BEIJING, Feb. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ambitious growth strategy that includes developing new launches and forging fresh partnerships, Reed Exhibitions Greater China, one of the country's leading exhibition organizers, has confirmed two senior appointments to keep pace with the growing size of the business and operational complexities of the local exhibition industry.
Edwin Tan, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, will be promoted to COO, with effect from 1 March 2014. In this new role, Mr. Tan will support Reed China's President Nat Wong in day-to-day operations as well as spearheading sustainable growth initiatives for Reed across China.
Thomas Huang, having served with distinction as Acting Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Shanghai, has been promoted to Vice President of Reed Exhibitions Shanghai, effective February 1, 2014.
Speaking of the new appointments, Reed Exhibitions Greater China President Nat Wong said, "I'm delighted to announce the well-deserved appointments of Edwin Tan and Thomas Huang. It is a significant achievement for us to have two exceptionally qualified and experienced professionals grow within the ranks in Reed China to take up key management roles working with me to define our growth path into the future. Valuing people is one of the most deeply held corporate values at Reed and it bodes well for Reed and our staff that we can continue to facilitate succession from within."
"2014 will be a very important year for Reed in China and across Asia-Pacific. With these two appointments, we go into the year with a fortified and proven leadership team at the helm."
About Reed Exhibitions Greater China - The country's premier exhibition organizer
Reed Exhibitions Greater China is a part of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer with 500 events in 40 countries. Globally, Reed's portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves 43 industry sectors across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific. The company employs 3,500 people worldwide. In 2013, Reed Exhibitions brought together over six million event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business for its customers. The group's total revenues for the year of 2012 were GBP 854 million.
Currently, over 500 staff help Reed Exhibitions Greater China to serve 11 specialized sectors: Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly - Machine Tools, Metalworking & Industrial Materials - Converting - Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Beauty & Cosmetics, Sports & Recreation - Gifts & Homeware - Auto Aftermarket - Lifestyle - Gaming - Publishing - Property & Travel - Marine, Energy, Oil & Gas.
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