World Travel Market has promoted Simon Press to the role of Exhibition Director.
Simon replaces Craig Moyes, who was this week promoted to Group Exhibition Director for WTM’s parent company Reed Exhibition’s global meetings and events portfolio.
Simon has been with Reed Exhibitions for three years working as Exhibition Director on WTM’s sister exhibition Arabian Travel Market before becoming Head of Sales on WTM last year.
World Travel Market Chairman Fiona Jeffery said: “I am delighted to welcome Simon to the position of WTM Exhibition Director. He has extensive experience in the exhibition industry and a proven track record as highly successful exhibition director.
“His passion for innovation and creativity allied to a strong show management background will further strengthen World Travel Market’s position as the premier global event for the travel industry. Having worked on WTM for the past 12 months working closely with both internal and external stakeholders he is well placed to carry on the good work of Craig Moyes.”
He has an extensive experience in the exhibition industry including working on one of United Business Media’s flagship shows Ifsec. I
In 2004 Simon moved to Emap working as an event manager with responsibility for a retail technology exhibition, as well as managing a large awards event and conference programme and VIP buyers club.
Simon takes the role of WTM Exhibition Director at an exciting time for the exhibition, which will benefit from the £165 million expansion of ExCeL - London following on from its highly successful 30th event last November.