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Comexposium Appoints Elaine Chia as APAC CEO
Comexposium, a global events organiser,
announces the appointment of Elaine Chia as its new APAC CEO.
Elaine is a media industry veteran with a strong background in marketing,
data management and strategic growth. As Managing Director of the events
and exhibitions division of one of Asia’s leading media owners, Singapore
Press Holdings (SPH), she was appointed to lead and build Sphere Exhibits
from start-up to the significant Southeast Asian events organiser it is
As part of the Comexposium executive committee, she will be responsible
for overseeing the entire APAC region, as well as contributing to the
strategic direction of Comexposium Group.
“For the past several years, APAC has been an area of significant focus
for Comexposium’s growth plans. We now have several strong events, both
geo-adapts and events unique to APAC, and dedicated passionate teams in
the region. We look forward to Elaine leading our APAC business as it
continues to strengthen and build,” said Renaud Hamaide, Chairman of
“We are delighted to welcome Elaine to our Comexposium APAC business. Her
background in event development, through data and content, as well as in
acquisitions and integration, will help us to accelerate and advance our
activities in the region,” said Simon Foster, CEO of Comexposium.
“Being part of the events industry in APAC, I have seen the significant
progress Comexposium has made in the region over the past several years.
I am excited to be joining the business and look forward to leading the
Asia team as it develops for the future,” said Elaine Chia.
Elaine will be based in Shanghai and will begin at Comexposium on 16 July
2018. She takes over from Paul Lee who leaves Comexposium at the end of
Comexposium is one of the world’s leading event organisers. Globally, it
hosts more than 177 B2B and B2C events across many different sectors,
including food, agriculture, retail, e-commerce, fashion, security,
digital, construction, high-tech, optics and transport. In over 30
countries, Comexposium welcomes more than 3 million visitors and 45,000
exhibitors annually. Headquartered in France, Comexposium’s nearly 800
employees operate in 16 countries, Australia, Canada, China, Denmark,
Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, UAE,
UK and USA. Comexposium aims to be seen as the place to be, building
bridges between people and business. For more information go to www.comexposium.com.
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