Special Events

Special Events Business News for Nov. 23, 2011

The INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS SOCIETY yesterday announced plans for the celebration of its 25th anniversary. The organization was launched in 1987 at The Special Event in Dallas. The celebration will culminate at ISES Eventworld 2012, August 2-4, in Dallas at the Dallas Fairmont Hotel. The run-up will include articles from past presidents in the "ISES Pages" insert in Special Events, the creation of an ISES Museum, and a salute to past leaders at the ISES Annual Meeting on Aug. 3. Call 312/673-5714 …

The membership of the ASSOCIATION OF DESTINATION MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVES INTERNATIONAL announced yesterday that it has approved a change in its bylaws that changes the name and focus of the organization--ADME INTERNATIONAL. “As our membership has grown to represent destination management companies in Europe, U.K., Russia, South Africa, China and beyond, changing our name to ADME International more accurately reflects our expanded focus,” said SUSAN GRAY, DMCP, ADME International president. Call 937/586-3727 …

SEARCH FOUNDATION chair JOANN ROTH-OSEARY made Thanksgiving come early for her fellow board members. The board held a retreat in Los Angeles last week, planning the future for the premiere agency supporting industry professionals facing crisis. Roth, president of SOMEONE'S IN THE KITCHEN, treated the group to a dinner in her home; see it all here ...

St. Louis-based experiential marketing and event production agency CREATIVE PRODUCERS GROUP has expanded to Chicago with its addition of QUENTEN SCHUMACHER as senior producer. Call 314/615-6525 …

ALEX AFSARI has joined PULSE 220 of Southfield, Mich., in the newly created position of executive vice president of business development. Call 248/200-3900 …

ELLIOT JOEL STERN has launched THE CREATIVE CONCIERGE in New York, offering party planning, branding and marketing work, a gift service and household management. Call 917/608-8513 …

FRANCISCO GUERRA has returned as CEO to GLOBAL SPECIAL EFFECTS of Lexington, Ala. Call 256/229-5551 …

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