BOSTON: Yotel Boston has appointed Michael Letterman food and beverage director.

LOS ANGELES: The ninth annual Echo Park Rising festival will take place August 15-18. The event will feature live music and local food vendors. 

For information on upcoming events in Los Angeles, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/losangeles 

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale has partnered with the Discovery Channel to raise awareness for shark conservation efforts for Shark Week 2019, running July 27-August 4. The hotel will screen new Shark Week episodes, along with a themed food and cocktail menu. Proceeds will go to the Shark Research & Conservation Program at the University of Miami.

MONTREAL: Connect&Go, an R.F.I.D. provider for the leisure, sports, and entertainment industries, has acquired Dator Inc., a management and operations software company for the leisure and attractions industries.  

NEW YORK: The Daily Front Row: “Tommy Hilfiger and Zendaya will present their second TommyXZendaya collection at the Apollo Theater in Harlem this September.” 

Megan Rapinoe, co-captain of World Cup-winning U.S. women’s national soccer team, has joined the lineup of the fourth annual Ozy Fest, taking place July 20-21 in Central Park. 

Creatacor, an exhibit design, fabrication, and trade show management company, has appointed Mike Wise and Richard Viera.

For information on upcoming events in New York, visit Masterplanner: http://www.masterplanneronline.com/newyork

ORLANDO/CENTRAL FLORIDA: The 46th annual Amateur Athletic Union (A.A.U.) Junior National Volleyball Championships took place June 16-28 at the Orange County Convention Center. The event hosted 45,000 participants and 2,805 teams, and it drew more than 110,000 spectators. 

ST. LOUIS: Event management company Gateway has appointed Jen Batisto opportunity manager; Jocelyn Kaza project manager; Michelle Mottin project manager assistant; and Shannon Silvestri to the design team.

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With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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