David Thompson appointed exhibition director for IBTM World
Thompson has spent the last 14 years in the industry producing award-winning events for the likes of Haymarket Exhibitions, BBC, Informa, Daily Mail Group and Clarion Events.
In his previous role at Clarion, Thompson ran a portfolio of security events which each year played host to over 15,000 attendees from more than 100 countries, building strong relationships with government and industry.
“David has an excellent track record of delivering commercially successful customer-focused events and I’m excited to work alongside him as we continue to build on the success of last year’s record-breaking event,” said Shane Hannam, portfolio director, IBTM.
Thompson said he looks forward to working with the team and the global MICE community on building the event.
“With the event now just six weeks away, I’ll be supporting the team as they reach the climax of the event cycle and will be immersing myself in the sector to engage with as many of the stakeholders as possible,” he said. “I am keen to bring my global experience and passion for innovation in events to the role and I’m excited about building for the future.”
IBTM World 2018 takes place from November 27 – 29 at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona.