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 Global Events Partners (GEP) Appoints Dawn Barbeau
as Director of Sales for GEP Chicago

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Washington, D.C. (August 11, 2005) . . . . Global Events Partners (GEP), a worldwide partnership of destination management companies, announced that Dawn Barbeau has been appointed Director of Sales in GEP’s Chicago Office. In that role, she has responsibility for the organization’s sales, client service and management functions throughout GEP’s Chicago region.

Chris White, GEP’s Chairman and CEO, said, “Dawn is an accomplished and talented destination professional whose service-orientation, work ethic and familiarity with the corporate and hospitality landscape throughout the Midwest, and the world, will be invaluable for GEP and our partners and clients.” He concluded, “We are delighted to welcome her to the GEP family.”

Barbeau brings more than a dozen years of management experience in the hospitality industry. She has held positions of increasing responsibility with companies including Hilton Hotels, Starwood, Wyndham, Omni and Loews Hotels. In each position she has enhanced existing client relationships and created new opportunities by adding value through her understanding of client needs and her ability to anticipate and exceed expectations on an ongoing basis. Barbeau is also involved in leadership roles with hospitality industry organizations including PCMA and CCTB, and served as Chair of Meeting Professionals International - Community Outreach Committee. She is a graduate of Purdue University.

Barbeau said, “I am delighted to join GEP and its family of destination management companies, clients and sister companies.” She concluded, “Coming to GEP gives me the opportunity to work with the “best of the best,” worldwide. I look forward to serving our partners and clients and helping to foster the continued growth of this outstanding organization.”

About Global Events Partners (GEP)

Launched in 1999, Global Events Partners’ portfolio includes more than 60 leading destination management companies (DMCs) around the world.  A DMC is a professional services company possessing extensive local knowledge and resources, specializing in the design and execution of group tours, transportation, events, activities and program logistics. GEP partners provide consistently high quality DMC services in the most desirable locations worldwide. For more information on Global Events Partners, visit www.globaleventspartners.com.

Contact:

Michael Frenkel, MFC PR
(212) 808-6556
michael@mfcpr.com
or
Kathleen McDermott
(202) 775-5800 
kathleen_m@globaleventspartners.com
www.globaleventspartners.com


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