TakeTwo Travel Solutions has appointed a Global Head of Events to spearhead its new meetings and events division.
The independent TMC, which launched earlier this year in the UK/Europe and the US, has taken on Debbie Matthams to grow its MICE business on both sides of the Atlantic.
Her career includes 26 years as Head of Conference & Events at Statesman Travel, where she established the MICE division and led a team of nine.
Following the acquisition of Statesman by Travel & Transport, Matthams remained as Head of Meetings & Events UK/Europe.
Then after the acquisition of Travel & Transport by CTM she was appointed Client Partnerships Director of CTM’s Events division.
Her career also includes four years at Sotheby’s as Senior Events Consultant, managing in-house and external events for corporate clients.
Chris Thelen, CEO of TakeTwo, said: “Debbie has an exceptional track-record in all aspects of conference, meetings and event management and operations. She is also highly-skilled in developing client relationships and ensuring excellent customer service and quality delivery.
“She has a deep understanding of the logistics required to organise all kinds of events, as well as establish and manage a team and processes. Debbie will be a huge asset to TakeTwo as we look to grow our MICE business in 2022 and beyond. Despite the recent emergence of the Omicron variant, we intend to maximise opportunities as the MICE sector recovers post-pandemic.”
Matthams added: “Although there is currently a degree of uncertainty in the MICE sector due to the new Covid variant, there will be even more pent-up demand for resuming in-person events in 2022 and beyond.
“In addition, there will be strong demand for a mixture of virtual, hybrid and in-person events.
“TakeTwo, with its ethos of providing premium personal service, is well placed to give new and existing clients the support they need with re-building their events programmes.”