Special Events

Special Events Business News for Nov. 30, 2011

Restaurateur MARC DesROISERS has announced the launch of BIG DELICIOUS CATERING with offices in Denver and Vail, Colo., a full-service catering company featuring cuisine prepared by executive chef HUNTER SMITH. The company offers event planning services including event styling, floral design, transportation and a variety of other event needs. Call 970/306-1507 …

MARIANNE DANIELSON has joined the ISLAND HOTEL in Newport Beach, Calif., as senior private events manager, working with executive chef BILL BRACKEN to oversee the hotel’s recently launched off-site private events division as well as to manage on-site functions. Call 888/321-4752 …

Ireland-based OVATION GLOBAL DMC has announced offices at three new locations in Latin America, providing destination management services in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Guatemala. Effective Dec. 1, Ovation services will be provided by the following strategic partner companies: Costa Rica, TRAVEL EXCELLENCE/TE INCENTIVES; Ecuador, SURTREK; and Guatemala, KAKAW and SAPPHIRE. Ovation has also confirmed a new strategic partner in Malta, EC MEETINGS. Call 353 1 2802641 …

Orlando, Fla.-based T. SKORMAN PRODUCTIONS’ conventions and special events department has announced two additions to its sales team, EMILY MILO and GABRIELLE MOURINO. Both are coming on as account executives, providing talent for corporate and social events. Call 407/895-3000 …

GLENN NOVACK has joined Van Nuys, Calif.-based TOWN & COUNTRY EVENT RENTALS as event director for the Santa Barbara, Calif., region. Call 805/705-4073 …

Asian MICE player PACIFIC WORLD is expanding into a global business and will debut as a worldwide brand at EIBTM in Barcelona. Already covering eight countries in Asia-Pacific, Pacific World will now incorporate under one brand and a single management team the operations of Ultramar (Spain), TravelScotWorld, (Scotland, U.K.), TUI Hellas Corporate Services (Greece), Miltours (Portugal), and ICE and Mintcentives (India). The addition of these European and Indian businesses under the umbrella of the redesigned brand will expand the presence of Pacific World to 13 countries and more than 30 destinations. Call 44 20 7096 3953 …

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