Fespa has appointed Neil Felton to the position of Managing Director, Exhibitions & Events, reporting to CEO Nigel Steffens.
Felton’s appointment is effective from May 11th 2011. He replaces Frazer Chesterman, who is leaving Fespa to pursue a career opportunity in a non-competitive event organisation.
Felton is a highly experienced exhibitions director, having most recently held the position of executive director for exhibitions at William Reed Business Media, an organisation with a portfolio of business-to-business events in the food and drink sectors.
He comments; “I’m delighted to be joining Fespa at such an exciting time in the organisation’s history. I have always relished directing exhibitions that serve specific business sectors and their stakeholders, and I’m enthusiastic about getting to know and understand the global wide-format print community that Fespa serves.”
“Fespa’s growth in the last six years has been phenomenal, yet in several regions and market segments this is only the tip of the iceberg. Undoubtedly there are still untold opportunities for Fespa to bring together print service providers and their suppliers, and to create environments where the community can share its collective technical and commercial knowledge and expertise. I look forward to meeting with exhibitors and visitors in the coming months to find out how Fespa can continue to meet their evolving expectations.”
Felton will direct Fespa’s international portfolio of exhibitions, which includes the flagship Fespa 2013 event (London), Fespa Digital 2012 (Barcelona), Fespa Asia 2011 (Singapore), Fespa Mexico (2011, 2012, Mexico City) and Fespa Americas 2012 (Miami). Fespa’s exhibition sales, operations, marketing and events teams will report to Neil.