A leading international events company, Dmg events has appointed Mel Shah as the Vice President of its Energy Sector, Asia.

Shah will grow the company’s energy events in Asia, which currently include Bangkok’s Future Energy Asia, the Gas Asia Summit held in Singapore and Jakarta’s Gas Indonesia Summit. Development in South East Asia will further boost the company’s portfolio of global energy events, which already includes two of the world’s largest oil and gas shows: Gastech and ADIPEC.

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”, he added.

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.

A statement signed by its Corporate Communications Executive, Nathanielle Townsend and made available to Maritime Bits said: “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.”

dmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines and 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.

Founded in 1989, the company which has its headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirate (UAE) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust Plc (DMGT) one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.


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