Artexis Easyfairs, the Brussels-based events organiser and venue manager, has announced the appointment of Roland Brand as its new Head of Region for Switzerland. Artexis Easyfairs identified Brand as being ideally qualified to drive forward the company’s ambitious plans for new product launches and acquisitions in the Swiss market.Since 2009 Roland Brand has enjoyed great success as Chief Executive Officer with BERNEXPO GROUPE. Brand not only transformed BERNEXPO into the third largest venue in Switzerland but also acquired, and further developed, several leading trade fairs for the group. By the end of his tenure BERNEXPO owned or hosted 30 trade shows and managed 200 congresses and live events. Brand previously held several senior management positions, notably as Director, Marketing & Sales with the BOSCH Group in Switzerland and Australia as well as Managing Director of the leading Swiss football club, BSC Young Boys Bern. Christian Rudin, who has led Easyfairs Switzerland since 2012, will stay on board as Head of Business Development.
20 December 2016Easyfairs announced its acquisition of Pentawards, the most prestigious worldwide competition exclusively dedicated to packaging design in all its forms. Created in January 2007, Pentawards' primary mission is to increase awareness of packaging design and those who create it. (more…)
11 August 2016Artexis Easyfairs, the Brussels-based events organiser and venue manager, has acquired Evenementenhal, which organises a total of 78 events and operates 3 venues in the Netherlands. (more…)
11 September 2015Show organiser Easyfairs is moving its London packaging event to London’s most iconic venue – Olympia. Packaging Innovations London has seen "phenomenal growth" since the show’s launch in 2010; and with the addition of Luxury Packaging in 2011, the event has now evolved to be the exclusive event for branded and inspirational packaging in the capital, with a strong emphasis on the design, branding and premium end of the market. (more…)