Graeme Barnett possesses over 18 years of experience in the global exhibitions industry working for Reed Exhibitions, the name behind the world’s leading portfolio of trade and consumer events.
Having spent 5 years working on a number of key projects in the UK business (including acquisitions & venue development & planning) Graeme moved to Reed Travel Exhibitions in 2001 as Event Director on World Travel Market, responsible for the development and execution of the events strategy following its move to ExCeL in 2002.
In 2006, Graeme joined Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings & Events portfolio to head the team responsible for the successful launch of GIBTM in Abu Dhabi (in 2007) together with the re-launch of CIBTM in Beijing in 2009. Through his work in the emerging Meetings destinations of The Middle East & China, Graeme has worked at senior commercial & Government levels to assist with the delivery of strategy & promotion of specialist Meetings & Incentive related projects.
Graeme became Exhibition Director of the portfolio’s flagship event, EIBTM in 2010 with the responsibility for leading the events’ future evolution, development and growth. Graeme also undertook a 4-month secondment in New York in 2012 where he led the US based team in the delivery of AIBTM in Baltimore.
Graeme is a member of Meeting Professional International (MPI) & Associate Member of the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom.
Outside of the work environment, Graeme is a highly committed family man, with his 2 children, Katy and Christopher studying Business Management at Loughborough and Warwick Universities respectfully. Graeme has a passion for all sports, having played junior international hockey for England and run The London Marathon twice, in 2004 and 2005 and will be completing the London to Paris Cycle Challenge in July 2013.
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