ibtm events, part of Reed Travel Exhibitions, has today announced that it has appointed Kerry Prince as portfolio director following the departure of Sallie Coventry.
Prince has over 20 years’ experience in the corporate event industry, having worked on conferences, summits and tradeshows around the globe, and joins from within the Reed Exhibitions B2B portfolio, where most recently she held the role of portfolio director for InfoSecurity Group.
Nick Pilbeam, divisional director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said in a statement: “We are delighted to have Kerry join the ibtm events team. Kerry brings with her a thorough understanding of the Reed events business along with exceptional experience in global events organisation, both in the form of one-to-one events and major trade shows. This, combined with her commitment for delivering a first-class customer experience, makes Kerry extremely well qualified to take the reins at ibtm events.”
Prince said on her appointment: “I’m thrilled to join the ibtm events team at what is a very exciting time for the business. I’ll be bringing my experience to bear leading the team as we focus on further growing our pan-portfolio clients, and ensuring all of our shows continue to lead the field as ‘must attend’ events on the MICE industry calendar.”
Her career has taken her across the globe, beginning out of university as conference producer for AIC Conferences in New Zealand, before moving to BIIA and then to work for international business events and information company, Marcus Evans, in Australia, San Francisco and then Chicago, before taking on the role of general manager Barbados for the company. She was then chief production officer at Honeycomb Worldwide, a business consulting service, before moving to IQPC Exchange where she became managing director, based in New York.
Prince moved to Reed Exhibitions as vice president One2One Summits in Norwalk, Connecticut, before relocating to the UK first as project director and latterly as portfolio director for InfoSecurity.