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New President & CEO appointed at Metro Toronto Convention Centre Americas

The Board of Directors of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre Corporation (MTCC) has announced the appointment of General Manager Lorenz Hassenstein to the position of President & CEO. The move is part of succession planning as incumbent Barry Smith steps down on 1 February, 2019. Hassenstein joined as GM a year ago, and has more than 23 years of experience in general management, trade/consumer event management and...

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Los Angeles Convention Center hires Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Finance Americas

The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, has announced the appointment of Shaun Davis, CVP (pictured left) as the new Vice President of Operations and Ben Zarhoud, CPA (right) as the new Vice President of Finance. Shaun joins the LACC from Salt Lake City, Utah with over 20 years of operations management experience. He...

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James Rees elected new ICCA President World

ExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November. He was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became Vice-President in 2017. In a powerful speech to delegates, Rees said: “I will use ICCA’s strengths to drive innovation and creativity.” Rees succeeds Nina...

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dmg::events appoints Chris Kilbee as Senior Vice President World

International organiser dmg::events has announced the appointment of Chris Kilbee as senior vice president, to lead its growing global construction portfolio. For the last five years, Kilbee has been based in Amsterdam with UBM where, as group director, he has led the growth and development of the company’s global pharmaceutical portfolio. As part of this role, his responsibilities included the P&L performance of a global...

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Aztec Event Services expands into Barcelona following growth Europe

Aztec Event Services has launched an operational base in Barcelona, following a period of strong growth to their client portfolio throughout the EU. Aztec’s audio-visual, technical and production services are increasingly being demanded for corporate events and exhibitions overseas. Alongside the 700+ corporate events supported annually in the UK, Aztec’s growth in mainland Europe is such that the company has now opened a warehouse and...

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EMECA forecasts revenue growth and appoints RAI’s Van der Sluis as President elect Europe

Maurits van der Sluis, COO of RAI Amsterdam, has been elected President of the European Major Exhibition Centres association (EMECA) 2019-2020. He was elected at EMECA’s 2018 General Assembly, held in Fira Barcelona. The association forecasted revenue growth for nearly all members at its General Assembly, with many expecting record results this year. Current EMECA President Claude Membrez (CEO Palexpo Geneva) said revenue growth was...

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Cape Town ICC appoints new chief financial officer Africa

The Cape Town International Convention Centre has announced the appointment of Wayne De Wet as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). De Wet is responsible for, amongst other duties, developing and implementing the CTICC’s financial strategies, strategic leadership of finance and supply chain management, as well as growth and resource management within the finance department. Julie-May Ellingson, CEO of the CTICC, said: “We are very...

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IBTM announces new exhibition director for IBTM World World

IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced that it has appointed David Thompson as exhibition director for IBTM World. Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events. He brings with him an international perspective having organised exhibitions and conferences across Europe, the Middle...

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Mash Media welcomes Graeme Barnett in new Confex consultancy role Europe

In line with ongoing overall investment in the International Confex proposition and the growth of the sales, marketing and operations teams, Mash Media is delighted to welcome Graeme Barnett to the Confex team in a consultant advisory role. As Senior Exhibition Director for Reed Travel Exhibitions on the IBTM portfolio for 12 years, Graeme has impressive knowledge of the global MICE industry and the key players within it,...

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Reed Exhibitions appoints new US president Americas

Herve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US. Debbie Evans, currently the President of RX South East Asia and Australia, is moving to the US to take on the role of President, RX US. Debbie currently runs an RX business spanning 5 countries and over 50 events. Prior to this, she held the...

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