Fiona Jeffery Appointed Chairman of Worl Travel Market
The day to day running of the global business event in London is to be undertaken by Craig Moyes, recently appointed Exhibition Director. He has spent 15 years in the exhibition industry, including experience in travel and tourism sectors.
In announcing the management changes, Richard Mortimore, Managing Director of RTE said: “Many congratulations to Fiona, who has been responsible for driving and developing the World Travel Market brand for 20 years. Her contribution to the evolvement and growth of the event has been exemplary.
“Craig Moyes appointment means that she will have more time to concentrate on key aspects of the business, including the development of partnerships. She will also continue her role as spokesperson for World Travel Market.”
Jeffery was instrumental in helping take these issues up the industry agenda. She has also increased the internationalism of World Travel Market and ensured its leading role as a major global business forum for the travel and tourism industry.
She founded Just a Drop on behalf of the international industry nine years ago, highlighting the importance of clean water, particularly for children under the age of five whose immune systems are unable to cope with dirty water. The charity, of which she is Chairman, has raised nearly $1.6m and helped over 800,000 children and their families living mostly in remote areas in 24 countries.
Moyes says he is looking forward to the new challenges of World Travel Market. He added: “There is no other business event on earth like World Travel Market and I feel privileged and delighted to be involved”.
In 1993, Moyes and his business partner successfully launched China International Boat Show in Shanghai, managing the event until 1996.
Pictures on our online picture library of Fiona Jeffery (ref. WTM07- 003) and Craig Moyes (Ref. WTM07- 001) accompany this release. See notes below . For further media information telephone Jane Larcombe on +44(0)1892 785071 or email email@example.com WORLD TRAVEL MARKET ONLINE PICTURE LIBRARY High resolution World Travel Market pictures can be accessed speedily and efficiently via the World Travel Market Online Picture Library. This service is free of charge. Log on to www.wtmlondon.com • Click on Press & PR on left hand side of screen, and use the quick links to then click to enter online picture library. When prompted, please login by keying in your name and company for our records. • You will find a wide selection of logos, general views and specific pictures with captions, depicting aspects of the event. These will be regularly updated. • Click on the thumbnail of your choice to see a larger version of the picture • Click on the download button in the left margin • Save as a jpg. file • Open the file after saving to your system. NOTES TO EDITORS Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading organiser of exhibitions and conferences. Reed brings together over 90,000 suppliers and more than 5.5 million buyers from around the world every year generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held in 38 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organised by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed’s portfolio of over 460 events serves 52 industry sectors, including: aerospace and defense, building and construction, design, electronics, energy, oil and gas, entertainment, food and hospitality, gifts, healthcare, IT/telecoms, jewellery, manufacturing, marketing and business services, pharmaceuticals, property, publishing, sport and recreation, transport and logistics and travel. Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field. Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier, a FTSE 100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider, with revenues in excess of £4.8 billion (US$ 8.4 billion) (2004). Reed Travel Exhibitions organise 17 events worldwide, including World Travel Market, Arabian Travel Market, C.I.S. Travel Market, EIBTM, British Travel Trade Fair, Asia Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME), International Golf Travel Market, Top Resa, Mediterranean Travel Fair, ICCA Exhibition, in association with the ICCA Congress, International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), La Cumbre, City Break, China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), Latin American & Caribbean Incentive & Meetings Exhibition (LACIME), Gulf Incentive Business Travel & Meetings (GIBTM) and Asia Luxury Travel Market (ALTM). For further press information, please visit the Reed Travel Exhibitions’ website on www.reedtravelexhibitions.com