WORLD – Global exhibition organiser dmg events has announced details of senior appointments to the company’s energy division for the Middle East, including president of its global energy portfolio.
UBM Live’s Paul Wilson (pictured) has been named as the new vice president of dmg events’ energy division for the Middle East. Wilson will take over from Christopher Hudson, who has been promoted to president of dmg events – global energy.
Hudson said: “dmg events owns and operates one of the largest portfolio of oil and gas events in the world today and offers real depth and opportunity for international companies to connect with the ever growing and sophisticated oil and gas sector.”
Wilson will oversee dmg’s Middle East portfolio, which includes oil and gas event ADIPEC and associated magazine, Pipeline, as well as specialist energy events, including The Oil Barons Charity Ball.
Spanning 42,000sqm, ADIPEC attracts more than 70,000 visitors, 6,300 conference delegates and 600 speakers.
“The teams have enjoyed great success to date and I am relishing the opportunity to work with them and grow the business further,” Wilson said of dmg event’s staff based in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Over the past 21 years Wilson has worked in Asia and Europe for Reed Exhibitions, Advanstar Communications, IIR and most recently UBM, while focusing on B2B events within the pharmaceutical, medical, oil and gas sectors.
He managed UBM’s London-based Pharmapack, MEDTEC and Care Shows, as well as Reed’s energy and marine events, including the Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen.
Simon Mellor, president of dmg events Middle East and Asia welcomed the appointment.
“We are pleased that Paul has agreed to join the business in Abu Dhabi; he is a talented individual with previous experience of the oil and gas industry and we are looking forward to developing our business with him.
“Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to watch him work, he will add value and a new dimension to the teams here in the region,” Mellor said.
Got a news story for EW? Email Melanie Gardiner
Join the conversation on Twitter, follow @ExhibitionWorld