|ADIPEC alone saw more than 145,000 attendees from 159 countries visit Abu Dhabi in November 2018.
“Mel has a deep understanding of operating successful entrepreneurial ventures in Asia and India,” said Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events. “The addition of his expertise and senior leadership experience to our energy portfolio in South East Asia will help us capitalise on the opportunities this region offers our growing business.”
Shah’s two decades of experience span the energy, digital, manufacturing, food and hospitality sectors in Asia. Previous roles have seen him develop business units for organisations such as Montgomery Exhibitions, Fiera Milano, Deutsche Messe, Messe Frankfurt India and Informa. He has also had successful entrepreneurial ventures building his own trade fair operations.
Shah is set to take over a strong portfolio of energy events that already enjoy ministerial patronage and support from each of their host nations. Government support is underpinned by the involvement of dmg events’ global key accounts, stakeholders and partners. Shah will develop these existing events further with the help of his ambitious and diverse team in Singapore. In addition, he will look to build new launch businesses in Asia to consolidate dmg events’ position in this fast-growing region.
“dmg events’ established global portfolio, driven leadership and my growth-focused remit in this exciting and diverse region is an amazing opportunity, one which I am proud to have,” said Shah. “I am looking forward to building our portfolio of energy events in the region, creating new launches and working alongside our young team.”
About dmg events
dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.
dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000 attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows and energy events like ADIPEC and Gastech. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.co.uk), one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), an international portfolio of information, media and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange. DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of around £1.5bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis, insight, events, news and entertainment.
DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.