BRITTANY SZEMERERI has been named rental manager at Phoenix-based MERESTONE. Call 480/945-4631 …

PAUL VAN DEVENTER has been appointed president and CEO of Dallas-based MPI. For the full story, click here

PAUL HOLDEN has joined the CONRAD NEW YORK as director of sales and marketing, managing all of the marketing and sales initiatives for the hotel, restaurant, event space and retail shops; he will also be promoting the property’s partnership with Danny Meyer’s Union Square Events as the exclusive caterer to hotel's 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Call 212/945-0100 …

LUMINOUS has a new address: 14/F E. Exchange Tower, 38 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Call 852 221 42688 …

Veteran event rental professional MIKE BERK, head of M&M THE SPECIAL EVENTS CO. of Chicago and Dallas, is supporting BE THE MATCH FOUNDATION, which matches stem cell donors with people suffering life-threatening blood cancers, including his wife, Marcia. For more information, visit Be the Match

BLUEPRINT STUDIOS of San Francisco has been named preferred vendor for the city's new EXPLORATORIUM. Call 415/922-9004 …

AV CONCEPTS, based in Tempe, Ariz., has named ANTHONY STEVENS vice president of business development. Call 619/533-7974 …

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