Incentive Newsline: In Brief 7-1-2008

Ovation Global DMC announced that it has launched a branch office in Shanghai, marking its first such outpost in China.

Creative Group, the Appleton, Wis.-based incentive and meeting firm, has formed a strategic partnership with Milwaukee-based corporate travel agency Adelman Travel Group. The alliance will allow the two companies to offer their respective services to a combined client base.

Jerry McGee has stepped down as president and COO of Newport Beach, Calif.-based incentive and meeting firm Ambassadors LLC in order to become CEO of a California-based telecommunications firm. McGee will, however, continue to serve in his position as chairman of the board of trustees for ISITE, the research arm of the Society of Incentive & Travel Executives, through the end of this year.

Maritz Inc., based in Fenton, Mo., has acquired Cascade Promotion Corp., a Redwood City, Calif.-based incentive marketing and rewards fulfillment firm for the gaming and technology industries.