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06 Nov 2013

AEO announce appointment of new chair

Date: 25 October 2013

Association of Event Organisers (AEO) are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Michael, CEO and Managing Director of Quartz Business Media, as their new Chair.

Paul accepted the Board's nomination at the AEO Board Meeting on Tuesday 25 September and takes on the role following Stephen Brooks (Chairman & CEO, Mack Brooks) time as Chair.

On accepting the position, Paul commented ‘I'm delighted to accept the Board's nomination.  The industry, and therefore the AEO, face a challenging and interesting time over the next few years and my goal is to ensure the AEO is up to that challenge'

Karim Halwagi, CEO of AEO added ‘I couldn't be more thrilled to have Paul as Chair for the next two years – apart from his years of experience built upon the huge success of his own business, Paul enables a seamless transition as he has already been Vice-Chair and is fully apprised of the goals for the Association. Paul's acceptance to Chair the AEO provides a strong level of consistency that is crucial to the effectiveness of an organisation'.