Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

April 22 2013

People on the Move


Alison Metcalfe

Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Alison Metcalfe as its new Head of North America, the island of Ireland's second largest tourism market which experienced a strong performance in 2012 and delivered almost a million visiitors and $1 billion in revenue.

Mark Shadwick

Mark Shadwick has been named the Executive Director, Trade Show Sales Development of Hargrove.

New Orleans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced plans to build a brand new, state-of-the-art airport on the north side of the current airport property. Construction is expected to commence in 2014, with completion in 2018 for the 300th anniversary of the City of New Orleans.

The world class airport will be a game-changer for New Orleans' status as a convention, leisure, special event and business destination. The economic model of the new facility will allow the airlines to bring in more daily flights to grow exhibitor and attendee levels and facilitate better service for all of your participants and their schedules.

Michelle Clement

Michelle Clement is the new director of sales and marketing at the W Dallas-Victory hotel.  Clement’s 22 years of experience in the industry includes 13 years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. She previously has served as director of sales and marketing for Dallas-area hotels The Westin Galleria, The Westin Stonebriar and Sheraton Stonebriar