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DURBAN ICC APPOINTS ELIA-BEISSEL AS NEW OPS DIRECTOR posted on: 27/6/2012 08:56:27
AFRICA - The Durban International Convention Centre has appointed Nicolette Elia-Beissel to the role of Operations Director.
She had been Acting Ops Director for the past eight months and Julie-May Ellingson, Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are extremely pleased that Nicolette has accepted the position. She will be an asset to the business as we continue to improve operational excellence and build on our successes. This is an important year for the Durban ICC as we celebrate 15 years of operations and we look forward to many years of continued growth and success.”
Elia-Beissel joined the Durban ICC in September 2008 as Exhibition Manager and previously worked for Thebe Exhibitions and Events.
She has been responsible for project managing the annual Tourism Indaba and the COP17/CMP7 Climate Change conference, one of the three largest conferences held in the world, in November-December 2011.
Elia-Beissel is a member of a number of professional bodies including UFI (The Global Association for the Exhibition Industry), Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) and the South African Association for the Conference Industry (SAACI).
“The centre has an outstanding 15 year track record and I am looking forward to continuing to build on these strong foundations and offering superior solutions and services to our customers,” said Elia-Beissel.
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