Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Jochen Witt and Hakan Gershagen join ExpoPromoter Advisory Board

LONDON –Today Hennadiy Netyaha, CEO of EXPOPROMO GROUP LTD, announced the completion of the company’s Advisory Board with two new members– Jochen Witt and Hakan Gershagen. The new members will provide assistance to the company with respect to strategic questions covering its entire range of business activities.
Hennadiy Netyaha: "We are proud to have gained the participation of such experienced and well-known personalities in the trade fair and event industry on our advisory board. This is an important step towards the professional and successful growth of ExpoPromoter. We view the ongoing assistance and advice provided by the advisory board as a solid foundation for our company’s sustainability."


Jochen Witt, President & CEO JWC, Cologne, Germany
Jochen is President and CEO of jwc GmbH, a management consulting firmfor the trade fair industry. jwc provides consulting services in the areas of Strategy and Business Development, Pricing of Trade Fair Services, Mergers and Acquisitions, Planning and Construction of Venues, as well as Business Intelligence. In general, jwc clients are based in Europe, Asia, USA, the Middle East and Africa.
Prior to his current position, Jochen held the position of President and CEO of Koelnmesse GmbH from 1998 to April 2007. Jochen served as Chairman of the European Chapter of UFI from 1999 to 2005 and UFI President from October 2006 to October 2007.
Jochen is a much sought after speaker and writer in the trade fair and related industries. He holds degrees in law and international taxation.

Hakan Gershagen, Board member of a number of leading companies in the exhibition industry
Hakan Gershagen has 40 years of experience in the exhibition industry and is a well-known personality on the international scene amongst exhibition organisers, venue managers, conference organizers and service providers to the events sector.
His experience began as a young entrepreneur creating a few start-ups that were later sold off to larger companies and developed until he served as a member of the European management board of Reed Exhibitions in the early 1990s.
Since 2004, he has served on the board of a number of privately owned companies in the industry, such as Mack Brooks, easyFairs, Artexis, and Management Events, among others. He has been an advisor to private equity firms investing in the events industry, such as VVS, Veronis Suhler Stevenson, the owners of Advanstar and Clarion Events, where he served on the board.
His professional background includes organizing international exhibitions for B2C and B2B events, venue development and management, organizing conferences and stand-building companies, with his experience ranging from playing an executive role in a small company to holding board member positions in large corporations. He often acts as a moderator and speaker in relation to the exhibition industry, conferences and events.

The advisory board's mission is to advise the management of the EXPOPROMO GROUP with respect to all its strategic decisions," explains Jochen Witt. "In our view, ExpoPromoter's strong international presence on the market for online solutions for theevent industry isveryforward-looking.I look forward to and am very excited at the prospect of helping ExpoPromotor gain even more momentum for the innovative services it offers in terms of attracting national and international visitors.”
About ExpoPromo Group Ltd. / ExpoPromoter
ExpoPromoter is an affiliate marketing network for the business event industry. Launched in 2007, it has grown into the leading event industry Internet resource. It offers online services for two target segments: event organizers and b2b websites.
Any organizer can easily and quickly post information about their events (exhibitions, conferences, seminars, etc.) in the ExpoPromoter global listings, as well as attracting visitors by choosing pay-per-result models. Any website owner can join the affiliate network in order to gain new clients and generate extra income.
-       Event listings automatically update on 1000+ partner websites
-       Over 8,000 organizers worldwide use the ExpoPromoter network
-       Traffic from the ExpoPromoter affiliate network has reached 900,000 unique visitors, with over two million unique page views (monthly)
-       ExpoPromoter is a member of UFI (The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry), IAEE (International Association of Exhibitions and Events), and IFES (International Federation of Exhibition and Event services)



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