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Greg Kaul joins 360 Destination Group.

Who’s News in Special Events for May 3, 2018

Special events business news this week includes a new team member for 360 Destination Group.

Greg Kaul has been named to the global business development team at big Irvine, Calif.-based DMC 360 Destination Group, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs.”

Tiffani Velazquez has been named director of catering sales for the Mayfair Hotel in Los Angeles.

Juan Garcia has been named private events director at Mezzanine in San Francisco.

Big San Diego-based DMC AlliedPRA, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs,” has entered into a strategic partnership with ESA Latin America. ESA operates 11 offices across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay.

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront hotel in Jacksonville, Fla., has announced new team members. Megan Spears is the new event sales manager, Shannon Jones is associate director of events, Melanie Brickner is the new group sales manager, and Courtney Skinner takes the role of meeting connections sales manager.

Fabrizia Cannalonga has joined the LA Auto Show/AutoMobility LA team in Los Angeles as vice president of strategic marketing and communications.

Melissa Dale Brooks and Alyssa Hart have joined the sales team at Austin, Texas-based Loot Rentals.

Informa’s KNect365, the division that produces The Special Event and the Middle East Special Event and Exhibition Show, has partnered with BrightTalk, an online platform that provides videos and webinars, with the goal of extended Informa’s in-person events onto digital forums.

4Wall Entertainment, a provider of entertainment equipment rentals and sales across the U.S., has reached an agreement to acquire the assets of Boston-based stage and theatrical lighting services provider Advanced Lighting and Production Services. ALPS’ current location in Canton, Mass., will be rebranded as 4Wall Boston and will be a platform for the company’s growth on the East Coast. ALPS founder and president Steven Way will assume the title of general manager of 4Wall Boston; ALPS vice president of events Dan Clawson will remain onboard as the director of events for 4Wall Boston.

FormDecor, headquartered in Huntington Beach, Calif., has announced the Fritz Williams, founder and president, has acquired full ownership of the company with new partner Sebastian Russell

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