Claudia Hall Event Director of IBTM World 2023

IBTM Appoints New Event Director


IBTM World, the premier global trade show in the events sector, has ushered in a new era of leadership by appointing Claudia Hall as its new Event Director.

With a robust 14-year background in the meetings and events industry, Hall’s expertise is set to enhance the strategic vision of IBTM World. She steps into her role in November, just in time to steer the 2023 edition of the show, scheduled to take place at Fira de Barcelona from November 28 to 30.

Claudia’s excitement about her new role is palpable. She is eager to drive IBTM World to new levels of success and innovation, leveraging her industry insights to infuse the event with fresh, creative ideas. Her enthusiasm extends to meeting the array of exhibitors, buyers, and delegates that IBTM World attracts, fostering a vibrant and creative environment for industry growth and collaboration.

Claudia’s professional journey includes notable stints as Exhibition Director for Gulf Traffic & Transpo Tech and Middle East Energy at Informa, a leading international events and digital services company. While based in Dubai, she honed her skills in managing large-scale international trade shows, overseeing operational, logistical, and financial aspects with remarkable success.

Vasyl Zhygalo, Portfolio Director of IBTM World, expressed delight in welcoming Claudia to the team. He commended her deep industry knowledge, energy, and unwavering commitment to excellence in event management. Her appointment is anticipated to elevate IBTM World, as she brings a passion for crafting memorable events that resonate within the business events sector.

Claudia steps into the role previously held by David Thompson, who served as Event Director for five years. As the event industry continues to evolve, Claudia’s leadership is expected to be a catalyst for innovation and prosperity within the sector.

Visitors to this year’s IBTM World can look forward to meeting Claudia and experiencing the dynamic direction she will bring to the show.

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