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Who’s News for July 28, 2023

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Nanolumens, world-class innovators of True Curve dvLED solutions, announced that Rob Lamb has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective July 10, 2023. Rob will be part of Nanolumens Executive Leadership Team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Ney Corsino. Rob will also lead the finance, accounting, international procurement, and information technology functions for the company. 


Brian Kramer, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa (Bonita Springs, FL), is named “General Manager of the Year” in the category of “Resort Property” by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). The winners of this distinguished program were recently recognized at the inaugural General Managers Summit at the annual The Hospitality Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information about Brian Kramer and the award, please visit: 2023 GM Award Winner

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More than 30 major meetings and events industry organizations from across the world are now financial contributors to Net Zero Carbon Events (NZCE), the industry’s global initiative to address climate change that was launched at Cop26 in Glasgow in 2021. Organizations ranging from convention bureau, venues and event service suppliers to event organizers and associations are contributing at one of four tiers: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Green. The European Major Exhibition Centers Association (EMECA) recently became the 30th organization to become a funding partner of the Net Zero Carbon Event initiative. To learn more about NZCE, read the Special Events deep dive

The 7th edition of International MICE and Wedding Forum - IMWF 2023, the most influential meeting of the MICE and Wedding industry, will take place between December 18-21, 2023, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, powered by Inventum Global and hosted by Rixos Premium Seagate Hotel. Since 2016, the most influential MICE, Wedding, Hotel, and Airline professionals from over 100 countries have come together at the International MICE and Wedding Forum to share, learn, and design the current state and new trends of the MICE and Wedding industries. As always, this year IMWF aims to design an unforgettable experience with its remarkable content and meetings that stand out and create an agenda for the entire industry. 

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Pixis, a leading drone show company, has teamed up with Stella & Chewy's, the renowned raw pet food brand, to revolutionize the way Los Angelenos celebrate special occasions with their beloved pets. The collaboration has led to “silent fireworks,” a groundbreaking drone show that offers a safe and beautiful alternative to traditional fireworks, thanks to the cutting-edge Drone Show Technologies from SPH Engineering. By introducing drone shows as a pet-friendly entertainment option, Pixis and Stella & Chewy's aim to address the discomfort caused by traditional fireworks, which often leads to pets getting lost and separated from their owners. The silent display featured "fireworks in the sky," all powered by 300 state-of-the-art drones, expertly controlled by Drone Show Technologies from SPH Engineering. 

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