Event Travel Management hires sales director, travel manager and event executive

Event Travel Management (ETM) Europe appoints sales director in a move to boost event and business development teams.

James Kent, Paris Kiani and Lanai Linton
James Kent, Paris Kiani and Lanai Linton

James Kent has joined ETM Europe as sales director, taking on the responsibility for leading the agency’s sales strategy and driving new business growth.

ETM Europe general manager Mike Leeson said: "This is a hugely exciting time for ETM Europe, as a combination of new business wins and the development of existing customer partnerships drives continued double-digit growth across the live events, meetings and group travel areas of our business."

Kent joins from Venues & Events International and also recently held the role of head of customer engagement at Capita Travel & Events.

He said: "The company is going through a really exciting phase and I am looking forward to drawing on my experience within sales and account development to help drive this planned growth strategy."

Paris Kiani and Lanai Linton both join the event team as event travel manager and event executive, respectively.

Kiano will manage regional and global large-scale group travel projects. She is multilingual, joins from CWT Meetings & Events Group Travel and also has 10 years’ experience with the group travel team at Gulf Air.

Linton will look after M&E venue sourcing and delegate management as well as supporting the event management team.

She recently completed an event management degree at Greenwich University and has previous experience working on the events team at Leyton Orient FC, as well as organising various charity and Christmas events.

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