dmg events has named Matt Denton as its new president for Middle East, Asia and Africa operations.
The appointment comes as the company seeks to expand its global operations.
Matt Denton first joined dmg world media in 1998 as head of marketing for the UK consumer shows. He was tasked with overseeing the Daily Mail Ideal Home and Ski and Snowboard Shows.
Upon leaving dmg in 2003, he became marketing director at Turret RAI and XPO Group, before becoming the UK group events director for Expomedia Group where he managed the integration of events.
Denton first entered Dubai’s business landscape as commercial director for Turret Middle East.
In December 2010, he rejoined dmg events Middle East and Asia as vice president and handled The Big 5, the region’s largest construction event where he was instrumental in its growth from a single show in Dubai to multiple shows across the GCC and India.
Last year, Denton moved to dmg’s US operation as president, overseeing the global digital marketing portfolio with offices in the US, Japan, UK, Australia, New Zealand and India, before moving back to Dubai following his recent appointment.
Denton said: “I am really excited to be returning to the UAE and getting reacquainted with the products and teams I know so well. Although many things remain very familiar, much has changed in the time that I was away from the Middle East. There are many new faces and new initiatives and dmg events has grown exponentially across the region. I look forward to working closely with the teams, stakeholders and partners to continue this growth in the years to come.”
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Matt for a very long time and he has always illustrated strong entrepreneurial skills in both developing and launching events. I was delighted to be instrumental in persuading him to rejoin dmg events in 2010 and I am pleased that he will now take the helm of our Middle East, Asia and Africa portfolio,” said Geoff Dickinson, CEO, dmg events.