Venue management company ASM Global has appointed Dan Harris as commercial director for Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.
With more than 20 years of live events and entertainment industry experience, Harris joins Coca-Cola Arena ahead of a busy calendar of events for 2022.
This appointment comes following the promotion of Mark Jan Kar who assumed his new role of general manager of the Coca-Cola Arena in June 2021.
“Coca-Cola Arena has seen a strong recovery as it emerges from the pandemic and I am positive that Dan’s extensive background in events and venue management will greatly benefit the arena as Dubai cements itself on the global touring circuit,” said Harvey Lister, ASM Global APAC Chairman and chief executive.
Most recently, Harris has served as general manager for ASM Global in the UK at Bonus Arena, The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre.
Harris will relocate to Dubai in March in order to take on his new role at Coca-Cola Arena.
“It is great to see the return of live events in Dubai and I will be working closely with key stakeholders and commercial partners to continue driving the industry at Dubai’s home of live entertainment,” he said.
The appointment comes as ASM launches a massive global recruitment drive starting today.
“Attending the Job Fair, offers a virtual front row seat to learn more about the job opportunities in our Australian venues and those in the dynamic regions of the Asia Pacific and Middle East,” said Lister.
“We are looking for candidates both those who have experience in the event management and services industry but also those with a skillset that might be transferrable.”
The Asia Pacific Job Fair kicks off on Wednesday February 16.