Viparis announces two new hires

French conference and exhibition company Viparis has expanded its sales department with two new appointments.

Laure McKay, Viparis
Laure McKay, Viparis

Laure McKay has joined the sales department as manager for international conference development, reporting to congress department director Marta Gomes. McKay was previously in charge of development at the French American Chamber of Commerce in Miami.

Mounira Pichori has been appointed manager for international conference development, reporting to Florent Joncquiert, sales department deputy director. Pichori has more than eight years of experience in event management and comes to Viparis from the Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile, where she worked in sales.

McKay and Pichori will be responsible for promoting Viparis venues, which include the Carrousel du Louvre, Espace Champerret and Espace Grande Arche, among associations, businesses and agencies around the world, aiming to bring new international events to Paris.

The two new hires come shortly after the appointment of Michel Dessolain as the group's new CEO. Dessolain replaced Renaud Hamaide, who had occupied the role since 2008, earlier this month.


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