dmg events, an international exhibition company, have appointed Andy Stuart as the new Vice President of the company's Design and Hospitality Division for the Middle East and Asia. Andy will take over responsibility from Mike Allsopp following his retirement in September this year. Andy will oversee the current portfolio of marketing leading events, developing and evolving the division with expansion into new territories and sectors.
Andy has had a remarkable career to date that has spanned the past 16 years. During the past four years he has headed UBM's largest event portfolio, Design and the Built Environment, which comprised of 5 large scale events, 5 large conferences, numerous awards programs and digital platforms. His past experiences includes numerous show launches, awards, publications, digital based communities with operational experience throughout UK & Europe, India, Russia, UAE, China and the USA. Prior to joining UBM Andy launched and sold his own exhibition business to UBM, highlighting his entrepreneurial expertise and his ability to push the boundaries, take calculated risks and fulfil the role of business owner.
dmg events, owns and operates the region's leading interior design events including INDEX, which celebrated 25 years of serving the market this year. In addition the portfolio includes The Hotel Show, Workspace and the newly launched Covering Middle East brand. The Hotel Show hosted in Dubai is the region's largest gathering of the expanding hospitality segment.
Simon Mellor, President dmg events Middle East & Asia, commented "dmg events offers real depth and opportunity for international companies seeking to connect with the ever growing and sophisticated Middle East design and hospitality sectors. With events in Saudi, Kuwait and a number of launches planned within the region we're very active". He added "We're excited that Andy Stuart is joining the business in Dubai, he's a real talent and someone we're looking forward to collaborating with. I am confident that Andy will add real value and a new dimension to the teams in Dubai".
"I am delighted to be joining dmg events Design & Hospitality portfolio at such an exciting time. With an existing stable of market leading events together with ambitious growth plans, this role presents me with a fantastic opportunity. I am greatly looking forward to adding my experience of the sector to the considerable expertise and knowledge of the existing team to successfully take the business forward", commented Andy Stuart.