UBM Live has announced that International Confex and Live Experience Event Manager, James Samuel will take on a new role as Group Event Manager for the venues and leisure exhibitions.
This position will see Samuel manage Leisure Industry Week in addition to his existing products.
The marketing and eCommerce events - Internet World, Technology for Marketing & Advertising, eCommerce Expo, The Big Data Show and Publishing & Media Expo – which complete the technology, leisure and venues portfolio will be led by Kevin Pearce who continues in his role as Group Event Manager.
UBM Live MD, Simon Parker has commented on these promotions saying:
"Since joining UBM last December, James has quickly become an important part of the team. His hard work and commitment to developing our meetings and events products has resulted in a rejuvenated International Confex and a fantastic launch last year for Live Experience (previously IOEX). I have no doubt that James will bring the same drive and enthusiasm to Leisure Industry Week.”
Parker continues, “Our technology group continues to flourish. It is a strong market sector for UBM Live, as underlined by the launch of The Big Data Show and numerous international launches in recent years. We feel that Kevin is perfectly placed to lead this development into the future.”Following Jonny Sullens’ departure, UBM Live also announces the expansion of Adrian Newton’s role to include the technology, venues and leisure events in addition to his existing safety and building portfolio.