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Neil held a variety of senior exhibition roles prior to joining FESPA in 2011, culminating as executive director at William Reed where he presided over a three-fold growth in event revenues from his division.
Since joining FESPA as Managing Director, the organisation has gone from strength to strength, experiencing remarkable growth. Neil has been instrumental in the launch of four new regional FESPA shows across the globe. In 2013 alone, more than 60000 printers visited a FESPA exhibition somewhere in the world. Neil was promoted to the position of CEO in 2013.
Neil gained sales experience in a series of media roles following his graduation from Thames Valley University, where he gained a degree in Modern European Studies. Neil also speaks fluent German.
Neil comments: “As the only organisation on the AEO Board that represents trade associations worldwide, FESPA anticipates that my involvement with the Board will enable our organisation to work with a variety of different people and exhibition organisers in countries where FESPA has no presence currently.”
Following periods spent both studying and working in Germany and Spain, Michael graduated University with an honours degree in languages and quickly established a successful career specialising in sales and marketing for leading exhibition venues across the world.
Joining FESPA in 2003, he has become a respected key member of the team and organised more than 40 global exhibitions with FESPA. Through a dedication and passion for print and the people involved, Michael has been instrumental at the inception and execution of FESPA activities in Mexico, Brazil, Eurasia and South Africa. He works closely with the events teams to recognise market trends and launch new products and feature areas throughout the FESPA portfolio. Away from print, Michael is kept busy by his wife, dog, travelling, healthy lifestyle and sports.
James has over 20 years’ experience in Sales having worked in advertising, sales and exhibitions prior to joining FESPA in 2005. James works across the global portfolio of exhibitions that are delivered by FESPA, particularly focusing on the European and Asian Markets.
James is a dad to two great kids which takes up a lot of his time, however he can sometimes be found in the 19th after a round of golf and enjoys socializing with family and friends.
Simona has 14 years' experience in international marketing within the B2B exhibitions industry.
Coming from a varied industry background (ranging from diesel and gas engine manufacturers, to international building and interiors events, and now wide-format print industry), Simona is keen to continue to learn and build on her knowledge wherever she can.
Simona is responsible for the commercial success and the day-to-day delivery of all marketing activities for FESPA’s exhibitions portfolio, as well as driving the corporate communications strategy for FESPA as a Federation.
In her private life, Simona’s big passion lies with food, music, running and spending time with her family.
Graeme is an enthusiastic print specialist with over 30 years’ experience in the screen and wide format digital printing industries, with knowledge acquired through hands-on design, production, sales, and operations management.
Graeme has a comprehensive understanding of printing processes, leading the goal of creating outstanding print that stimulates brand engagement through practical innovation.
As FESPA’s Head of Associations and Technical Lead he presents on technical topics at conferences and seminars. Graeme also provides in-house expertise to support the Print Make Wear, Printeriors and the new Colour L*A*B* features at FESPA’s exhibitions.
Graeme has been recently inducted as a Member of the ASDPT, the US based Academy of Screen and Digital print technologies following his nomination by Michel Caza.
Mallika has held many senior posts as Finance Director, Financial Controller and Head of Finance and worked in a large range of sectors, from places such as ASOS to SME’s and start-up companies.
At FESPA, Mallika manages the finance department as well as assists the CEO Neil in strategic decisions. She is part of the SMT (Senior Management Team) and the Finance Committee.
Outside of FESPA, being Australian, she loves the hot sun and beach and takes every opportunity to sunbake. She loves the sea, but in the UK, she settles for Stand-Up Paddleboarding predominately on canals, rivers and lakes. She loves good food and spending time with friends.
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