Claudia Hall has taken over from David Thompson as event director for IBTM World in Barcelona, which begins on November 28.
Thompson left RX, which owns the IBTM brand, in September to become the technology portfolio director at Dubai World Trade Centre.
Conversely, Hall has moved back from the UAE to take over Thompson’s role at RX.
Prior to joining IBTM World, Hall spent over 13 years working for Informa in various roles. Between March 2017 and December 2021, Hall was the exhibition director for two Middle East shows in transport, technology and energy.
micenet understands that in 2022 and up until joining RX early this month, Hall took a career break to raise her young children.
“I’m thrilled to take the reins at IBTM World and look forward to contributing to the continued success of this esteemed international trade show, which plays a pivotal role in steering the events industry’s future towards greater strength and prosperity,” said Hall.
“I’m excited for the challenge and determined to use my insights and experience to bring innovative ideas to the table and take IBTM World from strength to strength. I can’t wait to meet all our wonderful exhibitors, buyers and delegates, and share in this vibrant, thriving and creative hub of possibilities with them.”
IBTM World’s portfolio director Vasyl Zhygalo called Hall “steadfast champion of the business events sector”.
“It is an absolute pleasure to be welcoming Claudia into our incredible team here at IBTM World,” said Zhygalo.
“I know her boundless enthusiasm, tenacity, and passion for creating unforgettable events will take the show to new heights year-on-year. We can’t wait for all visitors to this year’s show to have the chance to meet Claudia in just a few weeks’ time.”
IBTM World runs November 28-30 in Barcelona.