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03 Jun 2015

dmg events appoints new Vice President of Design & Hospitality Division

dmg events appoints new Vice President of Design & Hospitality Division

London/Dubai 3 June 2015: dmg events, an international exhibition company, have appointed Andy Stuart as the new Vice President of the company's Design and Hospitality Division for the Middle East and Asia.  Andy will take over responsibility from Mike Allsopp following his retirement in September this year.  Andy will oversee the current portfolio of marketing leading events, developing and evolving the division with expansion into new territories and sectors. 


Andy has had a remarkable career to date that has spanned the past 16 years.  During the past four years he has headed UBM's largest event portfolio, Design and the Built Environment, which comprised of 5 large scale events, 5 large conferences, numerous awards programs and digital platforms.   His past experiences includes numerous show launches, awards, publications, digital based communities with operational experience throughout UK & Europe, India, Russia, UAE, China and the USA.  Prior to joining UBM Andy launched and sold his own exhibition business to UBM, highlighting his entrepreneurial expertise and his ability to push the boundaries, take calculated risks and fulfil the role of business owner. 


dmg events, owns and operates the region's leading interior design events including INDEX, which celebrated 25 years of serving the market this year. In addition the portfolio includes The Hotel Show, Workspace and the newly launched Covering Middle East brand.   The Hotel Show hosted in Dubai is the region's largest gathering of the expanding hospitality segment.   


Simon Mellor, President dmg events Middle East & Asia, commented “dmg events offers real depth and opportunity for international companies seeking to connect with the ever growing and sophisticated Middle East design and hospitality sectors.  With events in Saudi, Kuwait and a number of launches planned within the region we're very activeâ€'.  He added “We're excited that Andy Stuart is joining the business in Dubai, he's a real talent and someone we're looking forward to collaborating with.  I am confident that Andy will add real value and a new dimension to the teams in Dubaiâ€'.


“I am delighted to be joining dmg events Design & Hospitality portfolio at such an exciting time. With an existing stable of market leading events together with ambitious growth plans, this role presents me with a fantastic opportunity.   I am greatly looking forward to adding my experience of the sector to the considerable expertise and knowledge of the existing team to successfully take the business forwardâ€' commented Andy Stuart.




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About dmg events


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An international exhibition and publishing company, dmg events produces market-leading exhibitions and conferences for the global energy, construction, digital marketing, coatings, hospitality and interior industries, with events in the Middle East, America, Europe and Asia.


As a leading supplier of face-to-face business information, with a customer-centric focus that localizes operations and relationships, our objectives are to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant consumers to create vibrant marketplaces across multiple event platforms and communities.


About dmg events Middle East & Asia

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Founded in 1989, dmg events has operated in the Middle East since 1995 and owns many leading brands such as The Big 5 construction events, ADIPEC the oil & gas exhibition and conference and INDEX the interior design exhibition. For more information visit


dmg events is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT,, an international portfolio of digital, information, media and events businesses.


About DMGT


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DMGT is an international business built on entrepreneurship and innovation.  We bring together leading companies and talented people to provide businesses and consumers with high-quality analysis & insight, information, news and entertainment.


Group revenues are split across our five operating businesses.


The B2B businesses are: 

•          Risk Management Solutions

•          dmg information

•          dmg events

•          Euromoney Institutional Investor 


The Consumer business, known as dmg media, comprises:

•          The Daily Mail and The Mail On Sunday

•          MailOnline

•          Metro

•          Evenbase (Jobsite & Jobrapido)

•          Wowcher

•          Zoopla Property Group* (Zoopla & Prime Location)


DMGT's ambition is to provide the highest quality content and services, across the most attractive growth markets in innovative, responsible and sustainable ways, building on its track record of earnings and dividend growth.


*c51% share