ExCeL London has announced the appointment of Anna Clover to the role of head of event management.
Anna has 27 years of industry experience running venue and hospitality businesses. Before joining ExCeL, she worked as director of venue operations and customer experience at The QEII Centre.
Kerry Edwards has been appointed as the new managing director of boutique event agency Bien Venue as the business navigates a new future ahead.
Edwards has been promoted from within the business, from a client director position to replace the agency owner Sam Elliott in the MD role.
Victor Betro has been appointed as the new general manager of Aqaba’s luxury hotel, Kempinski Hotel Aqaba Red Sea, and has moved from the Palm Island in Dubai to the aquatic city of Aqaba.
"I am delighted to be part of the accomplished team of this prestigious property in my home country," Betro said on his promotion.
Bespoke Hotels has announced the promotion of Thomas Greenall to the position of chief executive officer.
Thomas Greenall said: “Although my appointment could not have come at a more turbulent time, we see significant opportunities for Bespoke Hotels. We have a longstanding management team with a vast range of experience, flexible commercial structures and an eclectic portfolio.”
Trevor Elswood has joined Wizme, an intelligent meetings and groups management platform, as non-executive director.
Upon joining the Wizme team, Trevor Elswood said: “The Wizme proposition is a stand out for me and particularly relevant to the new era we face in meetings and travel, where corporates, venues and intermediaries will need something very different from the very limited options currently available.
Enrico Ramminger is joining Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) as chief digital and information officer.
In his new position Ramminger, who holds a Master’s degree in Business Information Systems, will be in charge of further developing and managing the full range of digital activities at Hamburg Messe und Congress. He reports to CFO Uwe Fischer.
The Hotel Marketing Association (HMA) has appointed Petra Clayton, CEO and founder of Custard Communications, as its next chair.
“My focus for the year ahead will be to grow membership and drive debate and solutions for the hotel industry," said Clayton. "We want to reach out to every single hotel marketing professional, whether they are in a hotel operation or a consultancy, to ensure the HMA combines expertise from across the industry.
Eike Clausen has been appointed as the new general manager of Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz Gozo, Malta.
Starting off his Kempinski journey in 2007 as a sales management trainee at Hotel Adlon Kempinski Berlin, Clausen progressed in his career in the sales and marketing department.
“Being the General Manager of Kempinski Hotel San Lawrenz is very rewarding and enriching to my career path," Clausen said on his appointment.
Creative communications company, Production Bureau has appointed Adrian Frantom as its new agency commercial director.
He will focus on partnering with clients to define and deliver solutions which drive a change in behaviour in employees and customers.
Creative agency Freeman APAC has appointed Eugene Ng as head of creative services in Singapore.
In his new role, Ng will head up the agency’s integrated brand experience offering, leading creative and strategy teams to create experiential campaigns.