Sallie Coventry sent to head up IBTM Events Portfolio

Following Craig Moyes’s promotion as head of the newly structured Leisure Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ (RTE) has confirmed Sallie Coventry (pictured) will now head the IBTM Events Portfolio.
 
RTE Chief Executive (UK), Richard Mortimore, said: “We are delighted that Sallie has accepted this position and we are confident that her broad range of expertise will ensure she excels in the role which encompasses multiple shows in a highly competitive, global industry segment.
 
“Prior to joining Reed Travel Exhibitions, Sallie was Managing Director of W&O where she successfully oversaw double digit growth of her key accounts over three consecutive years and was responsible for building and developing a team of highly skilled event professionals to service client needs.”
 
Coventry said: “I’m excited to be joining the Reed team and to have the opportunity to build on the great success of the portfolio. The IBTM shows are well respected in the industry and I take this heritage very seriously. I intend to maintain this legacy, while bringing a fresh perspective from my experience as a buyer, as well as to drive customer service and innovation continuously forward”.
 
IBTM Events showcases for the meetings and events industry are held in seven business destinations around the world and include the European show, EIBTM in Barcelona.
 
W&O tells CN it has replaced Sallie Coventry with Andrew Gilkerson as its new Managing Director with immediate effect. Gilkerson joined W&O as group Commercial Director in early 2013, had previously worked as an Account Director with events specialists, Blueprint, before going on to lead the European Meetings and Congress category with global pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.

“This is a great opportunity,” says Gilkerson, “We have some great plans for development at W&O in pursuit of our ambition to become one of the leading events companies in the UK.  The future looks exciting and I’m looking forward to leading our high-performing team.”
 
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