Appointments

American Express Global Business Travel names Chief Revenue Officer

Michael Qualantone
American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), the world’s leading business partner for managed travel, today announces the promotion of Michael Qualantone to Chief Revenue Officer, reporting directly to CEO Paul Abbott.  Qualantone most recently held the role of EVP, Global Supplier Relations, leading both the supplier relations and meetings & events teams.

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CWT appoints David Pitts as VP, Revenue Management

David Pitts
CWT, the B2B4E travel management platform, announces the appointment of David Pitts as Vice President, Revenue Management, Global Supplier Management. David reports to Brian Mogler, Senior Vice President, Global Supplier Management.

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New GM takes the lead at London Docklands Hotel

Stephen Brown
Experienced hotelier Stephen Brown has been appointed as the new General Manager of Crowne Plaza London – Docklands.
Brown will join the team at the centrally located 210-bedoom hotel, which is operated by the UK’s leading hotel management company, RBH.


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New Managing Director for hotel group focused on growth

Averil Wilson
Apex Hotels Limited has announced the appointment of Averil Wilson as the company’s Managing Director.  
Averil’s promotion to the newly-created role follows eight years as Finance Director of the Edinburgh-headquartered group, which is the UK’s largest independent hotel operator.


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Kenes Group taking the helm of IAPCO

Ori Lahav, VP Clients & Operations at Kenes Group
A new IAPCO President – Ori Lahav, VP Clients & Operations at Kenes Group, stepped in during the 51st IAPCO Annual Meeting and General Assembly that took place in Vancouver, Canada, 12-15 February.
After two years as Vice President working alongside the President of IAPCO, Mathias Posch, President at International Conference Services (ICS), Ori Lahav took the helm of the association.


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BMA House grows team and promotes Kat Winfield to venue manager

Kat Winfield
BMA House kicks off 2020 with promotions for key staff as well as growth in its sales team.  The changes include Kat Winfield taking on the role of venue manager.  The new roles reflect increased business across the venue’s conference, meetings and events offering.

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Cairns Convention Centre boosts
Business Development Team ahead of Expansion

Wayne Smith
The Cairns Convention Centre welcomes Wayne Smith into the role of Business Development Director as the team strengthens ahead of the new expansion.
Smith returns to Cairns after spending the previous four years as Director of Client Services at Darwin Convention Centre, part of the ASM Global portfolio. 


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Business Development Team ahead of Expansion