Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 11

For all the latest breaking news, daily updates, visit: On the move Kerrin MacPhie 1. VisitBritain and VisitEngland have confirmed the appointment of former ACC Liverpool sales director Kerrin MacPhie as the new head of business events. MacPhie will reinforce partnerships across government and industry and build Britain’s international brand for business events. 2. Henri Fissore, retired Ambassador, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Grimaldi Forum, succeeding on 1 October minister plenipotentiary Jean Pastorelli, who had held the post since 2011. Henri Fissore Lauren Newbery Christine Roberts People email the cmw editorial team with all your industry news: 3. Lauren Newbery has been appointed as marketing and events coordinator for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) based in Auckland. Previously she was events coordinator at the New Zealand Planning Institute. 4. Meeting Professionals International (MPI) has selected Christine Roberts to serve as executive director of the MPI Foundation. Roberts will be responsible for setting strategic and financial goals as well as directing fundraising and operational activities. Mash Media scoops double award Conference & Meetings World and sister title Conference News each scooped a win at the Business Travel Journalism Awards on 5 October at the Natural History Museum, London. Journalists from national, consumer, broadcast, and trade media were recognised for their quality coverage on topics relating to business travel and meetings and events. Cathy Newman, UK’s Channel 4 news journalist and broadcaster, hosted the night and was joined by an expert judging panel comprising of business travel and meetings managers, industry experts, and respected journalists. Organised and promoted by leading travel management company, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, (CWT) the awards are a celebration of the achievements of individual journalists, designers and editorial teams. CMW editor Paul Colston was awarded Meetings & Events Editor of the Year for the second time, after winning it previously in 2012. Meanwhile, CMW’s Oman supplement – Oman is waiting to meet you – picked up the Supplement of the Year for Meetings ISSUE 91 & Events category. The award was collected by deputy editor Martin Fullard (pictured centre right) and senior graphic designer Mana Assoudeh (pictured centre left), who both put the supplement together. Colston said: “The award is great recognition to our Mash Media Conference Editorial team and our efforts, particularly over the past year to drive forward on all fronts, including print, online and introducing new products like our Association Event Manager publication. “We have created the most talented, creative and hardworking team that I can remember here. It has been a privilege to continue to lead this development and seize new opportunities in a changing market that has seen many fall by the way.” On winning Supplement of the Year for Meetings & Events, Assoudeh said: “With this supplement we wanted to try a different approach. Sometimes it is easy for such a magazine to be overloaded with information and end up text-heavy, which of course creates a challenge for the designer.” / C o n f e r e n ce & M ee t i n g s W o r l d / 11