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Who's News for May 26, 2023

Special Events business news

On the Move

Crown Point Enterprises, Inc., the parent company for three individual event companies (All Occasions Party Rental, Marbella Event Furniture & Décor Rental, and Lendable Linens) is pleased to announce its new women-led leadership roles within its triad of sister-companies in the Pittsburgh, PA event industry market. Cindy Scott has moved into the role of Managing Director for Crown Point Enterprises, Inc. Beth Rieder has been appointed as the first General Manager in the company’s history. All Occasions Party Rental, the flagship brand of companies, has also announced a newly appointed Sales Manager, Kristin Summers

Hot off the Press

The doors opened on Halls 8 and 9 of Messe Frankfurt today for the 2023 edition of IMEX Frankfurt, the leading tradeshow for the global meetings and events industry. A brand refresh, timed to launch at the show, meant that visitors were greeted by a new look IMEX, featuring pastel colors derived from its legacy branding, set off by navy and white and introducing a new motif: a symbolic handshake.

In Memoriam

VOK DAMS founder Volkwart Dams passed away on May 19, a few days after his 85th birthday, after a short, serious illness. Dams founded the agency, now one of the leading event and live-marketing agencies worldwide, in Wuppertal, Germany in 1971. As one of the pioneers of the early days of the events industry, Volkwart Dams significantly shaped, influenced and inspired the profession itself and thus many generations of event managers, and is considered by many a legend in the events industry. 


Global brand activation group Pico has brought home three Eventex awards for their work: 

  • Best Omnichannel Event Campaign - HP REGEN at Coachella 
  • Best Esports or Gaming Experience - State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 
  • Gold Finalist: Biggest Leap of Faith Award - State Farm Gamerhood Challenge 

Eventex Awards is the biggest global event competition that aims to spotlight the best events, experiences, and suppliers in the industry worldwide. This platform was founded in 2009 to celebrate the event industry's creativity, innovation, and effectiveness. Today, the Eventex Awards counts on a stellar jury panel and fair evaluation process, which converts it into a true symbol of excellence.  

Also taking home some Eventex Awards is Europalco, the largest provider of solutions for events and shows in Southern Europe, with three awards including two silver under the category “Public events: Conferences, Meetings & Expos” and a bronze under the category “People’s Choice Suppliers.”

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