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Appointments

QEII Centre’s Diane Waldren steps up to lead ICCA’s UK & Ireland Chapter

Diane Waldron, Director of Sales & Marketing at the QEII Centre, has taken over as Acting-Chair of the UK & Ireland Chapter of ICCA.  
Diane takes over from Lesley WiIlams of Caeliam, who has stepped down to focus on her consultancy business, which has grown significantly since its launch 6 months ago.


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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts says a fond farewell to long-term executive team member, Andreas Mattmüller

Andreas Mattmüller
Chief Operating Officer for Middle East & Africa retires following a successful and memorable 16-year career with the global hospitality firm
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is to say a fond farewell to one of its longest standing executive team members, Andreas Mattmüller. The company’s Chief Operating Officer Middle East & Africa (MEA) will retire on 31st January 2018 following a highly successful international hospitality career of 43 years, more than sixteen of which have been spent working in senior positions with the Switzerland-headquartered hospitality firm.


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Matt Storey to leave Gallowglass for Media Powerhouse

Matt Storey, Group Director - Business Development, at the Gallowglass Group,
Matt Storey, Group Director - Business Development, at the Gallowglass Group, is leaving the business to take up a Board position with AV solutions provider Media Powerhouse.
Storey joined events services provider Gallowglass in 1998 as a crewman and progressed to Crew Chief before taking on business development responsibilities. He continued to expand his role as the group diversified and was invited to join the group’s Board in 2012.


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BCD Meetings & Events expands its UK Life Sciences team in answer to new business wins

Zuzanna Gil-Dunne
Following continued growth and a number of recent business wins, leading global meeting and event management agency BCD Meetings & Events (M&E) has announced the appointment of Zuzanna Gil-Dunne as Senior Project Manager, and Kristian Salermo and Briony Bruce-Johnson as Project Managers.

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Leeu Collection appoints 
Christophe Mercier as Area General Manager, UK & Europe

Christophe Mercier
Leeu Collection has appointed Christophe Mercier as Area General Manager, UK & Europe.
Christophe will be based in London and will be responsible for all Leeu Collection related activities. His first focus will be the re-opening of Linthwaite House in the Lake District in March 2018 following an extensive refurbishment and extension, followed by the launch of a London property on Newman Street in 2020 and the opening of Leeu’s Villa Querce in Florence in 2021.


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Christophe Mercier as Area General Manager, UK & Europe

IACC breaks the mould with New European Board of Directors

Pieter Allaert Vice President of IACC
IACC today announces three newly elected board members and a Vice President to its European chapter, creating the youngest and most gender equal board in the association’s history.
Joining the European board as Directors are, Clotilde Gay, Director of Sales at Dolce Chantilly, France; Sylvia Nylin, Managing Director and CEO of Svenska Möten, Sweden; and Manpreet Sehmbi, Sales Manager at etc. Venues Ltd, UK.


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