Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / FESPA names Neil Felton as CEO
FESPA names Neil Felton as CEO
28
Nov '13
FESPA is expanding its leadership team, with the addition of two experienced senior executives. Neil Felton assumes CEO role.

Neil Felton now assumes the role of CEO, making him responsible for the overall direction of all the organisation's activities, including the global exhibitions and events portfolio, interaction with FESPA's 37 national associations, and direction of FESPA's Profit for Purpose mission.

Neil retains specific accountability for the strategic direction of FESPA's developing markets and its online and new media portfolio. The developing market events include the established exhibitions in Mexico, Brazil and Eurasia, as well as FESPA Africa which launches in Johannesburg, South Africa, in July 2014.

Roz McGuinness joins FESPA as Divisional Director, taking full responsibility for FESPA's market-leading European exhibitions - including the flagship 'screen + digital + textile' event, the focussed FESPA Digital edition, and the recently launched European Sign Expo. Roz's portfolio will also include FESPA's Asian events. Roz will oversee all aspects of these events, including sales, marketing and operations, working with an eight-strong team.

Roz is an exhibitions management professional with over 17 years' experience, including four years as Group Exhibitions Manager for printing industry research and consultancy body Pira International. More recently, Roz worked for nine years at i2i Events, where she steered the sustained growth of the Autumn Fair and Spring Fair, annual business-to-business events covering 90000m2 at the Birmingham NEC, hosting 4000 international exhibitors from 11 sectors, and attracting an audience of 75000 professional buyers.

Neil Felton comments, "Roz's experience of directing a major B2B exhibition addressing multiple sectors will be important in helping FESPA to expand its reach and attract new audiences for our exhibitors. In addition to her grounding in the digital print sector, Roz's recent career has given her invaluable insights into several vertical markets which represent growth opportunities for FESPA's community of print service providers, including retail, interior décor and housewares, promotional products and fashion."

FESPA has also appointed Sean Holt to the position of General Secretary, to coordinate FESPA's support for its national associations, including the organisation of educational, knowledge-sharing and networking initiatives funded through the Profit for Purpose programme. Sean will foster deeper relationships with FESPA's community of member associations, supporting them to expand and develop their services to members, and devising new initiatives with FESPA's financial and practical support.


Must ReadView All

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Top British retail company CEOs have urged UK finance minister...

L-R: Surya Ajay Agarwal (Director - Donear), Vikram Mahaldar (MD - OCM) & Rahul Rajendra Agarwal (Director - Donear)

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Promoters of Donear Group acquire OCM Woolen Mills

The promoters of Mumbai-based Donear Group have announced the...

Courtesy: Cornell

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Cornell’s tech allows customisation of woven fabrics

Cornell Professor Steve Marschner and Rhode Island School of Design...

Interviews View All

Dharmendra Shah
Ozone PB Spintex Limited

‘We have made huge investments to ensure quality yarn production.’

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search