Following the news that Centaur Exhibitions had confirmed Steve Knight as Exhibition Director of its new launch show, The Meetings Show UK, his former employer Reed Travel Exhibitions confirms to CN a reshuffle to plug the gap left by Knight, the man responsible for RTE’s AIBTM show in Baltimore.
RTE Portfolio Director Craig Moyes told CN: “Steve Knight has left Reed Travel Exhibitions. We wish Steve all the best. AIBTM has a very well resourced and experienced team not only from its hub in the US, but also from its global offices around the world. Whilst a replacement for Steve Knight is being sought, Graeme Barnett is Interim Event Director for AIBTM and will be leading the show team from their US base at the Reed Exhibition offices in Norwalk.
“Graeme continues with his role as Event Director for EIBTM but whilst he is in the US the show will be directed by Mandy Torrens, the IBTM Head of Marketing and Buyer Programmes who ran EIBTM from 2005 to 2009.”
The new Centaur event, announced two weeks ago on the first day of International Confex, will debut at Olympia in London 9-11 July 2013 with a promised 1,000 hosted buyers.
Former Reed Travel Exhibitions’ Project Director Knight takes up the post on 16 April and he will join former RTE IBTM Director Paul Kennedy MBE, now Strategic Advisor for the Meetings Show UK.
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