August 18, 2016
dmg events – Middle East, Asia & Africa, a leading international exhibitions company, has announced the recruitment of two high-profile senior executives as it looks to drive greater growth in its successful Design and Hospitality divisions.
Tony Crinion has been welcomed as Portfolio Director for Design and Ray Tinston as Portfolio Director for Hospitality, as the two sectors prepare for a period of new launches and expansion. Crinion will work across Index Dubai and the inaugural edition of Index North Africa and Workspace, while Tinston will take charge of the Hotel Show Dubai, Hotel Show Saudi Arabia, the Leisure Show, and Piscine Middle East.
“I am delighted that we have been able to bring on board both Tony and Ray and feel that we have secured absolutely the very best candidates to help deliver the exciting and ambitious expansion plans for the Design and Hospitality Divisions,” said Andy Stuart, Vice President - Design & Hospitality. “They are highly experienced event professionals who have significant experience in their respective sectors, which will really compliment the already strong senior team we have in place.”
The newly recruited senior executives will also lead a series of much-anticipated international launches scheduled to debut in 2017 as dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa presses home its strategy of geo-adapting successful brands to drive expansion into new markets. Their breadth of experience will play a key role in building these new events, as Stuart explained: “I have had the pleasure of working with Tony previously at UBM, where he led Interiors UK, Decorex and Sleep events before immersing himself even further into the design industry by becoming MD of one of our exhibitors – Parker Farr.”
“Four years on ‘the other side of the fence’ leaves him uniquely placed to help lead the growth and development of our design portfolio,” he added.
“Ray also benefits from a strong sector related background, having previously worked on Hotelympia, our own Hotel Show and subsequently across a number of hospitality and leisure industry events across the Middle East during his seven years in the region,” Stuart concluded.
The new recruits are in place now and are already making their presence felt as dmg events - Middle East, Asia & Africa heads into a busy second half of 2016 and gears for an exciting programme of new events in 2017.