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Based in Southbank, Australia, the MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU has hired TIM SULLIVAN as director of government and strategic partnerships. Call +613 9693 3317;

JOHN HINEY is the new managing director of the United Kingdom for Minneapolis-based CARLSON MARKETING. Call 763/212-3215;

STEVE SCHELL has been promoted to vice president of sales and services for the SAN DIEGO CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU, based in San Diego. JOANN BEDROSIAN RYAN is based in Chicago as the new senior director of sales in the central region. Call 619/232-3101;

The WESTIN NEW YORK AT TIMES SQUARE in New York has hired FRANK TUJAGUE as executive chef. ROBERT DEMARIA joins the team as director of catering. Call 888/627-7149;

Eagan, Minn.-based SHOWCORE has hired MICHELE ALDAPE as director of business development. Call 651/994-1500;

New York-based MILLENNIUM HOTELS AND RESORTS has hired JEFFREY GUILLORY as director of sales and marketing for the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles. PATRICK TIGHE is the new director of sales and marketing for the Millennium Hotel Durham in Durham, N.C. Call 866/866-8086;

HELEN FONG has joined Miami-based TOUCH CATERING as the new wedding planner. Call 305/758-7191;

Headquartered in Dallas, EXHIBITGROUP/GILTSPUR has hired FRANK LAUDO as vice president, chief creative officer; KEN REVENAUGH is the new director of sales operations; and STEVE TAYLOR is new senior vice president, information technology and customer-relationship management. Call 630/307-2400;

PHILLIP EDGAR is the new director of business development for San Mateo, Calif.-based CARLSTROM PRODUCTIONS. Call 866/984-8766;

Do you have a job change to announce? Send information about new hires or promotions in the event industry to staff writer Alexandra Gudmundsson by clicking here.

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