The Comexposium group is run by professionals who are experts in their fields and passionate about their sectors.

Management Team

The Comexposium Group is managed by a team of experts in their field and passionate about their industry sector. They convey the company’s vision to their teams, and share the common goal of creating opportunities for people to meet that are both fruitful and memorable, in order to develop and grow our communities.

Renaud HAMAIDE

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Driss TAZI

Chief Financial Officer

Morgan LAVIELLE

Group Communications & CSR Director

Renaud HAMAIDE

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

A graduate of the ESG Management School, in 1998 Renaud Hamaide became Director of Development responsible for acquisitions at the Unibail-Rodamco group. He was then appointed General Manager in charge of the group’s Conventions and Exhibitions.

Specializing in shopping centers in major European cities as well as convention and exhibition centers and offices in Paris, the corporation is the leading listed European commercial property group.

From 2008 to 2015, Renaud is appointed Executive General Manager of Viparis, and also becomes Chief Executive Officer of Comexposium in 2010.

In November 2013, Renaud Hamaide is appointed President of UFI -The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry-.

In July 2021, he is appointed co-president of Unimev.

He is now leading the Comexposium group in its worldwide development as Chairman.

Driss TAZI

Chief Financial Officer

Driss Tazi joined Comexposium in 2015 after working for one of its shareholders, the Paris – Île-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) for 10 years.

He held various financial and strategic positions, including Head of Investments, where he was responsible for monitoring Viparis and Comexposium. At Comexposium, he distinguished himself in the M&A team as head of development, and more recently as head of integration.

In 2019, he will be in charge of M&A activities, managing all acquisition processes and the integration of companies within the Comexposium group

Morgan LAVIELLE

Group Communications & CSR Director

A graduate of Neoma Business School, Morgan began his career at Unibail-Rodamco where he participated in the definition and deployment of the corporate communication strategy and managed the group’s major events.

In 2011, Morgan joined the Carrefour Group to manage the communication of its real estate subsidiary, Carrefour Property, and in 2014 participated in the creation of Carmila, the 3rd largest listed shopping centre company in Continental Europe.

En tant que Directeur Communication de Carmila, il a contribué à la valorisation d’un secteur challengé par les évolutions de consommation et la transformation omnicanale.

Morgan Lavielle will join Comexposium in April 2022 as Group Corporate Communications and CSR Director.

COMEXPOSIUM S.A.S.

Teams in charge of events in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, representing Comexposium’s core business with professional and consumer brands such as SIAL Paris, All4Pack, Paris Retail Week, Foire de Paris, Rétromobile, Salons Solutions CSE…

Laurent NOEL

Managing Director, Network Division

Carine PRETERRE

Managing Director, Passions Division

Marie LAGRENEE

Group Sales Director

Ronen COHEN

Operations & Purchasing Director

Stéphane THUILLIER

Opportunities & Insights Director

Anne-Sophie DURAND

Acquisition & UX Director

Rozenn LE BERRE

Human Resources Director

Stéphan BOISSON

Information Systems Director

Wiliam BAZIN

Finance Director, Europe & Middle East

Laurent NOEL

Managing Director, Network Division

After completing his studies at university and business school, Laurent embarked on an international career in the world of exhibitions spanning almost 25 years. A

At Reed Exhibitions and Hyve Group, he developed business expertise in general management, overseeing multicultural teams and expanding businesses into new markets.

In 2017, Laurent joined the Comexposium Group, where he would contribute to integration and transformation projects.

He takes over the management of the Network division, dedicated to trade shows, with a portfolio of more than 50 events addressing a dozen industries and their communities.

Crédit Agricole Assurances has 5,300 employees and, together with its team of event managers, currently manages the development and animation of leading brands such as SIAL, MILIPOL, SILMO, SIMA, Paris Retail Week, INTERMAT, Solutrans, EQUIPAUTO, etc.

Carine PRETERRE

Managing Director, Passions Division

After graduating from EDHEC Business School, Carine began her career in FMCG, working at Coca-Cola France, where she developed her expertise in marketing and brand activation over the course of more than 9 years.

In 2012, Carine joined the Comexposium Group after gaining entrepreneurial experience, to take charge of the Foire de Paris, where she realigned the event’s positioning and enhanced its offering and visitor experience.

Since 2019, Carine has led the “Passions” Division, which focuses on consumer exhibitions, operating and managing around 15 brands across the whole of France such as the Foire de Paris, Paris International Agricultural Show, Rétromobile, Paris Games Week, Solutions CSE and Salon de la Photo, as well as Tourism and Do It Yourself events.

Marie LAGRENEE

Group Sales Director

After studying International Trade at University, Marie moved into the events sector, where she progressed her career within a range of different international organisations, including Easyfairs and Informa.

At Comexposium, she led the development of major brands within the sector – such as SIAL, CPhI and Milipol – both in France and at an international level, before being appointed Group Sales Director in 2022.

Marie leads a team of almost 100 people who work across all the Group’s exhibitions, serving our customers and working on both the commercial and customer relations aspects.

Ronen COHEN

Operations & Purchasing Director

A graduate in finance, Ronen Cohen began his career as a buyer at Orange, before joining Unibail-Rodamco Viparis as a senior buyer.

He then joined GIFAS (the French Aerospace Industries Association), where he developed his negotiation and event coordination skills while working on the Paris Air Show.artment.

Ronen joined the Comexposium Group in 2009, as head of the Purchasing department.

In 2019, as part of the group’s organisational transformation programme to improve cross-functional efficiency, he took up the role of Operations and Purchasing Director.

He manages all the teams involved in the design, production and provision of on-site event facilities, in conjunction with a network of service providers and exhibition venue managers.

Stéphane THUILLIER

Opportunities & Insights Director

After gaining a university degree in Marketing and graduating from Sciences Po, Stéphane embarked on a career that would be characterised by innovation, digital and forward-looking vision.

During his 8 years at Paris Saint Germain, he honed his marketing skills and developed an in-depth knowledge of the sports market, while in charge of Marketing & Communications and Business Development.

Stéphane joined the Comexposium Group in 2017 after gaining entrepreneurial experience, and played a key role in its transformation as Marketing and Digital Director in charge of Strategy, Content and Global Marketing.

His mission is to ensure that our events offering is in line with the needs of the market, to expand our brands’ audiences, and to engage with our communities.

Anne-Sophie DURAND

Acquisition & UX Director

 As a graduate of the IAE Lyon School of Management, Anne-Sophie began her career in events within market research and analysis.

In 2007, Anne-Sophie joined the Comexposium group where she became Sales, Marketing and Communication Manager, developing her expertise in digital.

Since 2019, she has held the position of Acquisition and UX Director, managing the levers that enable us to promote our brands and develop community loyalty and acquisition strategies, drawing on teams of CRM experts as well as omni-channel digital acquisition tools, developing media and below-the-line plans, and working on data activation.

She is passionate about digital marketing, and her key watchwords when it comes to leading her teams are “performance” and “creativity”.

Rozenn LE BERRE

Human Resources Director

After studying both Human Resources and Employment Law, Rozenn began her career at Microsoft France, where she developed business expertise in roles heading up various different Human Resources departments.

As Director for Social Affairs, she played a pivotal role in changing Microsoft’s ways of working. She was a pioneer in this area, thanks to her in-depth knowledge of information systems.

Rozenn joined the Comexposium Group in 2012 as Human Resources Director, to support with the Group’s expansion and transformation-related challenges.

Stéphan BOISSON

Information Systems Director

After graduating from the ISIMA engineering school, Stephan began his career with the LOXAM Group, where he became Head of the IT department, playing a key role in improving IT system performance.

After 3 years as Head of the IT department at Mazars, he joined SCC France, where he oversaw IT system transformation projects.

Stephan joined the Comexposium Group in 2019, as Group Information Systems Director.

Since then, he has contributed to its growth strategy and global expansion, as well as rolling out tools to enable hybrid working.

Wiliam BAZIN

Finance Director, Europe & Middle East

As a graduate of the ICN Graduate Business School, with a Master’s Degree in Management under his belt, William began his career as an auditor at Mazars, before taking up the position of Management Control Manager for Rexel and its subsidiaries.

William joined the Comexposium Group in 2014, where he progressed his career within various different Finance functions, supporting the Group with Management Control, shareholder changes, and consolidation and transformation projects.

In January 2021, he was appointed Finance Director, EMEA. William leads a team of 40 people working within Management Control, Sales Administration, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Corporate Accounting and General Services.

Subsidiaries

Around group functions, COMEXPOSIUM is organised around various subsidiaries, each specializing in a geographical area or sectoral expertise.

COMEXPOSIUM APAC

Elaine CHIA

CEO Asia Pacific, Comexposium

Elaine CHIA

CEO Asia Pacific, Comexposium

Elaine Chia is a media professional with over 20 years of experience.

Elaine started her career as a marketer and data scientist and then turned to one-to-one events.

She went on to create Sphere Exhibits, the events and exhibitions division of one of Asia’s largest media players, Singapore Press Holdings, which she grew from a start-up to a major player in South East Asia. As Managing Director of Sphere Exhibits and leading her team, she has achieved synergy between traditional media, digital offerings and product development through her events. Through several acquisitions and partnerships, it has developed a portfolio of both B2B and B2C events in various sectors.

She joins Comexposium in July 2018 to take up her role as CEO of the APAC region and contribute to the strategic direction of our group.

Subsidiary in charge of events in the Asia and Asia-Pacific region

: ad:tech, China Stationery Fair, GIIAS, iMedia, IMOS, Milipol Singapour, MMS, SIAL China…

Team

  • Andrew Yip
    Managing Director Comexposium China

  • Andrew Marriott
    Managing Director Comexposium Singapore Pte Ltd

  • Ryf Quail
    Managing Director Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

  • Jaswant Singh
    Managing Director Comexposium India

  • Yuko Furuichi
    CEO Comexposium Japan

COMEXPOSIUM US

Steve CORRICK

CEO Americas Comexposium

Steve CORRICK

CEO Americas Comexposium

Steve has over 30 years of experience in organising trade fairs and conferences, both in Europe and the USA.

After starting out in a commercial role with Andry Montgomery in London, he spent most of his career with UBM.

Steve has worked in many sectors, including food and high-tech. He was most recently Senior Vice President of UBM Advanced Manufacturing where he oversaw the creation, development and acquisition of numerous trade shows.

He joined Comexposium as CEO of the Americas region in 2016.

Subsidiary in charge of events in the Americas

SIAL Canada, SIAL America, Curve, International Franchise Expo, Cybertech…

Team

  • Raphael Camp
    President Curve
  • Sheila Fischer
    President MFV Expositions
  • Jaime Salazar
    LatAm Managing Director
  • Bianca Kennedy
    CEO Expo Canada France

COMEXPOSIUM HEALTHCARE

Séverine DUBARRY-BARDON

CEO Imcas

Séverine DUBARRY-BARDON

CEO Imcas

Séverine graduated from Assas University with a postgraduate degree in financial management. She began her career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen and then joined the Unibail-Rodamco group, where she developed her retail expertise as an Asset Manager and then Director of Operations.

In 2010 Séverine Dubarry-Bardon joined the Comexposium group as Director of the leisure and retail division. His evolution led him to take over the management of development to support the external growth of the group in the Americas, Asia and EMEA. In 2019, she becomes Group Strategy Director.

Since April 2021, Séverine Dubarry-Bardon has been CEO of COMEXPOSIUM HEALTHCARE, a subsidiary of the Comexposium group.

Company dedicated to cosmetic surgery conferences.

IMCAS, Practical Ophthalmology Workshops…

DG CONSULTANTS

Sophie GUERIN

Managing Director DG CONSULTANTS

Sophie GUERIN

Managing Director DG CONSULTANTS

With a postgraduate degree in Law and Administration of Audiovisual Communication, Sophie began her career in audiovisual production before being recruited by the France Telecom Group (Orange) to create an internal business television.

She then joined Wanadoo as brand manager and editor-in-chief of the Wanadoo portal, one of the pioneers of the Internet in France.

In 2005, Sophie joined DG Consultants as Director of Events with the objective of developing the Assises de la Sécurité and implementing new launches in the innovative format of business meetings.

In 2020, Sophie was appointed Managing Director of DG Consultants, a subsidiary of the Comexposium group which brings together all the group’s One to One formats, i.e. six annual events and numerous associated meetings

Company dedicated to business meetings and one-to-one formats in the retail, IT security and transport sectors

Les Assises, Ready For IT, One-to-One Monaco & Biarritz, Les Entretiens by Finaki, Top Transport & Top Logistics Europe…

WSN DEVELOPPEMENT

Frédéric MAUS

Managing Director WSN DEVELOPPEMENT

Frédéric MAUS

Managing Director WSN DEVELOPPEMENT

A graduate of Montpellier Business School and an MBA from ESCP, Frédéric Maus began his career in the retail and fashion sectors by successively joining Le Bon Marché, Printemps as a sales manager and then La Redoute, where he directed business development and the marketplace after an entrepreneurial experience.

In 2018, Frédéric Maus was appointed Managing Director of WSN Développement, a subsidiary of the Comexposium group in charge of events for the fashion, lingerie and accessories communities;

He manages a team of around forty people who run key events such as Who’s Next, Première Classe, Bijorhca, the Salon de La Lingerie and new event models such as DROP.

Company dedicated to fashion, accessories and lingerie events and shows

Who’s Next, Salon International de la Lingerie & Interfilière, Première Classe…

L’ÉTUDIANT

Chrystele MERCIER-CHAPLAIN

President L’ÉTUDIANT

Chrystele MERCIER-CHAPLAIN

President L’ÉTUDIANT

In 1989, Chrystèle Mercier-Chapain joined L’Etudiant, a subsidiary of the Comexposium group, and has continued to evolve over the past 30 years, successively as Sales Director, General Events Commissioner, Commercial Director, Deputy General Manager and then General Manager.

Since 2018, Chrystèle has been President of the L’Etudiant group, a reference platform in the education sector.

Leading career information media, organising more than a hundred hybrid fairs throughout France and attracting 4.7 million visitors to letudiant.fr (source Google Analytics 2022)

VINEXPOSIUM

Rodolphe LAMEYSE

General Director VINEXPOSIUM

Rodolphe LAMEYSE

General Director VINEXPOSIUM

A graduate of Kedge Bordeaux and holder of an MBA from HEC Paris, Rodolphe Lameyse began his career at Accenture in Paris and then joined the Adecco group in Lyon and Zurich.

He then became Marketing and Client Services Director at Reed Midem in France before moving to Singapore where he was Director of Food Hospitality Asia and Prowein Asia at UBM – Informa.

Rodolphe Lameyse returns to France in 2019 to take over the management of the Vinexpo group, which becomes Vinexposium in 2020.
As a specialist in the organisation of international trade events, he brings his experience and understanding of key markets to enable Vinexpo to accelerate its development, increase its market share and affirm its role as a global leader for all the players in the global wine and spirits industry.

A company jointly owned by Comexposium and the Bordeaux Gironde Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the world’s leading organiser of events dedicated to wines and spirits, welcoming more than 78,000 visitors from 140 countries and 5,900 exhibitors every year.

Wine Paris & Vinexpo Paris, Vinexpo Asia, Vinexpo America, Drinks America…

INSIGHT EVENTS DENMARK

Sarah ELHAUGE

Managing Director, Insight Events Denmark

Sarah ELHAUGE

Managing Director, Insight Events Denmark

Sarah joined Insight Events Denmark in 2007. With a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Organization and Management) from Copenhagen Business School, she has over the years occupied roles such as Sales Manager, Head of Sales and Marketing and Head of Business Development.

In 2020, she was appointed Managing Director for Insight Events Denmark, a company behind high level business events and conferences within IT, finance, legal etc.

Since 2011, Sarah has been involved in the development of the sub brand Building Green. Building Green is the leading brand for events within sustainable construction and architecture in Denmark. With Sarah’s involvement Building Green has developed from one event a year to more than 12 annual events both in Denmark and internationally.

This company organises business events, conferences and exhibitions within sectors such as finance, IT, legal, health and the rapidly growing sub brand Building Green. The company is characterised by a high level of entrepreneurship and launches new events every year.

IT-kontrakter, Build in Wood Hamburg, Build for Biodiversity…

INSIGHT EVENTS SWEDEN

Josefine LINDBLAD

Managing Director, Insight Events Sweden

Josefine LINDBLAD

Managing Director, Insight Events Sweden

Josefine joined the Event- and Conference Business in 2005 and started at Insight Events Sweden in 2006. Josefine holds Graduate Diplomas in Business Administration (Organisation & Communication Management), Education, Psychology, Political Science and PR from Stockholm University.

As well as a Master Degree in Consumer and Business Marketing & Finance. She has over the years occupied roles such as Project Manager, Senior Producer, Head of Production & Content, Head of Marketing etc.

Since taking over the role in 2018 as COO & CMO at Insight Events Sweden, and subsequently as the Managing Director from 2019, her aim has been to grow and strengthen the Event portfolio, together with the professionals working in the Swedish team aiming for quality content.

 

This company organises Business Events, Conferences and Exhibitions within sectors such as Public sector, Social work, Procurement, IT, Security, Finance, Health and the rapidly growing automotive event VECS – Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services. The company has a strong track record of launching and evolving market leading event brands for the Swedish market, delivering high quality content and key Industry Decision Makers and Influencers each year.

VECS – Vehicle Electronics & Connected Services.…

Comexposium worldwide

Most of the events organised by Comexposium are owned by the Group, which runs and operates these brands thanks to its expertise and sectoral knowledge: SIAL, All4Pack, Paris Retail Week, Foire de Paris, Rétromobile, CSE Solutions fairs, etc.

Other events are organised by Comexposium in partnership with sectoral organisations, such as the International Agricultural Show (Centre National des Expositions et Concours Agricoles), Paris Games Week (Syndicat des Editeurs de Logiciels de Loisirs), Equip’Auto (Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules) and Siec (Fédération des Acteurs du Commerce dans les Territoires)

Shareholding

Comexposium is a group jointly owned by the CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY PARIS ILE-DE-FRANCE, the Group’s historical shareholder, and by CREDIT AGRICOLE ASSURANCES since 2019.

The Paris Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports companies and businesses in the Paris Region in the development of their projects, represents them and defends their interests with the French public authorities.

Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paris Ile-de-France

It makes recommendations to boost growth, trains talent for the challenges of tomorrow and participates in the promotion of the capital region, notably with the support of the Grand Paris project.

Crédit Agricole Assurances, the leading insurer in France, brings together the insurance subsidiaries of Crédit Agricole. The Group offers a range of products and services in savings, retirement, health, provident and property insurance.

They are distributed by the banks of the Crédit Agricole Group in France and in 8 countries around the world, by wealth management advisors and general agents. Crédit Agricole Assurances companies cater to individuals, professionals, farmers and businesses. Crédit Agricole Assurances has 5,300 employees.