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Nairobi’s Kempinski Hotel welcomes new GM

Kees Heuveling
Villa Rosa Kempinski has announced the appointment of hospitality guru, Mr. Kees Heuveling, as the new General Manager, replacing Mr. Manish Nambiar who moved to the Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast Accra, Ghana.
Kees’s immediate former position was as a General manager of the luxurious Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square, Vilnius, Lithuania, for three years. The career hotelier has over 30-year experience working with some of the world’s finest hotel brands spanning in three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.


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Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau appoints Svetlana Yazovskikh as Executive Director Of Tourism

Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB) President & CEO Julie Coker Graham has announced the appointment of Svetlana Yazovskikh to the position of Executive Director of Tourism.
Svetlana has worked at the PHLCVB since 2008, most recently as the Senior International Tourism Manager where she oversaw sales and marketing activities for the PHLCVB’s key overseas visitor markets.


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The ICC and Vox expand events team

James Smith, Technical Events Manager
The International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham and sister venue the Vox Conference Centre has expanded its events team with the addition of James Smith as a Technical Events Manager.
James has joined the team with over ten years’ experience across a range of in-house and agency businesses, overseeing multiple projects across all phases of development. Prior to joining the NEC Group, James worked on events for up to 5000 delegates right through to delivering spectacular technical solutions for 40,000 spectators at Glastonbury.


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F3 strengthens Watford FC team with new appointments

Emelie Lundberg
F3, the joint venture between One Event Management and Legends of the US, has strengthened its meetings and events team at Watford FC with the appointment of Stuart Street as General Manager and Emelie Lundberg as Special Events Sales Co-ordinator.

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Angsana Laguna Phuket welcomes new Executive Chef Michael Kratz

Executive Chef Michael Kratz
Angsana Laguna Phuket has announced the arrival of Executive Chef Michael Kratz. Chef Michael brings over 30 years of knowledge and experience in the food and hospitality industry to the resort. With his passion for classical French, and modern Western cuisine as well as a profound love of Thai cooking, Chef Michael will enhance the menu offerings for all four restaurants in Angsana Laguna Phuket and develop new signature food & wine pairings.

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BMA House introduces new Events and Hospitality Team for 2017

BMA House new Events and Hospitality Team for 2017
BMA House, a central London venue, is starting 2017 by welcoming five new people to their events and hospitality team.
Rebecca Hurley, Events Marketing Manager at BMA House comments: “We had an excellent year in 2016 with our sales increasing by 16% from 2015. Our new team, with its collective wealth of experience, will enable us to grow and improve BMA House as a venue and the service that we offer.”


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Debbie Crosswell joins BCD M&E and Zibrant LIVE! business development team

Debbie Crosswell

New Business Development Director signifies robust period of growth

Debbie Crosswell has joined BCD M&E and Zibrant LIVE! as Business Development Director. The appointment marks the on-going positive outlook after the acquisition of Zibrant by BCD Meetings & Events.  
Debbie joins from Grass Roots Meetings & Events and has a strong background in business development having spent her formative career with Ci Events and W&O.


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