On Nov. 16, 20 MPI PHL members and myself had the pleasure of engaging with Temple and Drexel Hospitality and Tourism students in an information filled speed networking hour, aptly named Backpacks to Briefcases.
Smart City Networks, an event telecommunications and technology services provider for the convention industry, recently finished a total overhaul of the Hawai’i Convention Center’s data and wireless capabilities in just 27 days—an industry record.
Global DMC Partners has announced that five of their members—BBC Destination Management, Corinthian Events, Destination Nashville, Spaintacular and The Destination Manager—are among the finalists for the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI) Achievement Awards. The five DMCs were nominated for awards in 11 out of 20 categories.
2017 Achievement Award Finalists
Best Innovative Events under $50,000
· A Southern Dinner – “En Famille” - BBC Destination Management, A Global DMC Partner
These interviews are part of a series that highlights new hires within the industry. Have you recently started a new role or do you know someone who has? Submit your ideas to email@example.com.
Mary German was recently hired as the COO for Arlington CVB in Texas.
1. What are you looking forward to the most in your new role as COO of Arlington CVB?
Angela Val was recently hired as the chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as chief administrative officer at the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau?
Visit Bucks County hosted its annual Tourism Day Celebration on May 3, 2016. This year, the celebration was held from 4-7 p.m. at Washington Crossing Historic Park. Visit Bucks County kicked off the event by recognizing five inspiring tourism and hospitality professionals in its annual Travel and Tourism Week Awards. VBC also announced 31 spring tourism grant recipients, with over $200,000 allocated for various marketing programs, exhibits and initiatives.
Garrett Kaneshiro was recently hired as the director of food and beverage for the Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas.
Sheila Sandoval was recently hired as the director of sales at the Stella Hotel in Bryan, Texas.
1. What are you looking forward to in your new role as director of sales for The Stella Hotel? Creating relationships/friendships and partnerships not only with potential clients but my counterparts within the industry as well.
Kevin Delonay was recently hired as the director of food and beverage at the Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain in Avon, Colo.