Travis Pham
Travis Pham will head the new 360 Destination Group office in New York.

Who’s News in Special Events for Aug. 30, 2018

Special events business news this week includes a new New York office for 360 Destination Group, and big new business for Arena Americas.

Big DMC group 360 Destination Group, headquartered in Irvine, Calif., will open an office in New York, servicing the New York metropolitan area. Travis Pham, CMP, will take the role of as director of sales for the new venture. 360 is included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs.”

Atlanta-based caterer Affairs to Remember has promoted Kristy Cook, CMP, to director of sales.

London-based event agency WRG has appointed Richard McAleavy to the role of client engagement director.

Crystal Carmichael has been named director of sales at the Bristol hotel in Bristol, Va.

Arena Americas, headquartered in Oak Creek, Wis., has been awarded a seven-year contract from the PGA of America to supply seating and bleachers for PGA championship events.

Nicole Phillips has joined the Foundry hotel in Asheville, N.C., as director of sales.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, Los Angeles-based Zynger Events will donate time and/or funds to one charity a month for the next 10 months, the company announced. Each charity will then be featured on the company’s blog and social media that month to bring further attention to the organization’s cause. “I’m proud that the events we produce have a purpose,” founder Ryan Zynger said. “For me, the joy comes not just from being in business for 10 years, but about a decade of making the world a better place, one event at a time.”

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