Reed Travel Exhibitions appoints new group director

Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has announced the appointment of Craig Moyes as
its new Group Exhibition Director (GED) for the global Meetings and Events
portfolio.

Moyes was previously exhibition director of RTE’s World Travel
Market (WTM), a position he has held since 2006. He has also directed events for
Informa and Brintex Exhibitions and been in the exhibition and events industry
for more than 15 years, working in South America, Asia and Europe.
Commenting on his appointment, Moyes says: “As
exhibition director for WTM, RTE’s flagship event and arguably the UK’s
largest B2B event of any kind, I have worked on every continent with the travel
industry and all its stakeholders. This strategic experience, coupled with the
sheer size and scale of WTM, is a critical factor in working with the meetings
and incentives team on the future development of their portfolio of events.” 

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; GIBTM in Abu Dhabi; CIBTM in Beijing;
AIBTM in Baltimore (2011) and AIME in Melbourne.

Chair of the RTE Meeting and
Events portfolio, Vanessa Cotton, says the appointment “adds considerable
weight” to the 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. I am looking forward to
working with the extended team and developing the RTE Meetings and Events
portfolio,” she adds.

Mandy Torrens, who has
served for many years with EIBTM most latterly as exhibition director, is
promoted to the new role as head of marketing and buyer programmes for the
entire portfolio. She will also spearhead the development of the educational and
association relationships.

Graeme Barnett moves across from exhibition
director from CIBTM and GIBTM to EIBTM. He will also take on responsibility for
delivering the sales strategy for the portfolio.

RTE promises further
announcements about senior positions for AIBTM, GIBTM and CIBTM over the coming
weeks.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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