Day: December 14, 2017

IMEX rebrands influential forum

One of IMEX’s longest running and influential Forums has undergone an evolution with a name change reflecting a shift in focus.
 The newly-named IMEX Policy Forum, formerly known as the Politicians Forum, takes place on Tuesday 15 May 2018, the first day of IMEX in Frankfurt, at the InterContinental Hotel. Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, said:
“The Forum has evolved over the past 15 years and...

ICC Wales progressing on track as it holds Christmas celebration event

ICC Wales told crowds at its Christmas soiree yesterday that its new build venue’s roof is in the process of being installed as plans progress as planned. Ian Edwards, chief executive of ICC Wales, showed aerial photos of the build during a presentation at ICC Wales Christmas party at Lancaster House, London. Scheduled to open in 2019, ICC Wales is located within the grounds of Celtic Manor ...

NSW joins AACB

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has announced the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has joined the national peak body for Australia’s convention bureaux. “We commend Destination NSW for developing the NSW Regional Conferencing Strategy and Action Plan and are pleased to welcome another part of regional Australia to the ranks of AACB,” said A...

Luke Pearl appointed new general manager operations

The Brisbane Showgrounds has appointed Luke Pearl as its new general manager, operations. Pearl brings with him almost 20 years of international and national experience in executive level management within the hospitality and event management industry. His most recent positions include general manager of Novotel and Ibis Sydney Olympic Park and Stamford Plaza Brisbane. He has also managed several ...

Maloney joins BCD Meetings & Events as VP

Carolyn Maloney has joined international event management agency BCD Meetings & Events as the new VP, progressive operations. She will report to Therese Kelleher, senior vice-president, enterprise solutions, and will be responsible for expanding Strategic Meetings Management (SMM) solutions. She will be based in Philadelphia. “We listen to our customers to ensure we are internally organised to...

Carlson Wagonlit Travel appoints David Falter as president of RoomIt

Global travel management company Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) has appointed David Falter as president of RoomIt, the company’s hotel distribution division, effective 18 December. Based in RoomIt’s Chicago office, he will report to Kurt Ekert, president & CEO of CWT. Scott Brennan, who led the launch phase of the business, will become chief growth officer of RoomIt. Falter is a six-time CEO an...