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Special Events Business News for Oct. 12, 2011

Multinational DMC network OVATION, headquartered in Dublin, will announce 10 new locations at IMEX this week: Bulgaria , LIDIA TOURS; Iceland, ICELAND CONGRESS; Israel, ESHET INCENTIVES & CONFERENCES; Japan, THE J TEAM CO LTD; Lebanon, INFOMED; Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG AND MORE; Namibia, TERRA NOVA TOURS; Slovakia, ENJOY SLOVAKIA DMC; and Sri Lanka, GOLDEN ISLES TRAVEL LTD. In Canada, destination services will be provided by a wholly owned, full service operation lead by EMILY EDWARDS, CMP. Call +353 1 2802641 …

LISA MARKS has been promoted to event producer at E=MC2 EVENT MANAGEMENT, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Call 403/770-1383 …

Chef RAY GARCIA, founder of FIG RESTAURANT in Santa Monica, Calif., has launched FIG CATERING. Call 310/899-8595 …

HADLER DMC of Denmark has joined big DMC network HOSTS GLOBAL ALLIANCE, headquartered in Las Vegas. Call 702/798-1975 …

Las Vegas-based CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORP. yesterday announced a country-wide reorganization of its meetings businesses into a single department under one leadership team. The new structure impacts 38 Caesars Entertainment properties across the U.S. and will extend benefits originally introduced under the Las Vegas Meetings by Caesars Entertainment brand. Call 855/MEET-CET (633-8238) …

LARRY DiPASQUALE, owner of Centennial, Colo.-based EPICUREAN CULINARY GROUP--one of companies listed on the Special Events "25 Great, Big Caterers" list--has been appointed by Colorado governor John Hickenlooper to serve on the Colorado Tourism Office board of directors to represent the food, beverage and restaurant industry. Call 303/770-0877 …

Planners who submit an RFP to L.A. INC. by Nov. 30 will be entered for a chance to win one of five $1,000 American Express gift cards …

ERIN BREW has joined the FAIRMONT CHICAGO MILLENNIUM PARK as executive pastry chef. Call 312/565-8000 …

DENNIS BOYLE has been named executive vice president and LEO FITZPATRICK senior creative director at Chicago experiential marketing agency UNDER THE RADAR. Call 312/768-4990 …

CORT TRADE SHOW AND EVENT FURNISHINGS is opening a new distribution center in Tempe, Ariz. Call 702/210-6471 ...

Malibu, Calif.-based caterer JENNIFER NAYLOR will appear on cable channel "E!" for her work on celebrity bride Kim Kardashian's wedding shower. Call 310/753-7619 …

DMC ROCKY MOUNTAIN CONNECTIONS has named CHRISTOPHER CUNNINGHAM as director of sales and MICHELLE CUNNINGHAM director of operations for its Park City/Salt Lake City division. Call 435/615-7228 …

Westborough, Mass.-based UNITED SITE SERVICES, the largest provider of portable restrooms, temporary fence and other site services in the U.S., yesterday announced the acquisition of Chicago-based BLACK TIE EVENT SERVICES. USS will now be able to serve all markets in the U.S. by leveraging its more than 50 branch locations and the Black Tie network of service partners, according to a company statement. Call 508/594-2550 …

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