The in-cosmetics Group has announced a series of senior management promotions and new appointments.
The announcement follows a record-breaking 10th edition of in-cosmetics Asia. This, together with increased attendance figures at in-cosmetics Global in April, in-cosmetics Korea in June, in-cosmetics Latin America in September and in-cosmetics North America in October, means 2017 has been the Group’s best year to date.
Having worked on the in-cosmetics events for almost 15 years, exhibition director Cathy Laporte has been promoted to senior exhibition director for the in-cosmetics Group.
Laporte will assume the role from Lucy Gillam who, after five years running the in-cosmetics Group of events, will step up to become director of strategy & customer value for Europe at Reed Exhibitions – the company that owns the in-cosmetics brand.
Having grown the in-cosmetics portfolio over the last five years, bringing the brand to new territories including North America, Korea and Latin America, and launching the successful Formulation Summit, Gillam will now work with Reed Exhibition events across all industry sectors.
With over 20 years’ experience, spanning research, business development, marketing and exhibition management roles, Cathy Laporte was the natural choice for the role, according to Reed Exhibitions UK divisional director Darren Johnson:
“Cathy joined the company as a marketing manager and has worked tirelessly to help build the in-cosmetics brand around the world, using her innate marketing, communication, management and business skills to deliver successful events time and again.”
Cathy Laporte added: “I am delighted to be taking over as senior exhibition director at what is an extremely exciting time for the in-cosmetics Group. This year we have seen major growth in terms of visitor and exhibitor numbers, meaning more manufacturers and suppliers are using the events as knowledge building and sharing platforms than ever before. However, rest assured we are not standing still, we are currently consolidating plans and pioneering initiatives for 2018, which will take our events to the next level.”
Laporte will take over from Gillam as senior exhibition director for the in-cosmetics Group portfolio, while new recruits Roziani Zulkifli and Shona Thomson have joined as exhibition manager and marketing manager respectively to continue the Group’s growth.
in-cosmetics will begin 2018 with its flagship event, in-cosmetics Global, which takes place from 17-19 April at the RAI Amsterdam.