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New ISES Leadership Takes Office

Lena Malouf of Sydney, Australia, assumed office as the 2001-2002 president of ISES in June. She is only the second person from outside the United States to serve as president of the organization. Malouf explains that her major goal as president is to promote the association's growth by bringing in more event professionals from the international community. “We've had recent inquiries from India, Singapore and Trinidad about possible new chapters, and I believe there is great potential for ISES to expand,” she says.

Members of the executive committee who assumed new roles in June include president elect Lee J. Howard, vice president David Spear, and Robert Sivek, CSEP, immediate past president. Bob Blaesing joined the committee as secretary treasurer.

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A conference entitled Restaurant Futurists will return to the 2001 International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, to be held Nov. 10-13 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City and sponsored by the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, the Hotel Association of New York City and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. This year's conference will address many issues affecting today's culinary industry, including promotion techniques, food trends, women's issues and marketing. For information on IH/M&RS, contact GLM, 10 Bank St., White Plains, NY 10606-1954; 914/421-3296; www.ihmrs.com.

OF NOTE

The Society of Incentive & Travel Executives has released the 2001 Incentive Travel Fact Book. The SITE Factbook provides information on market data and incentive movements around the world. SITE, 21 W. 38th St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10018-5584; 212/575-0910; www.site-intl.org.

The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives will be holding its annual fundraiser in Pasadena, Calif., on September 4. The NACE fundraiser will benefit Special Event Industry Aid and Response for Care and Hope (SEARCH) as well as the NACE foundation. At the fundraiser, the chapter will present the first annual Los Angeles Event Industry (LAEI) Award. Contact Tracey Riddle, chapter secretary, NACE Los Angeles Chapter, 6520 Platt Ave., Suite 151, West Hills, CA 91307; 818/553-6340; www.lanace.net.

The Women's Foodservice Forum announced its 2001 chair and board members at the WFF Annual Leadership Conference held March 25-28 in Dallas. Patricia Miller Anton will serve as the new WFF chair. Bill Gisel, Niki Leondakis, Peggy Marshall-Mims and Laura MacPhail were newly elected to the WFF Board. WFF, 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; 312/245-1047; www.womensfoodserviceforum.com.

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