WORLD – International events company, dmg events, has appointed Andy Stuart as the new vice-president of the company’s Design and Hospitality Division for the Middle East and Asia.
He will take over responsibility from Mike Allsopp following his retirement in September this year.
Stuart will oversee expansion of the portfolio’s events into new territories and sectors.
For the past four years Stuart has headed UBM’s largest event portfolio, Design and the Built Environment, which comprised five large scale events, five large conferences, numerous awards programmes and digital platforms.
He also has years of operational experience throughout UK & Europe, India, Russia, UAE, China and the USA. He also launched and sold his own exhibition business to UBM.
dmg events, owns and operates interior design events including INDEX, which celebrated 25 years this year and The Hotel Show in Dubai – the region’s largest gathering of the expanding hospitality segment.
Simon Mellor, president dmg events Middle East & Asia, said: “dmg events offers real depth and opportunity for international companies seeking to connect with the ever growing and sophisticated Middle East design and hospitality sectors. With events in Saudi, Kuwait and a number of launches planned within the region, we’re very active”.
He added: “We’re excited that Andy Stuart is joining the business in Dubai; he’s a real talent and someone we’re looking forward to collaborating with.”