Event organiser Diversified Communications UK has announced the appointment of Ollie Hughes as Portfolio Director for GEO Business and Digital Construction Week (DCW).
David Maguire, Group Event Director says: “Ollie founded DCW seven years ago and joined Diversified in early 2019, when the event was acquired. Ollie came to the business with a wealth of knowledge and experience having launched his own event, coupled with his experience of working at UBM prior to this. Ollie has been instrumental in the success of DCW and with GEO Business co-locating in 2021, he is, of course, the perfect person to drive both brands forward.”
This comes alongside the news that Caroline Hobden, former Portfolio Director of GEO Business, will head up Diversified’s Accountex portfolio of trade shows and virtual events.
Caroline Hobden comments: “I feel incredibly privileged to have worked among this diverse and innovative profession for so many years. Geospatial will always remain close to my heart. I was there from the very first meeting back in 2012 when we discussed the possibility of a large-scale geospatial event with the Survey Liaison Group. Today it’s a burgeoning event that houses 200 exhibitors and welcomes over 3,000 visitors from all around the world.
“I’ve been lucky enough to work with some unbelievably inspiring people along the way and must thank the GEO Business committee who have been the driving force behind GEO Business and a huge support to me over the years, along with all our key clients and supporters.
“Moving forward, as I start my new chapter, I couldn’t think of anyone better to hand over the reins to than Ollie Hughes. Ollie has proven himself time and again as a magnificent Event Director and I know, under his stewardship and with GEO and DCW aligning this year, the UK will be the place to be come November 2021.”
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