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ITCM interviews

LeRoy’s 20 years with Maritim

LeRoy Sheppard
UK-based Director of Sales talks to Sydney Paulden
‘Since its foundation in 1969, Maritim has played a key role in the development of Germany’s hospitality industry. With 33 properties in all the most strategic locations in Germany, it is the country’s largest owner-managed hotel group, but it must not be overlooked that Maritim is a brand that is becoming more and more significant internationally. Our portfolio of top-class properties now encompasses Mauritius, Egypt, Spain, Turkey, Malta and China. Within Europe we have iconic properties in Poland and The Netherlands and another is scheduled to open shortly in Bulgaria.’

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Location is the keyword for Warwick Hotels & Resorts

Francis Bertrand
Francis talks to Sydney Paulden
In most parts of the world there is a Warwick Hotel with MICE facilities ready to welcome every kind of event. ‘We have 53 properties’, says Francis Bertrand, ‘and this time next year that number will be even greater’.
Francis is the Director of Global Sales for Warwick Hotels & Resorts and he was able to allocate some time to talk with ITCM in order to bring us up-to-date on what the group can offer – and where.

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How Denihan looks after MICE agencies and organisers

Garine Ferejian-Mayo
Garine Ferejian-Mayo talks to Sydney Paulden
Now that hotel republic ltd of London has taken on Denihan Hospitality Group as a client, the UK MICE market is going to hear a lot more about a small but very successful chain of upmarket hotels. The Senior Vice-President for Sales, Marketing & Revenue was over from New York to kick-start the relationship with her new UK representatives, so ITCM took the opportunity to learn more about Denihan from her.

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ExCeL London had everything . . .

James Rees
. . .‘now it has even more’, James Rees tells Sydney Paulden
Opened in 2000, the giant conference and exhibition centre ExCeL London was designed to provide everything event organisers could desire. It stretches the whole length between two Docklands Light Railway (DLR) stations in East London and on each side of its long central avenue it has huge and flexible spaces.

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The Events Sector is gaining the higher status it deserves

Carina Bauer, IMEX CEO
Carina Bauer, IMEX CEO, tells Sydney Paulden of the many areas that benefit from our industry
The events industry globally is rapidly being recognised as a professional career. Hotels and country houses always saw it as an essential source of business; then municipalities recognised the contribution it could make and gave more attention to creating facilities such as conference centres. Then governments, especially of smaller nations, saw that it was one of the ways in which revenue could be generated rapidly.

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