SOURCE: Questex Hospitality + Travel

Questex Hospitality + Travel

February 13, 2013 10:30 ET

Questex Appoints Business Development Manager for NATHIC Event

NEWTON, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) -  Questex Hospitality + Travel has named Nick Diligente business development manager for the North America Hotel and Tourism Investment Conference (NATHIC), part of the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) summit series.

Diligente, who is responsible for NATHIC logistics, marketing and sales, joins Questex after four years with New York-based Penton Media Inc., which he most recently served as West Coast sales manager, overseeing accounts in 26 states, Canada and Europe.

He joined Penton as an inside sales and marketing manager and events coordinator, responsible for managing national accounts and selling print and digital marketing programs. He helped create and manage two nationally recognized hotel industry conferences, The Midwest Lodging Investors Summit and The Lifestyle/Boutique Hotel Development Conference.

"As we prepare to set the stage for this year's fifth-annual NATHIC with some exciting new developments and programming, Nick Diligente's role and expertise will be invaluable," said Marilyn McHugh, Questex Hospitality + Travel vice president of global events.

Earlier in his career, Diligente was a vice president and consultant at Spadichi Inc.'s Hillside Party Center in Cleveland, where he oversaw business operations for catering and corporate and leisure events. He began his career in 2006 as a loan consultant at Equity Consultants LLC, a privately owned mortgage firm in Richfield, Ohio.

He is a graduate of Cleveland State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business administration.

For more information, contact Nick Diligente at ndiligente@questex.com.

Questex Hospitality + Travel is the largest multimedia organization in the world dedicated to hospitality and travel, driving revenue, productivity and value creation for these related industries through strategic investment and deal-making forums, powerful lead-generation tools, interactive online business solutions, world-class events and industry-leading publications.

The Questex Hospitality Group, a division of Questex Hospitality + Travel, operates throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and Asia-Pacific region through a variety of market-leading properties and services including the International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF) Berlin, North America Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Tourism Destination Investment Conference, Asia Pacific Hotel Investment Forum, Russia & CIS Hotel Investment Conference, Turkey & Neighbors Hotel Investment Conference, HOTEC Design North America and HOTEC Operations & Technology North America; lead-generation portal HotelManagement.net; and industry news delivery services in print, online and mobile worldwide via IHIF: Hotel Investment News, Hotel Management and HA+D magazines. For more information, visit www.questex.com.