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People News: ASM Global, Exhibitor Group, Ungerboeck and More Tap New Executives, Welcome Team Members

While the hiring craze that consumed the trade show industry over the past 18 months is showing signs of winding down, event-related organizations far and wide are still welcoming new and experienced talent to their teams, including established industry veterans, as they set their focus on success and growth in the new year ahead. Take a look! 

People News: Caesars Entertainment, Impact XM and More Tap New Executives, Elevate Team Members

Despite rumblings of a slowing job market, the trade show industry is continuing its strong hiring and promoting momentum, with organizations far and wide filling executive roles with seasoned industry veterans and elevating strong-performing team members with new titles. Check them out!

Straight Talk: Louisville Tourism’s Cleo Battle on Baseball, Bourbon, DEI and Evolving Beyond the Pandemic

Right off the bat (pun intended), I knew Cleo Battle was someone who makes the most of an experience.

No more than a couple of minutes into our conversation, the discussion turned to how much he treasures his personalized Louisville Slugger in purple—the color of his hometown baseball team, the Colorado Rockies—which he’s had since moving to Louisville almost 10 years ago, and how he enjoys his fine Kentucky bourbon on occasion—with a nice cigar and a great Sinatra album.

Taste Trends: Lumarie Rodríguez-Soto, F&B Director and Executive Chef, Waterloo Convention Center/OVG Hospitality

Growing up in a culinary family in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, Chef Lumarie Rodríguez-Soto initially avoided a career in the culinary arts. As a young woman, she tried pursuing other career paths, but her innate creativity and love for baking eventually led her back to the kitchen and then to culinary school at La Escuela Hotelera de Puerto Rico, where she honed her skills, grew her knowledge and perfected her craft. 

People News: MAD Event Management, The Toy Association, ConvExx and More Cultivate Growing Teams, Elevate Staff

While the trade show industry tends to slow down during the dog days of summer, that hasn’t stopped event-related organizations from welcoming established industry professionals to their teams while rewarding hard-working staff with elevated titles and responsibilities. Check them out!

People News: Visit Baton Rouge, IAEE, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau and More Tap New Leadership, Expand Teams

While the U.S. economy may be losing momentum, that hasn’t stopped trade show and event-related organizations—particularly convention and visitors bureaus—from hiring fresh talent and placing new and experienced leadership at the helm. Take a look!

Partner Voices

Caesars Entertainment strode into 2022 with its sights set on making the year one of innovation and renovation for the Empire as the company announced a $400 million, Las Vegas-style makeover for its Atlantic City properties. The master plan for the company’s three East Coast properties -- Caesars, Harrah’s, and Tropicana -- involves interior renovations, new celebrity dining concepts, and more to create the ultimate seaside conference destination.