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Page 58 • MICEBTN - augusT-oCToBEr - 2016 Andrew gay Chris Phillips Colin McClean people on the move people on the move Silversea is due to launch its new flagship, Silver Muse, in April 2017, and migrate one of its vessels, Silver Cloud, to the expedition fleet later that year, following an extensive refurbishment. # Andrew gay has been appointed general manager, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands for Amadeus IT Pacific. He will be responsible for growing the company’s distribution business and supporting key industry partnerships in the region. Prior to this role, Gay has held several senior execu- tive roles within the travel industry, most recently as managing director of STA Travel, New Zealand and Asia. Prior to that, he was a founding director and general manager of First Travel Group. # Chris Phillips has joined Australian travel show Luxperience as director of Sales and Marketing, re- placing Eric Lewanavanua. Phillips recently held senior roles at Travelport, Jet- set Travelworld Group (now Helloworld) and Millenni- um Hotels and Resorts. His new role includes overseeing both exhibitor and buyer recruitment as well as managing the Luxpe- rience team in Australia and its international repre- sentatives. Portia Brown and michelle Papas will support Phillips’ sales and marketing activities, overseeing operations and brand strategy respectively. # Alexandre de Juniac has officially taken on the role of director general and ceo of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). He succeeds Tony Tyler, who has served as IATA dg and ceo since 2011. De Juniac brings diverse experience to the asso- ciation, including leadership roles in the airline and aerospace sectors as well as in government. # New Zealand’s Skycity Hotels has promoted Colin McClean to the newly created role of director of sales. Strong New zealand presence at PCOA meet NEW ZEALAND will again be strongly represented at the 9th An- nual Australian PCO Conference and Exhibition in Brisbane 27-29 November, with new exhibitors, speakers and hospitality. Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) and Tourism New Zealand will be joined by 15 exhibitors on the New Zealand stand. CINZ Australia manager Sharon Auld says New Zealand’s diverse regions will all be represented. “Our unique offerings keep growing every year. New Zealand is so easy to get around, and there are so many options packed into every region. We are delighted to be bringing partners from around the country to share their knowledge and passion with PCOA delegates,” she said. “Manaakitanga - warm hospitality - is a special part of our New Zealand story. This year we are staging an exclusive hosted dinner on Sunday 27 November, and all delegates looking to send an event to New Zealand are invited.” The team will be dishing out tastings of specially imported New Zealand wines and cheeses on the stand. Auld said some special venues will be on show this year, includ- ing Hobbiton Movie Set and, for the first time, Auckland Muse- um - Tamaki Paenga Hira, and Pacific Jemm luxury super yacht in Queenstown. Other first time exhibitors are New Zealand Inter- national Convention Centre and Hamilton & Waikato Convention Bureau. In the speaker lineup, Tourism New Zealand is sponsoring inter- national management expert Bruce Cotterill, who will present his ground-breaking Seven Principles of Profit concept. A New Zealand International Convention Centre case study focusing on collaboration will be a feature of the conference pro- gram on day two. CINZ is also promoting Meetings 2017 at the conference. Del- egates have the chance to apply to be a hosted buyer, and partici- pate in familiarisation to a New Zealand region of their choice. McClean will oversee sales and reve- nue management for Skycity Auckland’s Grand Hotel, Skycity Hotel and Sky Tower. The new role has been formed to ensure a more collaborative approach is taken across sales and revenue management across various business units within Skycity Auckland, ahead of the new hotel being constructed alongside the New Zealand International Convention Centre. McClean joined Skycity Auckland as hotel manager in May 2015 later taking on responsibility for managing the Sky Tower. Previously he has held senior sales and management roles at Accor Hotels, Ticket- ek, Starwood Hotels.