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Appointments

Stefan Ropers appointed to lead Amadeus’ Strategic Growth Businesses

Ropers joins Amadeus with more than 20 years of industry experience, holding various senior tech roles in his career to date, including at Microsoft, McKinsey, and most recently Adobe
Amadeus has announced the key strategic appointment of senior business and technology heavyweight Stefan Ropers to lead its Strategic Growth Businesses, effective February 1 2019. 


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Trio of senior hires kick starts 2019 for BCD Meetings & Events

BCD M&E new starters
Katie Knight, Mark Scales and Arran Cruickshanks amongst 20 new starters in January for BCD M&E across EMEA
A plethora of new faces heralds the start of the new year across BCD Meetings & Events (BCD M&E) in EMEA and underlines the expansion plans communicated in 2018. The agency, which has recently integrated Grass Roots M&E in to one single business entity and has also set its ambitions to double its size in the next two years, is kicking off 2019 with 20 new starters across EMEA.


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Angie Mason to be HBAA Chair and Rachael Naylor HBAA Venue Member Chair for 2019

Angie Mason
Angie Mason is to be HBAA Chair and Rachael Naylor will be HBAA Venue Member Chair for 2019.
Angie Mason is Chairman of Absolute Corporate Events. She has a wealth of experience in event management, venue finding and hotel booking, having opened her first venue finding agency in 1991. She was a founder member of the HBAA, has served on the Executive Committee for many years and was Chair of the HBAA in 2003. Angie will also be the HBAA Treasurer in 2019.


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Eventist Group appoints Fiona Churchill as new sales director

Fiona Churchill
Eventist Group, the UK’s leading events company, has appointed Fiona Churchill as sales director.  
Fiona joins the team in a pivotal role at an exciting time, with Eventist’s recent acquisition of award-winning event caterer Zafferano and a wealth of large-scale events on the horizon for 2019, including Glastonbury Festival and Paris Air Show.


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Whittlebury Hall announces new Head of Corporate Sales

Lisa Fellows-Flynn
Four-star hotel and conference venue Whittlebury Hall have appointed Lisa Fellows-Flynn as the new Head of Corporate Sales.
With over 17 years of experience working in the sales team at Whittlebury Hall, Lisa has been promoted in the newly created role to lead a strong corporate sales team while driving and improving revenue growth within the conference, meetings and events sector.


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Cheshire hotel announces new General Manager

Howard Lewis
Luxurious four-star hotel, Crewe Hall, has welcomed a brand new General Manager to the team.
Howard Lewis has taken the reins at the Grade I listed property, which is operated by the UK’s leading independent hotel management company, RBH.
An experienced hotelier who has worked in the industry for more than 30 years, Howard will head up the 195-strong team at the 117-bed hotel in the heart of the Cheshire countryside.


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Meetings Industry Association appoints sustainability ambassador

Warren Campbell
The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has appointed leading venue sustainability expert Warren Campbell as an ambassador to its council to champion sustainability.
As the mia moves forward with its high-profile #20PercentLess initiative encouraging the business meetings and events industry to use less single-use plastic, the association is keen to ensure sustainability and the campaign remain a key focus across all areas of its activity.


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