New leadership announced: IBTM welcomes Event Director for upcoming IBTM World 2023
13 November 2023: IBTM World is delighted to announce the appointment of Claudia Hall as its new Event Director ahead of the 2023 edition of its flagship global trade show.
With over 14 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry, Claudia brings a wealth of knowledge, creativity and dynamism to the position. Taking the helm at the beginning of November, Claudia will assume responsibility for the management and final strategic planning of IBTM World which is returning to the iconic Fira de Barcelona from November 28 to 30.
Commenting on her new role, Claudia said: “I’m thrilled to take the reins at IBTM World and look forward to contributing to the continued success of this esteemed international trade show, which plays a pivotal role in steering the events industry’s future towards greater strength and prosperity.
“I’m excited for the challenge and determined to use my insights and experience to bring innovative ideas to the table and take IBTM World from strength to strength. I can’t wait to meet all our wonderful exhibitors, buyers and delegates, and share in this vibrant, thriving and creative hub of possibilities with them.”
Claudia has a proven track record for inspiring the events world to deliver exceptional experiences having worked as Exhibition Director for both Gulf Traffic & Transpo Tech and Middle East Energy during her time at Informa, an international events and digital services business. Based in Dubai, these roles saw Claudia manage, plan, and stage the operational, logistical and financial aspects of both large-scale international trade shows.
Vasyl Zhygalo, IBTM World Portfolio Director, said: “It is an absolute pleasure to be welcoming Claudia into our incredible team here at IBTM World. As a steadfast champion of the business events sector with extensive knowledge of the industry, I know her boundless enthusiasm, tenacity, and passion for creating unforgettable events will take the show to new heights year-on-year. We can’t wait for all visitors to this year’s show to have the chance to meet Claudia in just a few weeks’ time.”
Claudia takes over as Event Director from David Thompson, who held the role for five years.
For more information, please visit: https://www.ibtmworld.com/
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Notes to Editors:
IBTM is a world-leading showcase for the meetings and events industry with a portfolio of events and products offering business solutions across four continents. The portfolio includes IBTM World, IBTM Americas, IBTM Asia Pacific and IBTM Africa.
IBTM World, the leading global event for the meetings and events industry, is the must-attend three-day event for the worldwide meeting, incentives, conference and events industry. Thousands of meetings and events buyers, suppliers and international trade media visit Fira Barcelona every November for IBTM’s flagship show.
Next event: Tuesday 28 November to Thursday 30 November 2023 at Fira Barcelona
IBTM Americas, the leading event for the meetings and events industry in North America, Latin America, Europe and beyond, is the must-attend two-day event for the region’s meeting, incentives, conference and events industry.
Next event: Wednesday 13 to Thursday 14 September 2023 at Centro Citibanamex in Mexico City.
IBTM Asia Pacific, the leading event for the meetings and events industry in Asia Pacific, is the must-attend two-day event for the region’s meeting, incentives, conference and events industry.
About RX (Reed Exhibitions)
RX is in the business of building businesses for individuals, communities and organisations. We elevate the power of face-to-face events by combining data and digital products to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at approximately 400 events in 22 countries across 42 industry sectors. RX is passionate about making a positive impact on society and is fully committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all our people. RX is part of RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. www.rxglobal.com
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