New event director for IBTM World

Claudia Hall is the new event director for IBTM World.

Claudia Hall has been appointed the new event director for the upcoming IBTM World 2023, taking over from David Thompson who held the role for five years.

Taking the helm at the beginning of November, Hall brings over 14 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry to her new role. She was previously exhibition director for both Gulf Traffic & Transpo Tech and Middle East Energy during her time at Informa.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

Vasyl Zhygalo, IBTM World portfolio director, welcomed Hall in her new role.

“As a steadfast champion of the business events sector with extensive knowledge of the industry, I know her boundless enthusiasm, tenacity, and passion for creating unforgettable events will take the show to new heights year-on-year,” he said.

“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.”