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EXHIBITION 43PEOPLE MOVESFemale executives across UK exhibition venues, organisers and suppliers dominate this month's list of appointments and promotionsOS Media's Vitality show and marketing manager Leigh Fergus has resigned to take up the events and marketing manager's position at publisher Hay House. No direct replacement has Moore, formerly Dave Bonaparte to Alison Willis has left the Tanner (1) has returned to Lisa Hatswell (2) has stepped down her departure from The EDF Nicola Greenaway-FullerMarketing and operations director, Niche EventsBEST THING ABOUT EXHIBITIONSCreating something from an idea that comes to life onsite with exhibitor and visitors both having a fantastic experience.TOP FRUSTRATION Exhibitors who do not set themselves objectives and decide not to take part in free pre­show marketing and stand training. They get to the event and sit on their stand not engaging with visitors and then give a great show negative feedback.CROWNING MOMENTLaunching and growing Counter Terror Expo. All aspects of the event have grown enormously in three years and in a tough climate.DREAM JOBA racing car driver. I love driving fast!INDIVIDUAL YOU MOST ADMIREIt would have to be Peter Jones [Niche Events MD] because he won't talk to me if I don't say that. Seriously, Peter is one of the most positive people I have ever met. He has enormous passion and energy and is never willing to give up. He also supports and empowers his staff and is not afraid to get his hands dirty when needed.BEST PIECE OF ADVICEFrom Phil Soar: Sell space, deliver visitors and bank cheques - everything else is a waste of time. SONG THAT SUMS YOU UPFrank Sinatra's My Way.FUNNIEST WORK MOMENT Peter and I had been out to dinner with clients at a very nice hotel in Singapore. Afterwards as we made our way across the hotel foyer, Peter decided to give me a shove across what he thought was a glass fl oor panel in the lobby. In fact it was an open pond with prized coy carp. I ended up knee deep in fi sh!2 MINUTES WITH...Energy London Eye and Moya Maxwell of the Royal Opera House has taken the reins as acting chairman. However, Hatswell will be staying on as the venue group's fi rst GM.Design and build agency 3D Exhibits has recruited Dara LaMere (3) as its new director of international. LaMere will apply her 16 years of industry expertise to the management of 3D Exhibits' base of clients.VisitBrighton Convention Bureau partner Brighton Dome has appointed Delphine Cassara as its permanent conference and events sales manager and Helen Rouncivell as marketing administrator. Both report to senior conference and events sales manger Donna Miller, who has just returned from maternity leave. The newly extended team (4) is tasked with promoting the historic building as a venue of choice for corporate, private events, exhibitions and award ceremonies.Loraine Holdcroft has stepped down as Business Travel Market's (BTM) director of VIP hosted buyer programme after three years. She has been part of the BTM team from the beginning. A replacement has not yet been announced. Rachel Coker has joined Midlands-based badging company RefTech Services as project manager. She takes on responsibility for strengthening the company's management procedures in delivering badging for conferences and exhibitions globally. Simon Etchells has been appointed as EMEA VP at Hotelzon. He previously held senior sales marketing and business development roles with Nokia and Microsoft. Roni Huttunen has also been appointed as VP, Nordics. Prior to Hotelzon, he was responsible for the SAS Group's corporate sales in Finland as sales director.IT contractor Etherlive has appointed Steve Birnage as senior account manager. He joins the growing sales team from Max Wi-Fi, where he was commercial director.been confi rmed, but Fergus said the organiser will be appointing a show manager in due course.Nick Dugdale-Mooreinternational sales manager at Reed Exhibitions UK, has joined global exhibition association UFI as business development manager. The new role was created to help the association grow its revenues through sponsorship across its events, publications, education platforms and website. Reed has also promoted senior vice-president for its JCK Brands globally. The position covers both exhibitions and magazines. UBM's International Confex director organiser to become commercial director at Brand Events. She spent 10 years at UBM. News of her replacement was imminent at time of press.Lisa Tannerthe Ricoh Arena to take up the role of business development manager alongside other new recruit Craig Cotterill. Tanner started as a Saturday assistant in Coventry City Football Club's shop and she now returns to the City to take up her position at the Ricoh Arena, home to CCFC since their relocation from Highfi eld Road in 2005. Tanner is responsible for developing exhibition business and was most recently at The NEC in Birmingham.Unique Venues of London (UVL) has announced some changes to its board which includes the formation of a general manager's role. Hatswellas UVL chairman following V1234

GALLERY44 dAy At the rAcesNinety five of the exhibition industry's finest joined EN for our first race day at sandown Park on 14 september. the day was sponsored by AsP and kicked off with the first-ever EN Question time. this was followed by a champagne reception, three-course meal and an afternoon of racing.Easyfairs' Matt Benyon (right) and N200's Peter Phillips (centre top)during EN's Question Time discussionTop: Mark Moloney (left) and Andy Center during EN Question Time. The panel also included Paul Byrom and Rob Nathan (far right centre)Far right bottom: Ian Allchild and Media 10's Lee NewtonAbove right: The AEO's Austen Hawkins with F2F Events' Tom TrevertonCentre and far right: Punters networked with peers then tried their luck on the horses - with mixed success