easyFairs(R) Appoints New CEO and Unveils Plan to Double in Size in Three Years

Jan 14, 2010, 09:57 ET from easyFairs

BRUSSELS, January 14 /PRNewswire/ --

- Jean-François Quentin to Accelerate Company Growth and Consolidate Position as "Reference Brand" in Low Cost Trade-Shows

easyFairs, the world's leading organiser of time & cost-effective trade shows, today announced the appointment of Jean-François Quentin as its Chief Executive Officer, tasked to drive the next phase of development of the company.

In just five years easyFairs has grown from a handful of shows in two countries to a strong portfolio of more than 90 shows in 16 countries.

The company has used the economic slow-down to consolidate this growth while developing new show concepts. With positive signs of an economic upturn, easyFairs is preparing for the next chapter in its development story.

    The strategic objective is to double in size over the next three years by:

    - Increasing the size of existing shows
    - Launching 30 new shows per year
    - Making targeted acquisitions

Eric Everard, Executive Chairman and Founder of easyFairs said "We have a focused, winning team and I look forward to working in tandem with Jean-François Quentin in his new role as CEO. Jean-François has played a leading role at easyFairs since the very beginning, building the team that will drive our next round of expansion."

Jean-François Quentin is a founding member of the easyFairs management team and has served as Chief Operating Officer since March 2004. "I am very excited by the challenge of further developing easyFairs as the reference brand for low cost trade shows that deliver return on investment exhibitors, as well as excellent value for visitors' time. To do this we must maintain a focus on our proven strengths." said Quentin.

Eric Everard added "Peter Hazelzet has decided to step down from his role as CEO. I would like to thank Peter for his contribution to positioning easyFairs strategically and on a global basis during his tenure."

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