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Who's News in Special Events for March 25, 2021

Special events business news.

Upcoming events

Creative conversations that look to provide engaging feedback for our industry and create meaningful dialogue, coupled with best practices, are being introduced including: CORT Event Conversations #CEC, Events 2.0The VendryBusiness of Events and more.

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People on the move 

Katalin Ujbanyai has been appointed Country Manager of the new Liberty Hungary DMC office.

Celebrated hotel brand and management company Dream Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Chef Marc Marrone as Culinary Consultant at the highly anticipated Dream Hotel & Residences in Doha, Qatar opening early 2022.

Association Updates

The Exhibitions and Conferences Alliance (ECA), a newly formed advocacy group dedicated to the recovery and advancement of the face-to-face business events industry, is pleased to announce that executives from three of the leading organizations in the business events industry will hold leadership positions on ECA’s Board of Directors. Hervé Sedky, CEO of EmeraldX, will serve as the Chair of the Board, while Megan Tanel, CEM, SVP of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers will serve as the Vice Chair and Bob Priest-Heck, CEO of Freeman as the Secretary/Treasurer. 

The Wedding International Professionals Association (WIPA) and the Timothy S.Y. Lam Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives in the events industry. The Foundation has committed to an educational grant, which will be used to offer virtual diversity + inclusion education to WIPA members across the US and internationally.

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the world’s largest meeting and events industry association, is pleased to announce its first keynote for their upcoming World Education Congress (WEC) Vegas. On Thursday, June 17, the Closing General Session keynote speaker Lital Marom, a thought leader of agile business processes and digital transformation, will take the stage.

Venue news

Remodels, reopenings and openings continue nationally for hotels and venues, including one of Milwaukee’s largest event spaces, Greenhouse No. 7 by Zilli Hospitality Group;  The Ven at Embassy Row, a Tribute Portfolio hotel, has just opened in D.C.'s vibrant Dupont Circle; Hotel Florence, located in the quaint Southern town of Florence, SC, just finished a renovation and conversion into a Tapestry Collection by Hilton property

Products on the Market

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