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Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk appointed to Global Association Hubs

Ex-ICCA CEO Martin Sirk (pictured second from left) has been appointed as the new International Advisor to Global Association Hubs, an organisation which aims to develop associations around the world. The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) announced the sudden departure of long-serving CEO Sirk last July, saying it would be “working with new leadership to drive the associatio...

Emerald Expositions appoints new president and CEO

Emerald Expositions has appointed Sally Shankland as president and CEO of the company. She takes over from interim president and CEO Phil Evans, who stepped in to fill the role of departed long-time leader David Loechner. Shankland has previously served as CEO of UBM Americas, where she oversaw the $972m acquisition of Advanstar, and merged six divisions across North/South America into one unified...

New IMRA Board moves announced

The Incentive Manufacturers Representatives Alliance (IMRA), a Strategic Industry Group (SIG) within the Incentive Marketing Association (IMA), has elected new officers for 2019-2020 and Jeffrey Brenner (pictured), Director, special markets, Seiko Watch of America LLC, will be the 2019-2020 IMRA Board President. Brenner has been active in IMRA and the IMA for over 20 years. As IMA membership Co-ch...

New GM for PRA in Las Vegas

Business event management agency, PRA has announced leading hospitality veteran, Erika Welling, as General Manager of its Las Vegas team. Shari Millman, Senior Vice-President, Business Operations, said Welling would be responsible for local strategic direction and developing new business opportunities, as well as increasing revenue streams in the Las Vegas meetings and conventions market. Welling ...

Zorgniotti steps down at Grimaldi Forum

After 16 years spent at the head of the Direction of Communication, Hervé Zorgniotti (pictured left) has announced his departure from the Grimaldi Forum Monaco, effective 3 May. He moves to a new role within the Direction of Communication of the Monegasque Government. “If the brand Grimaldi Forum has become fully appreciated almost 20 years after its creation, it is above all thanks to the work of...

Peter Savoff appointed as new GM at Darwin Convention Centre

Peter Savoff has been appointed the new General Manager of the Darwin Convention Centre in Australia. Savoff will fill the role following the recent promotion of previous GM Janet Hamilton to manage the Cairns Convention Centre. Announcing Mr. Savoff’s commencement today, Geoff Donaghy, AEG Ogden’s Group Director for Convention Centres, said his proven record in a number of areas within the hotel ...

RoomIt by CWTÒ appoints new VP of Finance and CFO

RoomIt by CWTÒ, the hotel distribution division of travel platform CWT has appointed James Colquhoun (pictured) VP of Finance and CFO. “James’ leadership and experience will help us in our journey towards being the global leader in hotels for business travellers,” said David Falter, President of RoomIt by CWTÒ. “We are delighted to welcome him to the RoomIt team.” Colquhoun, hails from the UK and ...

Association of Australian Convention Bureaux appoints new President

The Association of Australian Convention Bureaux (AACB) has announced the appointment of Michael Matthews (pictured left), CEO of the Canberra Convention Bureau, as its new President. Matthews said: “I thank the Board for their support and plan to continue the great work that has already been achieved, noting a united vision for the future. “AACB and the network that it represents has a powerful v...

Oliver Hone joins euromic

Global destination marketing association euromic has appointed ex-IMEX Group marketing chief Oliver Hone as its new Assistant Director. Hone spent eight years on the management board at IMEX Group before taking a sabbatical break in December 2017. “Oliver is a consummate professional who has a vast knowledge of the landscape we operate in, I’m really looking forward to working with him and I have ...

American Express GBT appoints new Director of Global Hotel Strategy

American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) has appointed Margaret Bowler as Director, Global Hotel Strategy. In this newly created London-based role, Bowler will report to Wes Bergstrom, Vice-President, Hotel Strategy. Bowler has extensive experience in leadership roles in the hotel and travel management sectors, including more than 18 years at HRG, where she served as Global Director of Hotel ...

Alison Griffin appointed MD of UK’s Telford International Centre

Telford International Centre, has announced the appointment of Alison Griffin to the role of managing director. The appointment is a promotion for Griffin from sales & marketing director at Telford International Centre. The managing director position is a newly created leadership role with the aim to continue to drive the venue’s success to date. Tom Gray, chief executive officer for Southwate...

Air Partner appoints new Chair

Global aviation services group Air Partner has announced Ed Warner (pictured), OBE, as Non-Executive Chair of the company with effect from 1 April 2019. He will also chair the Nomination Committee and join the Remuneration Committee. Warner is currently Chair of Grant Thornton UK LLP, Blackrock Commodities Income Investment Trust PLC and derivatives exchange LMAX Ltd, as well as a Director of a su...