MEL SHAH JOINS DMG EVENTS AS VICE PRESIDENT FOR SOUTH EAST ASIA ENERGY SECTOR
dmg events, a
leading international events company, has appointed Mel Shah as Vice President
of its Energy Sector, Asia. Shah will grow the company’s energy events in Asia,
which currently include Bangkok’s Future Energy Asia, the Gas Asia Summit held
in Singapore and Jakarta’s Gas Indonesia Summit. Development in South East Asia
will further boost the company’s portfolio of global energy events, which
already includes two of the world’s largest oil and gas shows: Gastech and
ADIPEC. ADIPEC alone saw more than 145,000 attendees from 159 countries visit
Abu Dhabi in November 2018.
“Mel has a deep
understanding of operating successful entrepreneurial ventures in Asia and India,”
said Christopher Hudson, President of dmg events. “The addition of his
expertise and senior leadership experience to our energy portfolio in South
East Asia will help us capitalise on the opportunities this region offers our
Shah’s two decades
of experience span the energy, digital, manufacturing, food and hospitality
sectors in Asia. Previous roles have seen him develop business units for organisations
such as Montgomery Exhibitions, Fiera Milano, Deutsche Messe, Messe Frankfurt
India and Informa. He has also had successful entrepreneurial ventures building
his own trade fair operations.
Shah is set to
take over a strong portfolio of energy events that already enjoy ministerial patronage
and support from each of their host nations. Government support is underpinned by
the involvement of dmg events’ global key accounts, stakeholders and partners.
Shah will develop these existing events further with the help of his ambitious
and diverse team in Singapore. In addition, he will look to build new launch
businesses in Asia to consolidate dmg events’ position in this fast-growing
established global portfolio, driven leadership and my growth-focused remit in
this exciting and diverse region is an amazing opportunity, one which I am
proud to have,” said Shah. “I am looking forward to building our portfolio of energy
events in the region, creating new launches and working alongside our young
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