Easyfairs has announced the appointment of Josh Brooks, previously publisher of Packaging News and Electronics Weekly, as business development director – packaging.
Easyfairs is the organiser of a global portfolio of packaging events which spans 38 events across 19 cities and 12 countries, attracting over 100,000 visitors and 3,500 exhibitors each year.
Reporting to global brand director Paul MacDonald, Brooks’ remit will have three key focuses: research and find new territories for the company’s existing event brands; identify opportunities for the launch of new brands within the packaging sector, and to develop the content strategy for the group’s growing packaging portfolio.
“I couldn’t be more delighted to have attracted someone of Josh’s calibre from within the packaging industry,” commented MacDonald “He comes with an excellent reputation, great connections and knowledge of the global packaging industry that is second to none.”
Brooks added: “I’m really looking forward to this new chapter in my career. Through Packaging News, I’ve worked closely with Easyfairs for nearly 10 years as official media partner on its UK packaging events and have always been impressed by the company’s ambitious and professional culture and its commitment to delivering the best events possible for the communities it serves.
“Packaging is a fascinating industry and full of great people, so I’m thrilled to be staying in the sector. I can’t wait to get stuck into this new role and to be part of the fantastic Easyfairs team.”