The Arabian Travel Market, which will have its 15th showing in May next year, has appointed Simon
Press as its dedicated Exhibition Director.
ATM has also strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of a Marketing
Executive and Marketing Co-ordinator as well as increasing its sales exposure with a Regional
Mark Walsh, Group Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) - organiser of Arabian
Travel Market, said, "Through these appointments, our expanded team will be able to continually monitor what is relevant and topical in the regional tourism
industry. Paying special attention to Middle East requirements will further establish us as the region's number one travel and trade
Prior to joining
the Arabian Travel Market, Press was Event Manager of Retail Solutions -
one of the UK's largest shows for the retail technology sector.
He has over six years of experience and has been closely involved in successful launches of new initiatives and programmes to boost show
visitor profile and attendance.
"We want to ensure there is enhanced content for visitors and exhibitors at Arabian Travel Market, such as increased international presence
and private sector Middle East representation and topical seminars," said Press.
"In my new role, and with the highly experienced Arabian Travel Market team, we will introduce new initiatives to the show and build upon
some of the existing programmes."
Sameer Jalali, who joins the team as Regional Account Manager based in Dubai, has over 12 years of experience in the Middle-East travel
and hospitality industry.
Kitley, Arabian Travel Market's Marketing Executive, has worked on a number of events across the UK and Europe and Frances
Wheeler-Bennett takes on the newly created Marketing Co-ordinator's role. Both Kitley and Wheeler-Bennett will be based out of RTE in
year's ATM will be held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from May 6 - 9, 2008.
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