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Andrea Varnier of Filmmaster Events

Olympics ceremonies expert Andrea Varnier joins Filmmaster Events as CEO

Who’s News in Special Events for Feb. 23, 2017

Special events news this week includes the appointment of Olympics ceremonies expert Andrea Varnier to CEO at Filmmaster Events

Andrea Varnier has been named CEO of spectacle and events producer Filmmaster Events, with offices in Rome and Milan. He has extensive experience producing Olympics events, including in Turin, Beijing and Rio de Janeiro.

Italy-based Worldwide Shows Corp., a global leader in the international events, live entertainment and communications industry, has announced a partnership with HQ Creative, a UAE-based event production agency, forming HQWS.

Chicago-based event designer Diane Brisk is now working as an independent event planner, heading up the company DJB Group.

Byron Loper has been hired as regional sales manager for CORT Trade Show and Events’ Southeast region, operating out of the company’s Orlando, Fla., district office.

Rental and design firm Blueprint Studios, with showrooms in South San Francisco and Los Angeles, has opened a new showroom in Napa Valley wine country. The address: 955 Vintage Ave., St. Helena, CA 94574; 707/742-7777.

Dan Vargo has been named executive chef at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in South Walton, Fla.

Devon Liburd has been named food and beverage manager at Scrub Island Resort, Spa and Marina in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

The West Coast office of Rose Brand has moved: 11440 Sheldon St., Sun Valley, CA 91352.

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