The Association of African Exhibition Organisers | AAXO | Nick Powell joins dmg events as Vice President for construction
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Nick Powell joins dmg events as Vice President for construction

Nick Powell joins dmg events as Vice President for construction

New recruit boosts leadership team capacity, fuels growth plans for dmg events’
construction division dmg events, a leading international events company, has appointed Nick Powell as Vice
President of its rapidly expanding Construction Division.
Powell has been appointed to help dmg events target portfolio growth across the MENA
region. His arrival comes just weeks after the appointment of Chris Kilbee to the role of
Senior Vice President for the Construction Division and demonstrates the growth ambitions
of the business as it increases the leadership capacity at senior levels of its construction

“Feedback from the market and our customers has shown there is significant opportunity
for our construction division to geo-adapt existing brands to new territories and launch new
focused events where there is demand,” said Chris Kilbee. “Nick’s appointment will provide
additional bandwidth within our senior leadership team and increase the focus on some of
our most important and fastest growing events.”
Powell will take direct responsibility for the growth of dmg events construction portfolio in
key territories, as the business looks to expand on its achievements and increase the reach
of its core construction brands.

“There is a mass of untapped potential for our brands in the MENA region,” said Powell.
“I’ve watched the portfolio grow and I›m delighted to be working with a fantastic team to
play a part in its continued expansion. I’m looking forward to working with local partners,
agents, media and associations to bring a relevant increase in real value our events bring to
each country.”

Powell joins dmg events from Easyfairs, where he was Divisional Director for its Energy &
Marine Portfolio. There he led launches and new acquisitions as well as geo adapting his
exhibition brands across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Powell was also responsible for
diversifying his brands beyond traditional trade shows, a factor which saw him managing
conferences and trade publications, as well as launching awards ceremonies, intelligence
platforms and industry associations with a global reach.
About dmg events

dmg 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
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,, one of the
larges media companies in the United Kingdom.

About DMGT
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.