June 2020

Nadir Aboutaleb

The Hague Convention Bureau has employed Nadir Aboutaleb as a sales manager with a focus on the development of specialist events covering IT, tech and cyber security.

Aboutaleb has more than nine years’ experience in the meetings and events industry. Most recently this has included time at leading venues such as the RAI Amsterdam.


June 2020

Jeanine Dupigny

The Hague Convention Bureau has appointed Jeanine Dupigny as a sales manager for MICE acquisitions in the new energy and impact economy sectors.

She brings a wealth of knowledge from the industrial development, petrochemical and tourism sectors as well as experience working with voluntary and charitable organisations around the world.


June 2020

Hannah Luffman

Unicorn Events managing director, Hannah Luffman has joined brand experience agency, Cheerful Twentyfirst as strategy director.

"Whilst there are many incredible agencies in the UK, I knew I wanted to join Cheerful Twentyfirst very shortly after meeting with them. They care about clients and projects," Luffman said.


June 2020

Asaf Zamir

Asaf Zamir has been appointed Israel’s new Minister of Tourism.

“Becoming Minister of Tourism has been a life-long ambition of mine, and I have worked incredibly hard to reach this office. Israel is an incredible destination for tourism, and everyone who comes here falls in love with our country and the many opportunities it offers," said Zamir.


May 2020

Julia Corkey

Julia Corkey is set to take over as chief executive of ICC Belfast Waterfront Hall and Ulster Hall in July 2020.

"It is a privilege to return to my native Northern Ireland," she said on her appointment, "and to ensure our fantastic international convention centre and entertainment venues are in the premier league of international, regional and local attractions."


May 2020

Lisa Choi

Aventri, an event technology and services provider, welcomes Lisa Choi Owens to its board of directors.

"We are pleased to welcome Lisa to Aventri’s Board, and are excited for the executive experience that she brings to our company,” said Jim Sharpe, CEO of Aventri.


April 2020

Michael Wiedekamp

Michael Wiedekamp has joined Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH (HMC) as its new director of guest events.

In his previous position, Michael Wiedekamp, who is a hotel management expert, was events manager at the restaurant and brewery ‘Schanzenhöfe - Altes Mädchen’.


April 2020

Laura Henry

Laura Henry, formerly sales manager at Edinburgh Convention Bureau is moving to SITE to lead its marketing communications global task force.

Henry said on her new appointment: "I am extremely flattered to be considered and look forward to making progress with my fellow SITE Chapter Leaders."


April 2020

Kevin Goh

Singapore-based CapitaLand Group has announced the appointment of Kevin Goh as CEO, Lodging.

Goh will oversee the organisation’s lodging business, one of group’s three sustainable growth pillars, together with fund management and investment and development. He will also remain in his position as CEO of The Ascott Limited.


April 2020

Debra Nightingale

HBAA has strengthened its resources by making senior appointments to enable it to provide the services and support that its members need in the current environment and to ensure the association remains #HBAAFutureFit.

Debra Nightingale, who leads Comms agency All Bright, has been appointed to develop and manage marketing communications and social media through COVID-19 and recovery.