Nalan Emre has been promoted to chief operating officer (COO) of the IMEX Group. Emre was previously the organising director, before being promoted to the newly created position.
As COO, Emre is responsible for managing the operations, office management, event tech and HR teams at the company, headquartered in Hove, UK. Emre has worked for the company for over 16 years, since the first IMEX in Frankfurt show, and was a key member of the launch team for IMEX America in 2012.
Carina Bauer, CEO of the IMEX Group, said: "Nalan is a highly knowledgeable and respected member of the team with a deep understanding of the meetings and events industry and the professionals who are part of it.
"We congratulate Nalan on this next chapter with the IMEX family, where her skills and leadership will help to develop the future of the business, building on our company core values and culture."
Emre added: "I’m delighted to become COO, leading our team to help them continue to deliver events that are creative, fun and business-focused. I’m passionate about sustainability and its increasing importance in the meetings and events sector. Sustainability is a long-held value of the IMEX Group and our shows, and I hope to develop this further in my new role."