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Michael Duck appointed executive VP – commercial development at Informa Markets

by Paul Colston

Global event organiser Informa Markets has announced the appointment of Michael Duck as executive vice-president – commercial development across its global business.

Duck will move from his current post of Informa Markets’ executive vice-president Asia, a role in which he has overseen Sinoexpo, and the Informa Markets Leather, Food, Building and Maritime products in Asia among many other duties.

In this newly created role at Informa Markets, Duck – also an UFI Board member – will work across the global Informa Markets business, which spans 30+ international markets, acting as the main point of contact for building relationships and a pipeline of growth activity in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and beyond, through M&A and the internationalisation of products and brands. He will also support the wider Informa Group divisions, including Pharma Intelligence and Academic Publishing, with commercial activity in Asia.

Informa Markets CEO, Charlie McCurdy, said of the appointment: “Michael has been instrumental in building up the company’s presence across the globe and he holds important relationships with industry partners, government bodies and venue partners. I have every confidence that he is uniquely positioned to act as our global point of contact for commercial development.”

Duck said: “Informa has evolved into a digital business with strong physical assets – and this is something our customers are excited about exploring. Our products help our customers to grow their businesses. We are ready to forge new relationships in both our existing markets and through expanding into new geographies and verticals.”

Michael Duck will be the subject of our Exhibition World Big Interview in the magazine’s February 2021 edition.

 

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