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Robbie Jones to head up Connections commercial team

Connections, a private networking community for decision-makers in high-end travel, has announced that Robbie Jones, a former Salesperson of the Year for Reed Exhibitions, is taking up the new role of head of the company’s commercial team.

Comexposium appoints new chief financial officer

Comexposium, the global events organiser, has announced the appointment of Pascale Besse as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) succeeding Severine Bersauter-Bastit.

Former Grass Roots MD launches new agency

Des Mclaughlin, founder of HBI and former MD of Grass Roots Meetings & Events (now BCD M&E) has announced the launch of Meet, a venue sourcing and events agency based in Holland Park, London.

New CEO appointed at Perth Convention Bureau

Perth Convention Bureau (PCB) has announced the appointment of new CEO Gareth Martin. Martin has worked with the PCB and its membership for 12 years, most recently as Acting CEO following the departure of former CEO Paul Beeson in February. His appointment follows an international recruitment search. PCB Chairman Kevin Skipworth said the Board welcomed the appointment and were excited about workin...

New CEO to lead Ras Al Khaimah Tourism to next phase in UAE

Hospitality veteran Raki Phillips is to lead the next phase of Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism development, as CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

ILEA announces new regional vice president

Jane Hague, head of business development, conferences and events, at ExCeL London has been selected as the new regional vice president EMEA for the International Live Events Association (ILEA). This role sees Hague return to a leadership role within the association, following her tenure as president of the UK Chapter in 2012. The role of RVP EMEA oversees a number of international chapters includi...

Messe Frankfurt acquires stake in nmedia GmbH

Messe Frankfurt has acquired a stake in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) company nmedia GmbH. The acquisition is part of a plan to set up its “nextrade” digital B2B marketplace, which will provide standardised ordering and data services for both suppliers and retailers. Philipp Ferger (pictured) has also been appointed second managing director of nmedia GmbH effective 1 June 2019, and will share ...

IBTM appoints new Portfolio Head of Sales

IBTM, part of exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced Ann Marie Bush as its Portfolio Head of Sales.

RoomIt by CWT appoints Senior VP of Global Supply

RoomIt by CWT™, the global hotel distribution division of travel management platform CWT, has appointed Shannon Hyland as Senior Vice-President of Global Supply. “We are very excited to have Shannon join the RoomIt team as he has invaluable experience helping companies in finance, strategy and operations, specifically relating to operating performance, increasing profitability and driving business...

CWT appoints new VP EMEA for Demand Marketing

Travel management company CWT has appointed Deanna Seiffert as VP EMEA Demand Marketing. “Deanna’s expertise will allow us to deliver meaningful content to the EMEA markets and expand our brand’s reach,” said Simon Nowroz, CWT’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Her customer-centric approach and her knack for solving problems will be tremendous assets for the team. I am thrilled to have her on board.” Sei...

Meetings and Events Australia expands Board of Directors

Industry association Meetings and Events Australia has beefed up its Board of Directors with three new appointments. The new appointments followed a gap and skills analysis of the existing Board and a review of 10 applications. The new Directors were appointed effective 27 May 2019. They are: Beverley Williamson (pictured), Melbourne Convention Bureau Suzana Bishop, Federation Square Paula Nolan, ...

Agency Imagination appoints new creative director

Global experience agency Imagination has announced the appointment of Stephen Van Elst to the role of global innovation director for its relationship with Ford Motor Company, and creative director in Imagination’s Immersive Studio. Immersive Studio is Imagination’s virtual/mixed/augmented reality branch, utilising technology to create engaging brand experiences. Van Elst returns to Imaginati...

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