KERSTIN BERGMANN has joined the Shanghai office of international event producer VOK DAMS GROUP, headquartered in Germany, as an event manager. Call 49 202 38 907-202 …

LEO EVENTS, an event management company based in Memphis, Tenn., with offices in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Myrtle Beach, S.C., has announced that DAVID KENYON and KEVIN UNDERWOOD have joined the company as senior vice president-production and senior vice president respectively. They will operate out of LEO’s new Nashville, Tenn., office. Call 901/766-1836 …

Atlanta-based AFFAIRS TO REMEMBER CATERERS announced yesterday that it is partnering with kosher catering professional RANDY D. ADLER to provide high-end kosher services in the community. Call 404/872-7859 …

STEVIE CALDOROLA has been named director of operations at Denver-based DECOR 'N MORE. Call 303/936-9224 …

Las Vegas-based CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT has announced that it is now managing and operating the MID-AMERICA CENTER, located in Council Bluffs, Iowa, adding to the company’s meetings and events portfolio of nearly 40 properties across the United States. The 24,000-square-foot convention center features two ballrooms and eight individual breakout rooms with banquet seating capacity of up to 1,500. In addition, the Mid-America Center offers 24,500 square feet of exhibition space and 15,000 square feet of pre-function space. Call 702/785-6497 …

KELLIE MIGLIACCIO has joined the sales team of La Mirada, Calif.-based FORM DECOR. Call 310/558-2582 …

BRIAN SMITH has been named the lead designer at the Carol Stream, Ill., operation of M&M THE SPECIAL EVENTS COMPANY; he will manage the floral and decor department. Call 630/871-9999 …

A limited number of registrations are still available for the 2013 ACADEMIC EVENT PROFESSIONAL conference, which will be held Jan. 13-14 in conjunction with THE SPECIAL EVENT in Chicago. The conference offers networking events, receptions and sessions addressing international protocol, experiential events in academia, and strategies for partnering with an athletic department, among other topics. To register, click here

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