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Brad Feichter has been named event manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

Who’s News in Special Events for Nov. 16, 2017

Special events business news this week includes a new events director at the Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, site of The Special Event 2018.

Brad Feichter has been named event manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, with responsibility for managing all aspects of the event planning process. The Special Event 2018 will take place at the center Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2018.

Big German event agency Vok Dams—included on the latest Special Events “50 Top Event Companies” list--has been appointed as lead agency for the central launch training of the latest Volkswagen SUV model--the new T-Roc.

NTP Events, based in Alexandria, Va., announces the promotion of Whitney Bell as vice president of marketing and the hire of David Cherry as director of operations and conferences.

Washington-based Global DMC Partners, included on the latest Special Events “25 Top DMCs,” announces that five DMCs have been selected to join the exclusive partnership to serve five destinations across three continents. New partnerships were forged with Colombian Journeys (Colombia), Delfino Tours (Venezuela), Event Masters (Belgium), Jamaica Tours Ltd. (Jamaica), and Scout Local (Atlanta).

Longtime event producer Stefanie Berry has launched Dream Vacations, offering high-end vacation planning.

The Memphis [Tenn.] Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the addition of Brandon Benson as director of national accounts, serving the Mid-Atlantic territory for the convention sales and services team.

Nashville, Tenn.-based WorldStage has named Steve Austin as senior accounts manager and Jason Mullaney as account director.

Libby Nations has been appointed as the director of sales and marketing at The St. Anthony hotel in San Antonio.

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