The group says that the changes come in the wake of the company’s most successful year to-date, with in-cosmetics having hosted a record 32,970 industry professionals at six events across the world.
Cathy Laporte takes up the role of senior exhibition director, while Lucy Gillam becomes director of strategy & customer value for Europe at parent-company Reed Exhibitions.
Further to this, new recruits Roziani Zulkifli and Shona Thomson have joined the team as Exhibition Manager and Marketing Manager respectively, the company confirms.
Having worked on the in-cosmetics events for almost 15 years, Exhibition Director Cathy Laporte has been promoted to Senior Exhibition Director for the in-cosmetics Group, in recognition of her contribution to the growth of the portfolio as a whole.
With over 20 years’ experience, spanning research, business development, marketing and exhibition management roles, the company says that Cathy Laporte was ‘the natural choice’ for the role.
Reed Exhibitions UK Divisional Director, Darren Johnson, said:
“Cathy joined the company as a Marketing Manager and has worked tirelessly to help build the in-cosmetics brand around the world, using her innate marketing, communication, management and business skills to deliver successful events time and again.”
Laporte will assume the role from Lucy Gillam who, after five years running the in-cosmetics Group of events, will step up to become Director of Strategy & Customer Value for Europe at Reed Exhibitions – the company that owns the in-cosmetics brand.
Having grown the in-cosmetics portfolio over the last five years, bringing the brand to new territories including North America, Korea and Latin America, and launching the hugely successful Formulation Summit, Gillam will now work with Reed Exhibition events across all industry sectors to deliver value and great experiences for customers.
in-cosmetics will begin 2018 with its flagship event, in-cosmetics Global, which takes place from 17-19 April at the RAI Amsterdam.