highly qualified strategic director of global events, she replaces Emma Green who has left the company to pursue new career interests.
Kate Chambers, who will report directly to Julian Graves, Managing Director, Clarion Gaming Exhibitions has held a raft of senior positions within the international events, exhibitions and media sectors, most recently within the multi-national UBM Group where she fulfilled roles as group director for meetings & leisure, a division of the UBM Live portfolio, and group director for international media. She has also worked with major industry brands including EMAP Communications and Reed Exhibitions.
Commenting on the appointment, Julian Graves said: “Our role as organisers of the most influential event in the gaming industry calendar is to continue to deliver our customers with the best business event of the year held in the best central London location and delivered by the very best organising team.”
“Kate’s career history is underpinned by an ability to consistently produce leading events and exhibitions through a combination of clear strategic thinking, a ‘customer first’ mindset and sheer hard work. We are delighted to have her leading our new team and she will have Clarion Board’s full support in deploying fresh new strategies to take the gaming industry’s event of the year to another exciting level.”
Reflecting on her new role and the challenges ahead, Kate Chambers commented: “Over a very short period of time I have been able to meet with a number of IGE’s leading exhibitors, to take stock of IGE’s current standing in the market and to share in the enthusiasm of taking the exhibition to the next level in its development. Looking at the show from a professional perspective the previous teams have been highly successful in putting together a vibrant, truly international event which even in difficult times has delivered for its exhibitors. Clearly there are some really exciting opportunities to take the exhibition forward with a fresh perspective, new inspiration and a commitment to work with the industry in everything that we do.”