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Fond farewell: Changing of the guard in Vienna Europe

Christian Mutschlechner, the long-serving head of the Vienna Tourist Board’s Vienna Convention Bureau, received a special send-off at Palais Wertheim, at an event, 1 February, that also introduced his successor, Christian Woronka. Woronka, who was part of the team that founded the Cologne Convention Bureau (CCB), has managed the CCB since 2012. Doyen of the CVB world leaders, Mutschlechner started his career in 1977 as...

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Larkin promoted to President of Diversified’s US Division Americas

Diversified Communications’ President & CEO Theodore Wirth has announced the promotion of Mary Larkin to President of Diversified Communications’ US operating division. The division, located in Portland Maine, employs over 200 people who produce 24 conferences and exhibitions annually, over 10 online publications and B2B platforms, and two monthly trade magazines. “In 2014, we took the unusual step and established a three-person EVP team. Bill...

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SACEOS announces Aloysius Arlando as its 9th President Asia

The Singapore Association of Convention and Exhibition Organisers and Suppliers (SACEOS) has announced that Aloysius Arlando has succeeded Janet Tan-Collis as President. Since 2010, Mr Arlando has been the Chief Executive Officer of SingEx Holdings, a subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, with business interests in the management of the award-winning Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre. The industry veteran previously helmed various leadership positions in Singapore’s public sector...

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Events Industry Council searches for new CEO World

The CEO of the Events Industry Council (EIC), Karen Kotowski, has resigned her post, the association has announced. She has led the 30-plus member EIC for 10 years. Chair of the EIC’s Board of Directors Tina Wehmeir, said a search for a new CEO has begun. “We plan to identify a new CEO who brings a global perspective and background to help in further broadening...

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Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill to sales director Europe

The UK’s Eventist Group has announced the appointment of Fiona Churchill to sales director. Churchill joins the team following Eventist’s recent acquisition of award-winning event caterer Zafferano and a wealth of large-scale events on the horizon for 2019, including Glastonbury Festival and Paris Air Show. Churchill will be responsible for the delivery of revenue targets and new business leads across all five of Eventist’s tributary brands. She has...

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UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre announces new director Europe

The UK’s Harrogate Convention Centre has revealed exclusively to EW‘s sister title CN that Paula Lorimer will take over as the company’s new director in early 2019. Lorimer brings more than two decades of high-level event industry experience to the Harrogate job, including the role of deputy CEO at Manchester Central and Sales Director for International Confex, one of Europe’s biggest event industry expos. Lorimer commented:...

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New Year, new look and new strategy for JMIC World

The Joint Meetings Industry Council (JMIC) has set a new course for the New Year, including a new Charter, revised constitution and streamlined Strategic Plan. The new approach was agreed at JMIC’s final meeting of 2018, where members reached a consensus on a number of key structural changes intended to guide the ongoing development of the industry representation body. The new Charter sets out the...

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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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