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Westminster Venue Collection announces new board member

Andrew Waller
Westminster Venue Collection, which features 34 members all based in London’s iconic City of Westminster, has appointed Andrew Waller to its board of directors.
The general manager at 110 Rochester Row will focus on developing relationships with suppliers to further add value to the collection, which features fashionable townhouses and private members’ clubs, luxury hotels, celebrated attractions, historic institutes and societies.


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Telford International Centre bolsters sales team with duo of appointments

Telford International Centre new starters
Leading UK event and conference venue, Telford International Centre, has announced the strengthening of its sales team with two significant new appointments.  The news comes as it seeks to capitalise on continued growth at the 15,000 sqm venue throughout 2019 and beyond.

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Events Industry Board appoints Michael Hirst OBE as Chair

Michael Hirst OBE
Michael Hirst OBE has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Events Industry Board by Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport following the resignation of Nick de Bois last summer.

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Giacomo Battafarano is the new General Manager
of Verdura Resort

Giacomo Battafarano
Experienced international hotelier Giacomo Battafarano has returned to Sicily and been named as the new General Manager of Verdura Resort.  
Battafarano, born in 1974 and originally from Matera, brings a wealth of knowledge with him to the iconic Sicilian resort – a Rocco Forte Hotel – which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.


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NYC & Company announces two European MICE positions

Ruth Bennet
Hills Balfour’s Ruth Bennett and Margherita Ducati to Lead New York City’s Convention Development in the UK and Europe
NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization and convention and visitors bureau, is pleased to announce two key European MICE positions with the promotion of Ruth Bennett to senior manager, European MICE, and appointment of Margherita Ducati, sales executive, European MICE NYC & Company.


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