CloserStill Media has appointed exhibition industry leader Yancy Weinrich in the newly created position of president of North America.
Award-winning trade show executive Weinrich will spearhead major expansion and high-growth acquisitions across multiple industry portfolios as CloserStill Media plans to deliver aggressive growth during the next two years.
From 2019 Weinrich was chief growth officer at RX (formerly Reed Exhibitions), leading growth strategy, marketing, content, digital and activations for more than 25 B2B events across a multitude of sectors. Before Weinrich’s tenure at RX, she held business development and finance roles at leading membership industry trade associations.
Gareth Bowhill, CEO of CloserStill Media, said, “Yancy Weinrich is not only an experienced, forward-thinking leader in the exhibition industry, she also has an incredible track record of driving growth and innovation through organic business development, launching new events, and acquisition. CloserStill Media is looking forward to expanding our global business by twice its pre-Covid size in the next 24 months. Under Yancy’s leadership and vision in the US market, we will continue our customer-centric approach in leading and dynamically growing market sectors.”
“I have always been driven by businesses in fast growing development and building phases,” said Weinrich. “I am excited to join this highly motivated and brilliant worldwide team, and to help uncover pivotal new opportunities in the US market that will add to and magnify the existing tech, healthcare and innovation sectors that CloserStill Media has a keen focus on by showcasing CloserStill’s broader capabilities to new partners and customers.”
CloserStill Media has more than 400 employees, delivers events across a range of dynamically growing industry verticals including corporate learning and HR, enterprise technologies, eCommerce, healthcare and veterinary. CloserStill Media has experienced substantial growth since entering the US market in 2017 through the launch of New York Vet and the acquisition of FocusZone in 2018. In December 2021, CloserStill Media acquired a majority investment in the Influence Group, which provides hosted leadership retreats for C-level executives.