Gary Daly to step down from Exhibitions and Trade Fairs helm

Exhibitions and Trade Fairs (ETF) CEO Gary Daly has announced his intention to retire at the end of October.

Daly, who has been at the helm of ETF for almost seven years, has overseen major growth and development of the company with each event in the portfolio enjoying on average 15 – 20 per cent growth on revenue, visitor and exhibition numbers over this time. He also founded The Business of Events in 2019.

Under Daly’s stewardship, ETF has won eight Events and Exhibition Association of Australasia (EEAA) awards for their work and impact.

Tony Chamberlain, managing director of Encore Event Technologies, ETF’s parent company, said Daly has played a critical role in the development and success of Exhibitions & Trade Fairs.

“While we will miss him and his leadership, we wish him well in his retirement,” he said.
“We want to thank him for his dedication and hard work which involved many significant accomplishments over his seven-year tenure.

“He has mentored and contributed to the careers of many people in the industry and his impact is highly significant.”

His replacement will be announced shortly.