Reed Travel names new exhibitions director
Dubai, January 12, 2010
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has appointed Craig Moyes as its new group exhibition director (GED) for the global meetings and events portfolio.
Moyes was previously exhibition director of World Travel Market (WTM), a position he has held since 2006. Prior to this, he also directed and managed events for Informa and Brintex Exhibitions and has had an international career in the exhibition and events industry for more than 15 years, working in South America, Asia and Europe.
Moyes’ role as GED will be to manage teams in five continents and oversee the continuing development and expansion of the international portfolio of events that include EIBTM in Barcelona, Spain; GIBTM in Abu Dhabi; CIBTM in Beijing, China; AIBTM in Baltimore, USA (2011) and AIME in Melbourne, Australia.
“The appointment of Craig adds considerable weight to our leadership. We now have a superb group exhibition director with unrivalled international operational experience, business background and contacts, an experienced executive team at our headquarters in the UK and regional meetings industry professionals in Asia, Middle East, USA and Australia,” said Vanessa Cotton, chair of the Meeting and Events Portfolio.
Mandy Torrens, who has served for many years with EIBTM most latterly as exhibition director, has been promoted to the new role of head of marketing and buyer programmes for the entire portfolio.
Coinciding with Mandy’s appointment, Graeme Barnett will be moving across from exhibition director from CIBTM and GIBTM to EIBTM.-TradeArabia News Service