Simon is EVP for Informa Markets a global events business that operates across a number of markets and geographies. Whilst based in London he is responsible for the Industrial portfolio with global products and events in London, the UAE, Saudi, Egypt, Turkey and Nigeria. He started in exhibitions at Montgomerys and joined UBM as part of the Blenheim acquisition in 1997. Simon is currently Vice Chair of the AEO and is a member of the Informa Markets EMEA leadership team. He has worked in variety of roles and markets, been responsible for launches and geo-adaptations and is passionate about events.