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MICEBTN - August-September • Page 43 people on the move people on the move experience with Jetstar in Australia and Asia and VivaAerobus in Mexi- co and currently is chief strategy officer at UK airline Flybe. Hodder said: “Level is more than just a start-up airline brand, it’s a new concept that uses technology to provide customers with control over the way they travel and has the lowest possible costs. “I’m really excited to join the team.” # CWT Meetings & Events has con- firmed three new appointments aimed at strengthening its pres- ence in Australia and New Zealand. They include Michelle Sargent as director and commercial leader, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Heather Lawson as national op- erations manager, and Ben Ogden as senior event manager. “Australia’s meetings and events market is on a solid footing,” said Tony Wagner, vice president, Amer- icas and South Pacific, CWT Meet- ings & Events. “Positive business sentiment in recent years has created strong demand for meetings and events. Companies here are looking to offer their del- egates the opportunity to experience new and excit- ing destinations.” Prior to joining CWT Sargent was the general manager for Platinum Event Solutions based in Sydney. # TFE Hotels Australia has appointed Kristie Mancell as sales and marketing manager of The Calile Hotel, Brisbane. Mancell’s most recent role was pr and marketing manager at Sofitel Brisbane Central. She will be a key player in posi- tioning The Calile Hotel as Aus- tralia’s first claimed urban resort, celebrating a subtropical climate combined with a city streetscape. # Maureen Brennan has been ap- pointed Business Events manager for Business Events Sunshine Coast (BESC), Queensland, Australia. As the convention bureau for the Sunshine Coast, BESC is involved in bidding for major conferences and events, assisting members with event planning and delivery, and elevating the region’s profile. Business events have contrib- uted significantly to the Sunshine Coast’s tourism growth in recent years, with the region hosting a number of major international and national conferences and events including the TCI Oceania Con- ference, Australian Amusement Since going purely digital in December 2016 MICEBTN hits have jumped by more than 100 per cent. Clean hits are now in excess of two million per month and e-news and e-zines subscribers are more than 17,000. Let us create a personalised campaign that includes the quarterly e-zine magazine AND web/e-news online banner ads that will work for you. T: 61 8 9382 8388 E: email@example.com DIGITAL Michelle Sargent Heather Lawson Leisure & Recreation Association Conference, Australian Cruise Conference and Australian Associa- tion of Convention Bureaux Annual Conference. Brennan previously ran her own business, Incentive Connect In- ternational based in Brisbane, and prior to that held positions with Tourism Auckland, Hilton Interna- tional and the Carlton Hotel Group. # Markus Kaliss has been appoint- ed general manager for Hilton Darwin. Kaliss joins Hilton Darwin fol- lowing 24 years experience in the hospitality industry, where he has garnered international experi- ence through work in the United Kingdom, Maldives and Malaysia. Most recently held general man- ager roles in China, Indonesia and Thailand. # Sense Hotel Group has announce that Mr Budhiwijaya (better known as Mr Jay) has been appointed Clus- ter general manager for the hotel group. Prior to his new post, he was the general manager of Quest San Ho- tel Denpasar. Mr Jay began his hospitality career in 2004 at Harris Hotel in Tuban. He worked in sales for many hotel groups including Rama Beach Resort & Villas, Aston Denpasar Hotel & Convention Center, The Beverly Hills Luxury Villas and the favehotel Denpasar.