Paul Kennedy MBE has been appointed non-executive chairman of Centaur Travel Group, a division of Centaur Exhibitions.
Centaur Travel Group runs business travel shows in London, Dusseldorf and Dubai, as well as Travel Technology Europe, the European Travel Buyer Awards and Business Travel Club.
Its flagship event, Business Travel and Meetings Show London, takes place at Earls Court in February.
Kennedy has extensive experience in the global meetings industry, most recently as group exhibitions director at Reed Travel Exhibitions with responsibility for EIBTM, CIBTM, GIBTM, AIME and AIBTM. He is a former board director of MPI and chairman of the Meetings Industry Association; and is currently director of Kennedy Integrated Solutions.
MDof Centaur Exhibitions Calum Taylor said: “Centaur is delighted to appoint Paul to this important new role as part of our investment in developing the travel portfolio in the UK and overseas. Paul’s experience of successfully developing an international show portfolio at Reed Exhibitionswill be a significant boost for the team.”
Kennedy commented: “’I am delighted to be joining Centaur Travel Group as non-executive chairman. I am excited at the prospect of guiding the growth and development of the portfolio here in the UK and internationally.”
Centaur also announced Event Director of the Business Travel & Meetings Show London, David Chapple, would now also oversee Travel Technology Europe.
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