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Emerald Expositions appoints new president and CEO

Emerald Expositions has appointed Sally Shankland as president and CEO of the company. She takes over from interim president and CEO Phil Evans, who stepped in to fill the role of departed long-time leader David Loechner. Shankland has previously served as CEO of UBM Americas, where she oversaw the $972m acquisition of Advanstar, and merged six divisions across North/South America into one unified...

James Rees elected new ICCA President

ExCeL London’s Executive Director James Rees was elected the new President of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) at the General Assembly during the association’s 57th Congress in Dubai, 11 November. He was first elected to the ICCA Board in 2012 and became Vice-President in 2017. In a powerful speech to delegates, Rees said: “I will use ICCA’s strengths to drive inn...

Turkish President Erdogan opens new Istanbul airport

The first phase of the new Istanbul Airport, which is set to be the largest airport in the world, recently opened with an elaborate ceremony on 29 October. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan led the proceedings on the 95th anniversary of the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. The airport’s first phase consists of a main terminal building of 1.4m sqm, two runways, an air traffic control towe...

Reed Exhibitions appoints new US president

Herve Sedky, President of Reed Exhibitions (RX) Americas, has announced a change to the company’s leadership structure in the US. Debbie Evans, currently the President of RX South East Asia and Australia, is moving to the US to take on the role of President, RX US. Debbie currently runs an RX business spanning 5 countries and over 50 events. Prior to this, she held the position of managing directo...