Simon Foster CEO of International Media

As CEO of International Media, Simon Foster is responsible for the exhibitions and events that run outside the UK. This includes the world leading trade shows of CPhI and Food Ingredients as well as Informex, which focuses on the Specialty Chemicals market. The business has events that run in all parts of the globe, including China, North America, Brazil, Africa and Europe, and the objective is to further grow and increase this portfolio.

International Media also includes publications, awards and conferences and on-line developments. Simon was appointed Managing Director and to the Board in March 2006 and is based in Holland. He became CEO of International Media in July 2008.

Simon has previously been the Managing Director of International Media and General Manager and Group Director of the Ingredients Division, which he took over in September 2003. Prior to that, he managed many of CMPi's leading magazines and Events including IFSEC, the International Security Show; the fire safety shows; the Association of Chief Police Officers conference; and the National Franchise Exhibition.

A qualified and registered marketer, Simon has been with business since 1998, and has held many positions from Marketing Manager to Group Director. He joined from a partner organisation of CMP, after a broad ranging career in marketing, sales and PR.

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