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MCH Venues appoints new head of business development and innovation in Basel and Zurich

Switzerland-based exhibitions organiser, MCH Group has appointed Christian Ortlepp, trade and congress specialist, as head of business development and innovation at MCH Venues in Basel and Zurich. Ortlepp has been responsible for developing new business models, partnerships and offerings at MCH Venues since 1 September 2021 and is additionally in charge of the systematic planning, management and m...

CWT announces appointment of new CFO

Business travel management agency CWT has announced the appointment of Bill Courtney (pictured) as executive vice-president and CFO. Acting CFO, Courtney Mattson, will return to her former role as global treasurer and deputy CFO. Both appointments are effective, 1 September 2021. Michelle McKinney Frymire, CWT’s CEO, said “It is with tremendous delight that we welcome Bill to the CWT team as we lo...

Hopin announces appointment of Wei Gao as first COO

Hopin, an events management platform, has announced, 26 August, that Wei Gao has been appointed as the company’s first COO. Previously, Wei Gao was worldwide vice-president of product, technology and supply chain for Amazon Grocery and technical advisor to Jeff Bezos. At Hopin, Wei Gao will lead operations and oversee the rapid growth and innovation of Hopin’s shared experiences platform. With the...

INVNT appoints new director of business development

Agency INVNT has appointed Peter Clarke as director of business development. Clarke joins from Smyle Creative, where he held the role of client relationships manager for six years, and prior to that, was the head of business development and marketing at Pumphouse Productions. Throughout his 30-year career Clarke has worked with clients including, EE, Diageo, Thomas Cook TUI, and Rolls Royce. Claud...

Canberra Convention Bureau announces two new appointments

Canberra Convention Bureau has announced two new appointments. Kimberley Wood takes over as head of sales and Kimberley Roberts-Salee as head of marketing, in a restructure the bureau says is aimed at “streamlining operations”. Wood’s career spans multiple sales roles at Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. She leaves her current role at Canberra Convention Bureau as director of international ...

CWT appoints new CEO

CWT, the B2B travel management platform, has announced the appointment of Michelle McKinney Frymire as its Chief Executive Officer. The appointment takes effect from 1 May, when incumbent Kurt Ekert will be stepping down. Frymire joined CWT in 2019 and was appointed president of strategy & transformation, as well as chief financial officer, in October 2020. She has over 20 years’ travel indust...

Delegate Connect announces two new hires as forecast improves for Australia

Delegate Connect, an event technology company based in Melbourne, Australia, has announced two new hires. Bernadette Panton joins from AIME organiser Talk2Media, where she was the show’s hosted buyer manager. In her new role Panton will lead industry engagement in the Asia Pacific region for Delegate Connect. James Morritt also joins from EventsCase, where he was previously business development ma...