Reed Exhibitions Greater China Names New President

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SHANGHAI, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Nat Wong, the current president of Reed Exhibitions Greater China, will be succeeded by Mr. Hu Wei on April 16th 2015. Mr. Hu will come on board today to understudy Nat and be orientated to the business.

"We owe a lot to Nat for his contributions. Over this period of time, he has been instrumental in growing the business and we have seen RXGC scaling greater heights with expansion into new markets through acquisitions and launches that I am fully appreciative and proud of," said Paul Beh, Regional President of Reed Exhibitions Asia-Pacific.

Describing his tenure in RXGC, Nat states: "My time at Reed has been an exciting time with many proud moments and achievement with a wonderful team. The company has experienced great developments now spanning 9 outstanding member companies and 12 specialized industry sectors with 58 premier events to date planned for this year across the Greater China region."

Hu Wei is a Tianjin native. His career has spanned over nearly 20 years in China and the United States, where he received both his MA and MBA. His career achievements include a 10-year stint at Best Buy rising to the rank of Director of International Merchandising. Hu additionally spent 4 years at Ace Hardware Corporation; initially as the Director of Global Merchandising in Chicago, and ultimately as the GM for Asia, where his responsibilities included managing P&L, overseeing operations in China, Israel, Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia, and supporting sales in North Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and the Caribbean.

As the new leader of RXGC, Hu and his team face an exciting year ahead with a number of major launches.  These include the upcoming The Health Industry Summit (tHIS), one of the world's largest integrated health industry event with member company Reed Sinopharm, and a debut into the broadcasting, TV, music and entertainment industry with the launch of Shanghai Comic Convention by partnering sister US division, ReedPOP, the largest producer of pop culture events in the world. Hu will continue to steer his team's growth by continuing Reed's on-going expansion in China and working to generate even greater results for clients, in addition to supporting the company's on-going investment in its workforce.

About Reed Exhibitions Greater China

- The country's leading exhibition organizer

Reed Exhibitions Greater China is a part of Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer that has over 500 events in 43 countries. Globally, Reed's portfolio of exhibitions and conferences serves 43 industry sectors across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Africa. The company employs 3,700 people worldwide. In 2014, Reed Exhibitions brought together over seven million event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business for its customers. Reed Exhibitions is a division of RELX Group plc., a world leading provider of professional information solutions as well as a FTSE-100 company.

After over three decades of rapid growth, Reed Exhibitions Greater China is the country's leading organizer of definitive trade events. It is made up of nine outstanding member companies: Reed Exhibitions China, Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions, Reed Huabo Exhibitions, Reed Huaqun Exhibitions, Reed Exhibitions (Shanghai), Reed Guanghe Exhibitions, Reed Huabai Exhibitions, Reed Hongda Exhibitions and Reed Exhibitions Kuozhan.

Currently, over 500 staff help Reed Exhibitions Greater China to serve 12 specialized sectors: Electronics Manufacturing & Assembly -Machine Tools, Metalworking & Industrial Materials - Converting - Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals, Health Care, Beauty & Cosmetics, Sports & Recreation - Gifts & Homeware - Auto Aftermarket - Lifestyle - Gaming - Publishing - Property & Travel - Marine, Energy, Oil & Gas - Broadcasting, TV, Music & Entertainment.

In 2014, Reed Exhibitions Greater China held over 50 events and brought together over 1 million visitors and nearly 40,000 conference delegates. Our events hosted more than 30,000 suppliers whose stands occupied more than 1.6 million sqm of show floor space.

Source: Reed Exhibitions Greater China