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EXHIBITION LIFEwww.exhibitionnews.co.uk 43PEOPLE MOVESThis month's movers and shakers include senior management recruits across the industry's largest suppliersicoh Arena has appointed a new business development manager to its sales force. Craig Cotterill (1) has joined the Midlands venue from InterContinental Hotels Group where he was business will depart from The Martin Mochan as Geoff Runcie has been by Elaine Hulse, Sam Moseley (2) last fi ve years at Finning CAT, Sarah CorbettSenior exhibitions marketing executive, William Reed Business MediaBEST THING ABOUT EXHIBITIONSIt sounds clichéd but watching everything come together onsite and great-looking stands with happy exhibitors and crowds of visitors waiting at the entrance to get in. It makes all the late nights worth it.TOP FRUSTRATIONNot having enough daylight hours in the eight weeks running up to a show.CROWNING MOMENTWinning Team of the Year at last year's Exhibition News Awards. We hadn't long been back from our spring cluster of shows and it was a great way to celebrate together.DREAM JOBEither managing the PR for rock band Kiss or shaking my tassles as a burlesque dancer.MOST UNUSUAL EVENTA fundraising event for the Bomber Command Memorial Fund with a big group of WW2 veterans (including my Grandpa, who was in the RAF). Seeing people queue up for over an hour to meet them was really special.INDIVIDUAL YOU MOST ADMIREOur operations team, who make it all come together seamlessly.BEST PIECE OF ADVICEMy headmaster's favourite phrase was 'you only get out what you put in'.SONG THAT SUMS YOU UPIt has to be I Love Rock and Roll by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. Dreadlock Holiday by 10CC is also a team favourite in the offi ce.FUNNIEST WORK MOMENTOne that springs to mind is of my colleague running around, heels in hand, in the fi nal moments before opening one of our shows looking for a promotional character who had gone AWOL, shouting 'has anyone seen the raisin?'2 MINUTES WITH...the largest Caterpillar dealer in the world. Benedict Morgan has joined as excellence manager and boasts of experience across a range of industry sectors including automotive, telecoms and food and beverage. Glenn Batty meanwhile, is Melville's new chief information offi cer. He has spent 10 years creating and implementing IT strategy in the retail marketing industry for major global brands and retailers such as Coca Cola and the InterContinental Hotels Group.Murray Ellis has been confi rmed as the permanent MD of National Boat Shows (NBS). He has been acting in the position since the departure of Andy Williams in February. Ellis' appointment comes as part of a restructure at NBS's parent company British Marine Federation that saw seven jobs redundancies across the entire group. Jo Austin (3) has been appointed head of sales for Lime Venue Portfolio, Compass Group UK and Ireland. Eric Rozenberg (4), president of Belgian-based Swantegy, has been recruited as non-executive chair of Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) global portfolio of meetings events. The IBTM products include AIME (Australia), EIBTM (Spain), CIBTM (China), GIBTM (Middle East) and AIBTM (US). Rozenberg's duties will see him contributing to the strategic development of the portfolio. Global MD of logistics provider Agility Fairs and Events Germany Edgar von der Heydt is retiring after 37 years. He is succeeded by Achim Rauser.Aztec Event Services has taken on an apprentice warehouse technician as part of the UK Government's Apprenticeship scheme. Archie Mortimer is aged 17 years and is tasked with preparing AV equipment.Business Travel and Meetings Show event director David Chapple has become an advisor to the board of directors at the Institute of Travel and Meetings UK and Ireland.development manager and responsible for fi ve properties across the UK. Richard Pegler NEC to take up a role with event services supplier and marketing consultancy group, Mayridge. He has been with The NEC for four years, beginning as a consultant before taking up the venue sales director's role two years ago. Pegler takes up the newly created group commercial director's role with Mayridge from September.SO Group has appointed industry personality group business development director. He previously held similar roles at Mondiale, Trinity Mirror, Ten Alps and Earls Court and Olympia and has experience in exhibition and events as well as outside the industry. SO Group chief executive Steve Barratt said Mochan's recruitment was essential for its plans to explore new markets and opportunities. The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has confi rmed two non-executive board members. Former CEO of the Aberdeen Chamber of Commerce recruited to the board after some time as a business consultant. He is joined bythe current exhibition director of Reed Exhibitions' Offshore Europe. The appointments follow the venue's call to fi nd three non-executive board members in April. Melville has several new faces on its team. has come on-board as its new commercial director. He brings experience in product and sales management and spent the R1234

GALLERY44 www.exhibitionnews.co.ukReaping the RewaRdsthe aeO excellence awards 2011 on 1 July brought 1,200 event industry professionals together at excel London to recognise achievements across the venue, organiser and supplier fields. CAPTIONSCentre above: A spot of Greek dancingCentre: The awards raised £8,200 for charity The Lord's TavernersAbove right: The Media 10 team with their awardMaking exhibitiOnsimproving events was the name of the game at the recent event and exhibiting show at the business design Centre. the exhibition is run by F2F events. CAPTIONSAbove: Going green with EquinoxRight and centre: Showcasing stand design at the show Bottom centre: ESSA drinks reception