IBTM names new portfolio director
IBTM, part of global exhibition organiser Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced the appointment of Shane Hannam as portfolio director effective 1 June 2018. He replaces Kerry Prince, who has been promoted within Reed Exhibitions and will retain strategic oversight on the portfolio.
Hannam began his career with Reed Exhibitions and has over 16 years’ experience in the international events industry. His most recent role as sales director – key accounts for Reed Travel Exhibitions, saw him managing a team looking after the division’s top 15 clients as well as assuming responsibility for commercial projects across the division.
Nick Pilbeam, divisional director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, said: “We are delighted to have Shane take over the role of portfolio director. As well as having a deep understanding of the critical success factors for each of IBTM’s events and having been part of the portfolio’s recent evolution, Shane has an excellent track record of working closely with customers to deliver a high-quality experience at our events. These insights as well as his commitment to providing a first-class customer experience, make Shane extremely well qualified to take the reins and I’m excited to work alongside him as we continue to build on the success of our events.”
Hannam commented: “I’m thrilled to join the IBTM team at what is a very exciting time for the portfolio, having worked in the meetings industry for over 10 years. I’ll be bringing my experience and passion for the customer to help lead the team as we focus on delivering events that provide a strong ROI for our customers and that are at the forefront of innovation in the industry.”
Hannam began his career at Reed Exhibitions as an international sales executive before moving into the Reed Travel Exhibitions meetings portfolio as sales manager for Europe and the Middle East. He then spent a year as account manager at Gartner Worldwide Events before re-joining Reed Travel Exhibitions as key account manager responsible for the creation and rollout of the Global Key Account Programme.