Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Ryan & Ford to play pivotal roles in FESPA's growth
Ryan & Ford to play pivotal roles in FESPA's growth
30
Oct '13
Courtesy: Shutterstock
Courtesy: Shutterstock
FESPA's experienced managers, James Ford and Michael Ryan, share responsibility for FESPA’s expanding international event portfolio. Reflecting FESPA’s ambitious global expansion plans, this move gives each of them responsibility for a portfolio of events from FESPA’s worldwide event calendar.

FESPA has expanded the roles of Michael Ryan and James Ford, naming the two Group Exhibition Managers. Reflecting FESPA’s ambitious global expansion plans, this move gives each of them responsibility for a portfolio of events from FESPA’s worldwide event calendar.

Michael will play a pivotal role in FESPA’s new business development, taking responsibility for the forthcoming launch of FESPA Africa 2014, together with the established FESPA Mexico exhibition, and FESPA Brasil and FESPA Eurasia, the second editions of which will take place over the next two years. James’s remit will cover the main European FESPA exhibitions, including FESPA Digital, plus FESPA’s Asian events including FESPA China.

Michael Ryan has been with FESPA for over a decade, actively building the European event, and – since 2008 - driving the successful launch of FESPA’s developing market events in Mexico, Brazil and Turkey. James Ford has been a key member of the FESPA sales team since 2005, and has been instrumental in the year-on-year growth of the European events, and the development of FESPA’s event brand in Asia. James is currently spearheading FESPA’s sales activity for the forthcoming inaugural FESPA China exhibition.

Neil Felton comments, “In less than a decade, FESPA has transformed from an international trade association with a single, three-yearly European event, to a global event brand with a footprint on four continents, and a growing reputation for content-rich business events attracting senior decision makers. Mike and James have been instrumental in this development, and their promotion now gives them full ownership of sales and exhibitor account management for the events they work on.

“Both Mike and James are passionate about FESPA’s markets, and their commitment to building relationships with FESPA exhibitors is outstanding. Their ethos is consistent with FESPA’s – they treat our exhibitors as members of a valued community, working hard to listen to their needs and offering solutions that reflect exhibitors’ objectives from participating. Their ‘can-do’ attitude is fundamental to the positive feedback we receive from exhibitors, and to the fact that so many exhibitors follow FESPA when we launch events in new territories.”

Mike and James are part of a seven-strong sales team at FESPA’s headquarters in the UK, and work closely with FESPA’s local and partner sales teams in developing markets.

FESPA has also reinforced its growing events and marketing teams with the promotion of Michela Marcantonio to senior events executive, and Leighona Bradford to marketing executive.

Fespa


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2021

China's FDI inflow up by 19.6% in first 9 months of 2021

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland, in actual...

Pic: Ministry of Industry and Trade Web Portal

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2021

Vietnam, Singapore should optimise FTAs to boost cooperation: Minister

Vietnam and Singapore should further optimise free trade agreements...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st Oct 2021

Demand from China pushes up wool prices in Australia

With Chinese top makers and traders pushing up the demand, large...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Delay in adopting water sustainability both financially & environmentally...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Consistency is the first rule of social media

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Bharat Ahuja,

Bharat Ahuja

A mono store brand, <b>Bharat Ahuja's</b> Desire Design Studio has emerged ...

Raiyan Islam,

Raiyan Islam

Founded in 1981 by Sayeeful Islam, Concorde Garments Group is a market...

Ritu Oberoi,

Ritu Oberoi

Established in 2018, Forsarees is a socially driven business enterprise,...

Sachin Pendharkar, Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Sachin Pendharkar
Dieffenbacher India Pvt Ltd

Germany-based Dieffenbacher Group is a producer of high-quality composites ...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Asif Rahman, MIP

Asif Rahman
MIP

MIP is a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance textiles and...

Reynu Taandon, Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Reynu Taandon
Label Reynu Taandon + Nikhita

Renowned womenswear designer <b>Reynu Taandon </b>has been serving the...

Raghavendra Rathore, Label Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur

Raghavendra Rathore
Label Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur

Being one of the first designers to use the "Brand India" positioning for...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by <b>Aprajita Toor</b> were born out of a deep desire to...

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

Leave your Comments


October 2021

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


Advanced Search