Centaur confirms Exhibition Director of The Meetings Show UK

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Steve Knight Centaur Exhibitions has confirmed Steve Knight as the Exhibition Director of its new show, The Meetings Show UK.
 
The 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.
 
Knight spent 10 years with VisitBritain before moving to Reed in 2005. He fronted the inaugural AIBTM show in Baltimore in 2011.
 
“Centaur’s decision to launch a hosted buyer led meetings show has come at the perfect time for an industry looking to achieve maximum value from marketing, meeting and education budgets and time,” said Knight.
 
“My experience within the global meetings industry is a perfect fit and I look forward to working with industry professionals including: hosted buyers, visitors, exhibitors, our show team and the Advisory Board as we create an event that truly adds value to the UK meetings industry.”
 
Centaur Exhibitions’ MD Andrew Evans said Knight’s experience across the meetings industry made him an ideal candidate.
 
“If you look at what we have set out to do with the Meetings Show UK, its based on four things: it’s purely about the meetings, conference and incentives sector; it features a large-scale hosted buyer programme and many thousands of pre-scheduled appointments which this generates; a professional education programme will take place not on the show floor but in the Olympia Conference Centre, and a team of meeting industry professionals will manage the event, not exhibition organisers,” Evans explained.
 
Knight will sit alongside the show’s Strategic Advisor Paul Kennedy MBE and Sales Director Katy Phelps, who has been seconded from Centaur’s Business Travel Show team. Centaur will also announce a show advisory board.
 
The new show launch was described as “disappointing’ by International Confex Director Jonny Sullens, who claimed industry budgets weren’t big enough to support another competing show.
 
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