA) and a Vise President of The National Association for Catering and Events (USA).