Senior Exhibition Director, World Travel Market (WTM)
Simon has been employed by Reed Travel Exhibitions for the last five years. His first role was Exhibition Director on Arabian Travel Market (ATM) held in Dubai; the sister show to World Travel Market (WTM) takes place in May and very much replicates the WTM model but for the Middle Eastern market.
He moved to WTM after two years to take responsibility for Head of Sales and new projects and following one year in this role he was promoted to Exhibition Director of WTM. In December 2012 Simon received his Senior Exhibition Director role in recognition of his efforts and wide ranging initiatives from the expansion of the WTM Vision conference platform across the world and the introduction of Social Travel Market to the development of Decisionmakers.TV.
Simon constantly looks to innovate and deliver new facets to WTM including looking at the online and social community opportunities around responsible tourism linking this to WTM’s World Responsible Tourism Day. His assistance and persistence with new show projects outside of WTM has also been invaluable.
He has worked extensively in India and Middle Eastern markets. Previous experience includes working in two other large media companies, United Business Media and EMAP, working across exhibitions and publishing.
A former Captain and Officer of the British Army, he served for four years in the Cheshire Regiment (Infantry Regiment). He has played rugby extensively and is now a keen supporter