BOLINGER JOINS ICESAP BOARD
MELBOURNE Convention Bureau (MCB) ceo Karen Bolinger has joined the Incentive Conference and Event Society Asia Pacific (ICESAP) advisory board.
Bolinger (pictured) fills the void left by Jeannie Lim, executive director of the Singapore Tourism Board, who stepped down from the advisory board at the end of 2016 after a three-year term.
ICESAP has also appointed AccorHotels vp sales for Asia Pacific Kerry Healy to the advisory board.
Healy will bring her expertise in driving awareness of ICESAP’s newly launched Agency Accreditation Scheme, which was brought to market with the support of AccorHotels as principal partner.
Commenting on the two appointments, ICESAP president Nigel Gaunt said both women would bring an enormous amount of experience to the advisory board.
“Our aim is to rotate advisory board positions on a two-year cycle and there will be two members leaving at the end of 2017 which will lead to further appointments later in 2017,” Gaunt said.
ICESAP has also announced that Erica Hegarty will assume the position of regional vp for South East Asia.
Hegarty is currently head of sales Asia Pacific at Pacific World based in Singapore.