Carlo Zoccali, account director at Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre and vice-president of marketing for the International Live Events Association UK Chapter (ILEA), will take on the association’s presidency this summer.
Zoccali will succeed existing president Alistair Turner, with the remit to continue the chapter’s three-year strategy put in place by Kevin Jackson in the 15/16 term.
Turner said: “There are few people who understand both the dynamics of the events community and the business and brand community better than Carlo. The Board is excited that he will be taking on the role and drive ILEA’s mission to grow the footprint of the association and lead the industry’s relationships with business and brands.”
Before joining Farnborough International earlier this year, Zoccali was a mainstay of the events and hospitality business at Arsenal Football Club.
Zocalli is taking on the role in place of Jason Allan Scott who, due to medical reasons, was unable to fulfil the position as president. Jason will continue to support the ILEA board as an advisor.
“This is a real honour for me and gives me the chance to make a real contribution to an industry that I love,” said Zoccali. “There is a strategy in place at ILEA to remain the only association that understands the language of business and brands, and I’m keen to continue this dialogue. The association is moving in the right direction in a tough market place, we’re more relevant now than ever and the industry is hungry for our content. There has never been a better time to be part of ILEA UK.”