EXHIBITION LIFEwww.exhibitionnews.co.uk 53PEOPLE MOVESA reshuffl e across Reed's international meetings exhibition portfolio and new chiefs at UBM and ITE lead this month's movers and shakersylie Hopkins (1) has joined Melville GES, part of the GES Global Network, as an exhibitor services project manager offering space-only solutions on all shows where Melville is the appointed Graeme Barnett (2) as Torrens, the IBTM head of Gary Payne as Andrew Mosley Daniel Whittemore as the new sales manager for has joined The Grew, for a move to the studio.Heidi CotsworthExhibition manager, Mack Brooks ExhibitionsBEST THING ABOUT EXHIBITIONSBringing an industry together. There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction. I love technology, but there are things it cannot replace; human interaction is one of them. TOP FRUSTRATIONBad manners. It costs nothing to be polite. CROWNING MOMENTCreating and managing what was deemed the most successful Trade Credit Insurance Industry Dinner ever, by the MD and attendee feedback. This pushed the boundaries in terms of the type of venue used and format. I'm a fi rm believer in the old saying that if you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got.DREAM JOBProfessional dressage rider. Horses are a passion of mine. Ideally this would be in Andalucia - I love Spain.INDIVIDUAL YOU MOST ADMIREStephen Brooks [MD of Mack Brooks], for continual innovation and being a voice of the industry. MOST UNUSUAL EVENTA staff incentive event to the Great Wall of China. BEST PIECE OF ADVICEImprovise, adapt and overcome - it's a saying from the US military I heard when I was 17. Some things just stick. SONG THAT SUMS YOU UP It's My Life by Bon Jovi. One of the best concerts I've been to was theirs at Wembley Stadium in 1993. FUNNIEST WORK MOMENTWhen my previous manager sent a company-wide email on my last day saying I was leaving for pastries new. The phone calls and emails brought tears of laughter. As you can see, I didn't become a baker.2 MINUTES WITH...UBM has appointed Dame Helen Alexander (4) as its new chairman following John Botts' decision to retire from the publishing and events group's board. Alexander is also chairman of the Port of London Authority, Incisive Media and deputy chairman of esures Group Holdings. She is also a non-executive director of the Rolls-Royce Group, senior adviser to Bain Capital and chancellor of the University of Southampton. ITE Group has announced its chairman Iain Paterson has stepped down after 10 years with the internationally focused exhibition organiser. He has been replaced by Marco Sodi, who was appointed non-executive director and chairman designate on 1 February.Visit York tourism body has recruited Nick Cust OBE as its new chairman following the retirement of John Yeomans, who held the post for four years. Cust has 25 years' experience in commercial business management experience and a background of business growth and profi tability in consumer leisure markets. Maria Scullion is the new head of conference and events sales at The Kia Oval, a venue offered as part of Lime Venues Portfolio and the home ground of Surrey County Cricket Club.GL events Owen Brown has made two commercial team appointments. Tom Alldread joins as account executive, while new apprentice Bethany Cornelius will support the marketing department and was recruited through the government apprenticeship scheme.Trade AV rental company PSCo Rental has expanded its team by recruiting Rowena Wilks as an account manager. She will team up with event, production and experiential account managers to provide AV solutions at events.4D Design has welcomed two new members to its team. Ross Curran joins as account manager from Centaur Exhibitions, while former Rapiergroup staffer Alex Giles has taken the post of graphic designer.contractor. She was most recently senior sales executive on Ocean Media Group's Boat and Caravan Show and previously worked for Expo Management and the Australian Direct Marketing Association in Sydney.Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) has reshuffl ed its international meetings exhibition team after Steve Knight quit to join Centaur's new Meetings Show UK. The organiser has appointed EIBTM exhibition director interim event director for AIBTM. He will also retain his role on EIBTM. During Barnett's sojourn in the US, EIBTM will be managed by Mandy Torrensmarketing and buyer programmes who ran EIBTM from 2005-2009.The Meetings Industry Association (MIA) has appointed its chairman and as vice-chairman, while voting in a new board and council. Both have served on the MIA council previously and are well-known fi gures within the UK meetings industry. Payne is also director at One Great George Street and Mosley is general manager of The Grand Brighton.Silverstone Circuits has appointed (3)its state-of-the-art exhibition, conferencing and event facility, the Silverstone Wing. He has been working at Silverstone for 12 years and spent the last six years managing the corporate sales team.Shaun Moseling Oasis Graphic Co as a printer and fi nisher in the print room. His arrival will free current printer technician, Bradley K2341
back page54 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukLAST WORDThe joys of parking and an ex-president famous for enjoying a Cuban cigar are part of our round-up of the latest exhibitions from around the worldThe king's Hall in belfast recently hosted the New age psychic Holistic Fair, which featured psychics, readers and fortune tellers. Visitors could sample aura, palm and tarot card readings, plus a wide range of natural therapies such as reflexology, Indian head massage, aura cleansing, reiki, metamorphic technique and aromatherapy oils.We could have benefited from some betting clairvoyancy before the latest Masters golf tournament.Park and Ride fills a blind spotExhibition News has always considered checking your mirrors, reversing and making sure the glovebox is closed to be the full extent of parking etiquette.How wrong we were, when we discovered the Parking Industry Exhibition (PIE) held in Chicago on 18-21 March was "dedicated to advancing research, education and professional development for parking professionals," according to America's National Parking Association (NPA) president Christine Banning. The PIE show featured more than 40 seminars and nearly 100 regional and national exhibitors. On the show's first day, NPA Parking Consultants Council chair Chuck Cullen presented a three-hour seminar 'Boot Camp-Parking 101', featuring expert advice on operations, auditing, personnel management and technology. NPA members then presented a panel on 'Revenue Control Best Practices', a guest speaker who may be better suited to fronting a cigar expo is taking his oratory talents to the Solar power International 2012 trade show and conference later this year.Former US president bill clinton will be keynote speaker at this year's edition in Orlando, Florida, on 10-13 September. The organiser said clinton is the best-known public figure to speak at the event to date."Having president clinton keynote Solar power International presents a fantastic opportunity for solar energy professionals attending in Orlando," said Solar energy Industries association president Rhone Resch. "His leadership and commitment to expanding the use of solar energy - both in the US and the developing world - makes him one of our industry's strongest advocates. We are honoured to welcome president clinton to Orlando and to hear his vision on elevating solar to the next level." We expect clinton to shine at the event.PRez POWeRfeaturing a discussion on monthly audit control and how to consistently manage revenue for multiple locations.To wrap up proceedings, Banning shared industry research on population trends and a comprehensive parking industry rate study, while Brandy Stanley gave a presentation on her experiences as the first parking manager for Las Vegas.Looks like we had a blind spot before coming across this exhibition.Up in smokeFor a show where exhibitors are actively hoping for visitors to disappear away from their stands in a puff of smoke, look no further than the 80th annual International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Convention. The show, which runs from 2 to 6 August at the Orange County Convention Center One exhibition hoping not to raise too much of a stink is heading to Wisconsin later this year. The 2012 North american Manure expo will be at the United States Department Of agriculture (USDa) Dairy Forage Research center Farm at prairie du Sac, Wisconsin on 22 august.The expo will focus on "professional Manure Management" and will include commercial field demonstrations showcasing manure application technology. Hands-on product and safety presentations will also be a part of the day. Let's hope there's no muck-raking from exhibitors both during and after the show.MAnuRe MeeTMySTiC MegSin South Orlando, Florida, is on a roll, having already attracted an impressive list of exhibitors for the summer event. These include the General Cigar Company, Fantasia Hookah Tobacco, Zippo Manufacturing Company and Padron Cigars. No doubt visitors are hoping the real-life demonstrations will light up the expo. But we still think they should have aimed for former president Clinton (see top right).Royal ribbon cut: HRH prince charles opens the 2012 Ideal Home Show. celebrities george clarke, Myleene klass, Laurence Llewelyn-bowen, Suzi perry and gregg Wallace joined Media 10 MD Lee Newton on the podium.