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EXHIBITION 43PEOPLE MOVESThis month's movers and shakers stretch across the globe and include venue, organiser and supplier management reshuffl esEarls Court and Olympia (EC&O) has appointed Sarah Bere (1) as exhibition sales manager. She will focus on managing key clients and acquiring new business, particularly for Olympia's Peter Poole (2) has joined as event manager Kristan Johnstone has become international Andy Meyer will now head Will Aylott (3) was formerly an account Dalrymple, who has been Webb joins from Ocean Heijmans as MD Info Paul Hughes as internal sales manager. the contract logistics division, Tom BorthenMarketing communications director, Prysm GroupBEST THING ABOUT EXHIBITIONSNothing comes close to the platform exhibitions provide for marketers. TOP FRUSTRATIONExhibitors blindly handing out leafl ets to anybody. CROWNING MOMENTWhile working for Fulham Football Club I delivered a marketing campaign that increased season ticket holders by almost 30 per cent in one summer.DREAM JOBPlaying for Exeter City FC.INDIVIDUAL YOU MOST ADMIREAs the new boy at Prysm the smart answer is Nick Moss (MD) but in all honesty I wouldn't have come to Bristol for just anybody. He's got bags of energy and passion.MOST UNUSUAL EVENTWhile at Earls Court & Olympia (EC&O) I worked on events ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous. The Great British Beer Festival sticks out, more for the eclectic audience. BEST PIECE OF ADVICELock your computer if you leave your desk when you're in the same offi ce as Nick Graham (EC&O senior sales manager and prankster).SONG THAT SUMS YOU UPI am a cider drinker by The Wurzels. Although these days, sadly, it's more like Coffee and TV by Blur.FUNNIEST WORK MOMENTWhile at IPC Media we exhibited at a country event and following a late session in the hotel bar, a colleague entertained us with naked Olympics in the corridor. Having been woken up, the group director furiously opened his door as the 'Olympian' toppled out of a handstand and into a heap at his doorway. Stifl ing laughter was one of the hardest things I've done.2 MINUTES WITH...and offers his experience in growing business activity.The Lincolnshire Events Centre (LEC) has promoted Jayne Southall (4) to director of the venue. The job, which combines work for the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society at the Lincolnshire Showground, sees Southall move up from fi nance manager.The chairman of Diversifi ed Exhibitions Australia Graeme Selby has stepped down after 36 years in the exhibition industry. He was MD of Australian Exhibition Services (AES) from 1982 until 2005 when he became chairman, focusing on spearheading opportunities across Asia. Chris Peacock, co-founder and managing director of Conference Care, will lead the Hotel Bookings Agents Association as chairman over the next 12 months. He previously assumed the roles of treasurer and vice-chairman of the HBAA and is supported by Zibrant MD Chris Parnham, who has been elected as vice-chair.GL events Owen Brown has recruited Jeremy Perkins within its commercial team. He has over 28 years' expertise in the provision of temporary structures for major events working for international companies. In his new role, Perkins will project manage key existing accounts for Owen Brown and have responsibility for business development.London-based event production company Event Concept has announced the promotion of Mark Smith to head of audio visual services and Jonathan Stewart to head of company operations.Information technology and AV rental fi rm DB Systems has grown its operations team with two new appointments. Jess Walters and Katy Stannard have joined as logistic co-ordinators.Digital design agency Big:group has appointed former Grass Roots staffer Debbie Donaldson as business development director.recently developed West Hall, and joins from NetJets where she held the position of corporate sales executive. UBM has made three appointments across its IFSEC International and Global Security Summit events. Poolefor IFSEC International, while Johnstoneevent manager for global IFSEC brands. up sales on the new Global Security Summit event.Coventry-based Ricoh Arena has appointed a new head of sales to drive exhibition, conference and meetings bookings at the venue. Aylottdirector at the ICC in Birmingham and has spent the past eight years in the events industry. He replaces Laurie Dalrymplepromoted to venue director. Centaur has appointed a new marketing manager to across the organiser's consumer shows. Gabi WebbMedia, where she was marketing manager across the wedding portfolio. Event technology specialists The Info Salons Group has appointed Wilbert HeijmansSalons Middle East to help bolster the company's presence in the region. He has been based in Dubai since 2007 and was group exhibitions director at Epoc Messe Frankfurt. Exhibition specialists Access Displays has recruited HughesHe joins the Access team from freight forwarding giants, DBSchenker, where he headed up new business development for E2341

GALLERY44 Media's ChristMas Party Mash Media hosted its annual Christmas party for the UK events industry at altitude 360 in Millbank, London on 21 december. the event went on until the early hours, giving the industry more than enough time to prove its hidden talent was to be found on the dancefloor.Right: Guests sparkled while enjoying each other's company and 360's outstanding London views at this year's Mash Christmas bashRight: Several of the exhibition industry's finest wore their biggest grins as they celebrated the end of 2011Sponsored by