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Player1 Events appoints Neil Gaisford as CEO ahead of Insomnia Gaming Festival

by Joe Gallop

Player1 Events (P1E), organisers of Insomnia Gaming Festival, has appointed Neil Gaisford as chief executive officer

Gaisford takes up the role on August 15, ahead of the next edition of Insomnia which takes place from 26-29 August at the NEC, Birmingham.

The move sees founder and incumbent CEO Craig Fletcher move up to executive chairman.

Gaisford (pictured right) has 20 years’ experience at Clarion Events; the last six of which were spent leading the retail technology, furniture, lifestyle and design divisions in the UK and China as managing director.

Gaisford said: Esports and video gaming present a truly exciting opportunity for the live events space, so when I heard about the opportunity to join Player1 I jumped at the chance.

“Insomnia is the UK’s most influential gaming event, and I’m confident that with this outstanding and experienced team we can continue to expand the event to greater highs and beyond, creating incredible new live gaming experiences and esports tournaments for fans and players everywhere.”

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