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Greek PCO association appoints president at annual conference

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organisers and Destination Events Specialists (HAPCO & DES) has appointed Sissi Lignou (pictured) as the president of its Board of Directors (BoD). The announcement was made at the recent 11th Panhellenic Conference of HAPCO & DES, entitled Reconnect to Accelerate, held at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens, Greece. The General Assembly of ...

ACC Liverpool Group appoints Kate Nicholls as new chair of Board

The ACC Liverpool Group, UK has appointed Kate Nicholls OBE (pictured) – the CEO of UKHospitality – as the new chair of its Board. The organisation confirmed that she will take over from its previous chair Max Steinberg CBE, who has reached the end of his three-year fixed-term contract. Nicholls is head of UKHospitality, which represents over 740 companies operating around 100,000 venues across ho...

Ivo Ferriani elected SportAccord president

SportAccord, an international event for sports federations and organisations, has confirmed Ivo Ferriani as its newly elected president. Ferriani succeeds Dr. Raffaele Chiulli as president of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) following the conclusion of the latter’s term. Ferriani has served as the president of the International Bobsleigh and Skelet...

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...