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Exhibition World Issue 76
Issue 76
Supplement: Basque Country
Supplement: Bright lights, big cities
posted on: 26/6/2012 10:10:55

AUSTRALASIA - As part of its ongoing organisational re-structure, Business Events Sydney (BESydney) has appointed Kristian Nicholls General Manager of Business Development. He takes up the post from October 2012.

Nicholls has 10 years’ experience in national and international relationship management, account management and bidding and was most recently the Director of Venues for industry supplier, Staging Connections. Previously, he held senior roles at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, as Director of Sales – Asia, Sales Development Manager – International and as Convention Operations Manager.

BESydney CEO, Lyn Lewis-Smith said: “Kristian is a welcome addition to BESydney’s executive team. This is the first of a number of new appointments across the company that we will be making. We are growing the team for the future. Targets for the coming years are ambitious.”

Nicholls added: “I am delighted to be joining the experienced and focused team at BESydney at such an exciting point in the event landscape for both Sydney and New South Wales. The redevelopment of the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct, and other major event infrastructure already completed and planned, will ensure that Sydney is well positioned to build on its success in the domestic and international event markets.”

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