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Industry News for July 5, 2024

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Nestled in the heart of the Caribbean on a private beach in Montego Bay, Jamaica, Round Hill Hotel & Villas announced an unparalleled opportunity for groups seeking the ultimate in privacy and luxury. With a 70-year legacy of hosting celebrities, dignitaries and heads of state, as well as high-profile weddings, galas and social events, the iconic resort is now offering exclusive buyouts of the entire 110-acre property. This truly bespoke and intimate experience is the ideal fit for weddings, social events, C-suite meetings and high-end incentive programs. 

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VOK DAMS Beijing announced the appointment of Benoît C. Thebaut as the new General Manager. Benoît's addition is set to bolster the team with his extensive expertise and leadership. Benoît brings with him nearly two decades of extensive experience in the event industry in Asia. In his previous role, he served as the Regional Director of Events & Experiences at Tatler Asia, one of the leading luxury lifestyle media brands in Asia. Prior to that, Benoît held key positions, including Co-founder and Director at Stelliers - The Leading Hoteliers Awards Platform in Asia and the event agency Riviera. 

The STAR Group today announced the retirement of David DuBois, President of Exhibitor Group, effective July 1, 2024. After a remarkable career noted by transformative leadership and unwavering commitment to excellence, DuBois is stepping down to embark on a well-deserved retirement. David DuBois joined STAR Group as President of Exhibitor Group in 2023, bringing with him a wealth of experience and a visionary approach that has significantly shaped the organization's trajectory. During his tenure, DuBois spearheaded many initiatives that impacted the industry and the business.

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