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Comexposium Adopts Regional Structure to Support Growth

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Comexposium will adopt a three-region structure, Americas, APAC, and EMEA, reflecting current business operations as well as creating platforms for further business development.

4 Sept 2019, Paris – Comexposium today announced a new organisational alignment to support its international growth. Comexposium will adopt a three-region structure, Americas, APAC, and EMEA, reflecting current business operations as well as creating platforms for further business development.

To lead the business, Renaud Hamaide, will continue as President of the Group, Stephen Corrick and Elaine Chia remain regional CEOs of Americas and APAC respectively, and Alexandre Lavoisier will become CEO of the newly formed EMEA region. A result of this structure, Comexposium will no longer have a Group CEO, and therefore, Simon Foster will leave Comexposium at the end of 2019.

Renaud Hamaide said, “Since 2015, we’ve completed 20 acquisitions, launched 16 events, and steadily grown our existing business. Today, Comexposium is a French headquarter business, however 60% of our revenues are from international events, and our employees operate in 22 countries. It has been the vision of Comexposium to be a global business, and I am confident this three-region structure is the next step in achieving that vision.” Simon Foster said, “Comexposium has transformed into an international business, and the three-region structure gives the business the necessary platforms for future development. I am pleased to have been part of getting the business to this stage, and I strongly believe in the growth potential, the leaders, and the teams who will see the business through its next evolution.” The newly formed regions of Comexposium will be responsible for all the existing businesses in their region as well as any new developments.

Renaud Hamaide added, “On a personal note, and on behalf of all Comexposium, I would like to warmly thank Simon for his contributions to the business. Since he joined in 2017, he has been instrumental in progressing our development.” Today, Comexposium operates in 27 countries. In EMEA, 14 countries including: Algeria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UAE, and UK. The APAC region spans 8 countries, Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Thailand, and the Americas region covers 5 countries, Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Mexico, and USA.

About Comexposium :

Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organizers. Globally, it hosts more than 135 B2B and B2B2C events across many different sectors, significantly in agriculture, construction, fashion, food, health, leisure, real estate, retail, security, students, tourism, and works council. At events, in over 27 countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3,5 million visitors and 48,000 exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s employees and sales network operate in 22 countries. Comexposium aims to be seen as the place to be, building bridges between people and business. www.comexposium.com

For more information contact: Caitlin Read, caitlin.read@comexposium.com, +33 (0)6 99 94 79 24

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