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The Meetings Show event director steps down

Steve Knight launched the annual event in 2012

Pictured: Steve Knight

The Meetings Show event director Steve Knight has stepped down from his role with the annual trade show. Having launched in 2012, Knight turned it into an annual must-attend event for the UK meetings industry.

David Chapple, event director of The Business Travel Show, will be taking on the newly-created role of group event director, bringing The Meetings Show into his existing portfolio of events including The Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe.

Mr Chapple has more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, having launched Travel Technology Europe in 2002 and more recently launching the Business Travel Summits in London and Amsterdam.

Steve Newbold, divisional managing director of Centaur Media, said: “Steve has played a key role in growing The Meetings Show. Under his management, the event has become a firm fixture in the meetings calendar attracting more than 700 key exhibiting brands. I would like to thank Steve for his support, hard work and commitment to The Meetings Show and the industry. He leaves with our thanks and best wishes for the future.”

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