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Appointments

Baglioni Hotels appoints Stefan Mueller as Director of Sales & Marketing Baglioni Hotel London

Stefan Mueller
Guido Polito, CEO of Baglioni Hotels has announced the appointment of  Stefan Mueller as Director of Sales & Marketing of the Baglioni Hotel London. With over 20 years experience in luxury hospitality, Stefan recently joined the executive team from the Excelsior Hotel Ernst in Cologne, a founding member of The Leading Hotels of the World and prior to that has cumulated over 12 years with the Mandarin Oriental Hotels in Munich and London.

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Groupize appoints meetings technology industry veterans to fill Advisor, Executive and Board positions

Predicting that innovation and disruption will headline Meetings Technology in 2017, Groupize welcomes top influencers Todd Tyler, Michael Boult and Jay Reilly to the team

Groupize, the award-winning provider of innovative, simple meeting solutions today announced the appointment of Michael Boult as their newest board member, Todd Tyler as Advisor and welcomed Jay Reilly as their Vice President of Corporate Sales. While many meeting technology companies are laying off hundreds of employees, Groupize continues to expand their team to meet the continued demand for their unique platform.

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Church House Westminster welcomes new event coordinator

Rianne Baker
Church House Westminster has welcomed Rianne Baker to its events team.
The University of Hertfordshire graduate has joined the venue as an event coordinator, having previously worked at 99 City Road Conference Centre. 
Of her appointment, Rianne said: “I’m excited to be joining Church House Westminster when the venue is looking to build on its success. It is an amazing venue in the heart of London and whilst it has a wealth of history it provides the backdrop for a wide variety of events and I am looking forward to working with clients to deliver these.


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ConferenceLeeds celebrates appointment of new General Manager at Crowne Plaza

Leeds hotel Crowne Plaza exterior
ConferenceLeeds welcomes the appointment of Lynda Coaley as new General Manager at Leeds hotel Crowne Plaza, after a successful 2016 for the city. In her new role, Lynda will oversee the running of all aspects of the hotel, including its conferencing facilities, and will be at the forefront of a multi-million pound refurbishment early this year.

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Richard Davies moves division to become a producer at drp

Richard Davies
drp saw significant growth of the company in 2016, and the agency has seen many new team members and movers within the business. Richard Davies, who has worked as a Show & Sound Technician at drp for 6 years, is moving to the creative division to become an Assistant Producer.

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Amadeus appoints Rajiv Rajian to lead global business travel

Amadeus company building

Key senior appointment follows Amadeus’ acquisition in 2014 of a majority shareholding in i:FAO and the recent successful launch of Amadeus cytric Travel & Expense.

Amadeus has announced that Rajiv Rajian is appointed Global Head of Business Travel, effective immediately.  
With global business travel spend set to reach $1.6 trillion in 2020*, Rajian will be tasked with driving continued growth worldwide across three key pillars of Amadeus’ business travel division: Global Travel Management Companies (TMCs), the Speciality and Networks customers, and corporations.


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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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