People in the News

April 4, 2014

People in the News: New Hires and Promotions Across All Sectors Abound

The Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau naming a president and CEO , UBM signing on a new COO in Brazil, Nimlok hiring a digital marketing manager and Urban Expositions restructuring and making several employee shifts are just a few of the recent people news items in the trade show industry.
 
The Commission of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau appointed... more

March 17, 2014

Fred Dixon Named New President and CEO of NYC & Company

Transitioning from his role as interim president and CEO of NYC & Company, Fred Dixon has been named the city convention and visitors bureau’s new president and CEO.
 
Dixon will replace George Fertitta, who stepped down Jan. 1 after joining the bureau in 2006.
 
“Fred’s been such a star since he joined New York City & Company,... more

March 4, 2014

People in the News: Wyndham Jade and Emerald Expositions Promote Up the Ranks

February was another brisk month of not only new hires, but also several companies promoted from within their own ranks.
 
Wyndham Jade has promoted Bryan A. Scott from chief strategy officer to president of the company’s Convention Division.
 
In his new role, Scott will continue to sit on the company’s senior leadership team and... more

March 4, 2014

Tarsus Group Reports Full-year 2013 Revenues Up 23 Percent; Makes Executive Changes

Last year was a another strong one for U.K.-based Tarsus Group, with the company posting full-year revenues of $132 million (£79 million), a 23-percent jump, compared with same-show year 2011, when biennial events such as the Dubai Air Show and Labelexpo Europe run.
 
With its core strategy of “Quickening the Pace” that focused on accelerating the pace of... more

JD Events’ Founder and CEO Joel Davis Runs Successful Trade Show Incubator alt
February 26, 2014

JD Events’ Founder and CEO Joel Davis Runs Successful Trade Show Incubator

Twelve years ago, Joel Davis sat down and wrote up a business plan outlining a goal of setting up a company that was literally a ‘trade show incubator’ in which he would look for ideas or actual shows that his company would acquire and grow until it was time for them to be sold.
 
That plan has been successfully realized many times over, with Davis’ company... more

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February 25, 2014

UBM Names Tim Cobbold as New Company CEO

Tim Cobbold was named the new CEO of U.K.-based UBM, taking his new position and a seat on the board May 6.
 
Cobbold will replace David Levin, UBM’s current CEO, who announced he intended to step down in September last year, with his departure effective March 1.
 
"I am very pleased to welcome Tim to UBM as CEO. He was an outstanding candidate from... more

People News: Jeffrey L. Portman Named Vice Chair of AMC, Inc., Several Other Job Postings Mark Busy Month alt
February 5, 2014

People News: Jeffrey L. Portman Named Vice Chair of AMC, Inc., Several Other Job Postings Mark Busy Month

The past month has been a flurry of activity with companies either beefing up their ranks or promoting from within.
 
AMC, Inc.’s President and CEO Jeffrey L. Portman has gained another post as the company board’s vice chairperson, effective immediately.
 
Portman has led AMC, Inc. and AmericasMart Atlanta through a period of... more

January 28, 2014

Jim Wood Steps Down From Louisville CVB Top Post; Karen Williams Named Interim President/CEO

Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau’s President and CEO Jim Wood resigned from the top post, effective immediately, and Karen Williams will take his place in the interim, beginning Jan. 29.  
 
Woods has been at the bureau for 11 years, and his resignation was accepted by the Commission of the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau at a board meeting.... more

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January 7, 2014

People News: I-X Center Makes Some New Hires, Promotions Continue Through Holidays

It may be the slowest time of year on the trade show calendar, but that didn’t stop companies from continuing to fill their ranks, as well as promote people from within.
 
Cleveland-based International Exposition Center (I-X Center) added two new members to its sales staff - Travis Poppell, as director of sales, and Lisa Shields, as... more

November 21, 2013

People News: Tracy Garcia Takes Over Two Hanley Wood Shows as Show Director, More New Hires

Trade show industry veteran, Tracy Garcia, was named the new show director for two of Hanley Wood Exhibitions’ mainstay shows - International Roofing Expo and International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo.
 
Garcia is taking over for Lindsay Roberts, who now is show director of the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, which Hanley Wood purchased... more

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