15 Jan Mel Shah joins dmg events as Vice President for South East Asia energy sector
dmg events, a leading international events company, has appointed Mel Shah as Vice
President of its Energy Sector, Asia.
Shah will grow the company’s energy events in Asia, which currently include Bangkok’s
Future Energy Asia, the Gas Asia Summit held in Singapore and Jakarta’s Gas Indonesia
Summit. Development in South East Asia will further boost the company’s portfolio of global
energy events, which already includes two of the world’s largest oil and gas shows: Gastech
and ADIPEC. ADIPEC alone saw more than 145,000 attendees from 159 countries visit Abu
Dhabi in November 2018.
“Mel has a deep understanding of operating successful entrepreneurial ventures in Asia and
India,” said Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events. “The addition of his expertise
and senior leadership experience to our energy portfolio in South East Asia will help us
capitalise on the opportunities this region offers our growing business.”
Shah’s two decades of experience span the energy, digital, manufacturing, food and
hospitality sectors in Asia. Previous roles have seen him develop business units for
organisations such as Montgomery Exhibitions, Fiera Milano, Deutsche Messe, Messe
Frankfurt India and Informa. He has also had successful entrepreneurial ventures building his
own trade fair operations.
Shah is set to take over a strong portfolio of energy events that already enjoy ministerial
patronage and support from each of their host nations. Government support is underpinned
by the involvement of dmg events’ global key accounts, stakeholders and partners. Shah
will develop these existing events further with the help of his ambitious and diverse team
in Singapore. In addition, he will look to build new launch businesses in Asia to consolidate
dmg events’ position in this fast-growing region.
“dmg events’ established global portfolio, driven leadership and my growth-focused remit
in this exciting and diverse region is an amazing opportunity, one which I am proud to
have,” said Shah. “I am looking forward to building our portfolio of energy events in the
region, creating new launches and working alongside our young team.”
About dmg eventsdmg events is a leading organiser of face-to-face events and a publisher of trade magazines.
We aim to keep businesses informed and connect them with relevant communities to create
vibrant marketplaces and to accelerate their business across multiple platforms.
dmg events organises more than 80 events across 25 countries, attracting over 425,000
attendees and delegates every year. The company’s portfolio of products includes many
industry leading events such as The Big 5 construction shows and energy events like
ADIPEC and Gastech. For more information visit www.dmgevents.com.
Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Dubai, UAE, and is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT, www.dmgt.com), one of the
largestmedia companies in the United Kingdom.
Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT), an international portfolio of information, media
and events businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange.
DMGT manages a diverse, multinational portfolio of companies, with total revenues of
around 1.5bn, that provide businesses and consumers with compelling information, analysis,
insight, events, news and entertainment.
DMGT is also a founding investor and the largest shareholder of Euromoney Institutional
Investor PLC and ZPG PLC.