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Special Events Business News for July 20, 2011

ISES now offers a mobile app in iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Android and BlackBerry versions for attendees at Eventworld 2011, which runs Aug. 3-6 in St. Louis. Call 312/321-6853 …

TBA GLOBAL, headquartered in New York, has added several new executives to its experiential digital team. GI-GI DOWNS will serve as vice president, digital creative: social and community; SHAWN BUSTEED takes the post of vice president, programming and technology; and TY BRASWELL will serve as lead digital strategist, mobile and apps. Call 646/445-7000 …

Los Angeles-based L.A. PARTY DESIGNS has added three new employees to its team. JENNIFER LUKICH BECKER will take the post of event producer; GABRIEL CRUZ will handle marketing and event production; and RYANN HASTINGS will serve as public relations coordinator. Call 310/410-2650 …

ZAMBELLI FIREWORKS, headquartered in Pittsburgh, has been invited to participate in the L'INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUEBEC, the major international fireworks competition. Call 800/245-0397 …

MARC SILVERSTONE has announced the opening of his new event company, EQUILIBRIUM EVENTS, with offices in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and New York. Call 888/440-6687 …

TERRI BISHOP and CLAUDIA BEHRING have joined the HILTON AMERICAS-HOUSTON as senior catering managers. Call 713/739-8000 …

MICHAELLE BUSKEY has been named event sales manager for special venues at PARKHURST DINING SERVICES, based in Pittsburgh. Call 610/282-0916 …

New Orleans-based SOLOMON GROUP has acquired EXPRESS PRODUCTIONS. Call 504/252-4500 …

The CALIFORNIA AVOCADO COMMISSION is offering a $2,500 prize for the best recipes in various dayparts using fresh California avocados; read more here

MARK JOHNSON has been named executive director for new business development for trade shows in the Las Vegas office of HARGROVE. Call 301/306-4755 …

DONNA DOUGLAS has joined INVISION COMMUNICATIONS of Walnut Creek, Calif., as business development manager. Call 925/280-7816 …

FILIUS LAURENT has been named director of food and beverage at the HYATT REGENCY BONAVENTURE CONFERENCE CENTER AND SPA in Weston, Fla. Call 954/616-1234 …

As of July 11, ROOM SERVICE, AN AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS CO. will change the name of all its operations to AFR EVENT FURNISHINGS, reflecting the company's acquisition by AFR last year. Call 305/757-7500 …

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