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Michael Dalton takes on a new role at LEO Events.

Who’s News in Special Events for April 9, 2020

Special events business news this week includes a new senior vice president of strategy at LEO Events.

Memphis, Tenn.-based LEO Events, included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies,” has announced that Michael Dalton has joined the agency to oversee its newly formed strategy division as senior vice president of strategy.

London-based Tenten Events, which supplies event staff for temporary structure installation, festivals and other events, has opened a U.S. office. Based in Las Vegas, the office will be led by Nick van Breda.

Miami-based Creative State Marketing and Corso Agency have joined forces to form Corso Marketing Group, a strategic marketing agency offering creative, field marketing and production capabilities.

Alexandria, Va.-based NTP Events has contracted with the National Catholic Educational Association to facilitate exhibit and sponsor sales, exhibitor marketing, and operations for the association’s annual Convention and Expo through 2023.

Big DMC group Hosts Global, based in Las Vegas, has launched a new redesigned website: The site offers MICE planners a wide range of group program ideas and resources to explore during current COVID-19 restrictions. “Travel is on hold, our passion is not,” said Hosts Global CEO Jennifer Patino, DMCP. Hosts Global is included on the latest Special Events "25 Top DMCs."

A lightning poll among membership of the Global Business Travel Association from April 1-4 who said that their company had canceled or suspended business travel due to the coronavirus reveals that 32 percent expect travel to resume within two months; 19 percent within three months; 2 percent within six months; 1 percent within eight months; and 0 percent within 12 months. Some 28 percent expect travel to resume after more than 12 months, while 16 percent remain unsure.

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