The Meetings Show has added to its marketing team through the appointment of Chloe Modaberi, who will focus primarily on the delivery of increased visitor numbers to the show in 2017. Chloe joins the team from Reed Exhibitions, having most recently worked on delivering the marketing campaign for The London Book Fair.
Additionally, research gathered after the 2016 edition of The Meetings Show demonstrated that 55% of attendees came to the show to seek new products and innovations. Growth in visitor numbers will therefore be supported by an increased effort in exhibitor recruitment following the appointment of Ross Barker, International Account Director, and Andy Batten, Sales Executive.
Ross joins the team from the publishing division of Haymarket and has extensive industry experience having worked on two of the sectors best known publications – Meetings & Incentive Travel and Conference & Incentive Travel. Andy joins the team having previously worked for Informa Exhibitions.
Finally, the show’s hosted buyer programme will also see increased support through the recruitment of an additional Hosted Buyer Manager due to join the team in the near future.
“We are delighted to see Centaur investing in The Meetings Show’s team,” comments Tracy Halliwell MBE, Director of Business Tourism & Major Events, London & Partners and member of The Meetings Show’s advisory board. “The Meetings Show continues to go from strength to strength and this support on a corporate level will maintain that momentum.”
The Meetings Show’s Event Director Steve Knight comments: “The team is growing, as are our aspirations for the 2017 show. I look forward to seeing the team come together over the coming months as they deliver a show focused on the needs of both our buyer and supplier audiences.”
Organised by Centaur Live (a division of Centaur Media Plc), The Meetings Show is the premier event for the UK inbound and outbound meetings industry, taking place 13-15 June, 2017 at Olympia, London. Organised by meeting professionals for meeting professionals it is focused around a large exhibition, networking opportunities and professional education.