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About

> This is WTG Events

WTG Events is an award-winning international media organisation providing business intelligence and commercial connections to our clients through large scale business summits and digital solutions.

We specialise in Business Performance, Energy, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Our team of product experts focus on uncovering market opportunities and the connections necessary to realise them. They analyse where there is growth, what is the next big thing to affect markets, who are the market disrupters and how clients can take advantage of the changes they bring about. They surface the best new ideas and connect thought leaders, leading practitioners and decision makers with the best in class suppliers who can help bring them to fruition.

We work in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment; we are innovative and demanding; we embrace change and celebrate success.

WTG Events’ values guide who we are, what we do and how we behave internally and externally. We are a Meritocracy, we are Accountable, we are Genuine, we are Illuminating and we are Connected.

> Past and Present

World Trade Group (WTG Events) was formed in 1997 by Victor Lewis and Andrew Brown.

In 2002 they acquired the assets of Access Events (AEI), a traditional conference company. Looking to expand their global footprint, they opened in Toronto, Canada in 2003.

After four years of independent growth AEI was integrated into WTG's core business to create a single market-leading events company operating successfully across a number of key product areas; business performance, pharmaceuticals, energy, manufacturing and supply chain.

WTG Events set out to create a distinction between standard conferences and business summits. The 'business summit' model which it went on to pioneer, combines a high quality conference which decision makers pay to attend with a series of pre-arranged one-to-one business meetings and organised networking opportunities between delegates and sponsoring companies.

The company also built a fast-growing portfolio of online products.

In 2012 Victor Lewis retired and GCP Capital Partners LLP (now Kester Capital) acquired a majority stake in the company.

In summer 2014, WTG Events created a new global structure, with industry focused sector teams. The initiative was designed to support the creation of larger commercial events with deeper specialist content, more digital content including a full annual calendar of webinars, and a wider international footprint. 
The sector teams: Business Performance; Pharmaceuticals; Energy; Manufacturing and Supply Chain are based in WTG Event's Global Hub in London. Each will develop international and regionally focused summits in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia, plus webinars and other digital content. 

The sector teams: Business Performance; Pharmaceuticals; Energy; Manufacturing and Supply Chain are based in WTG Event's Global Hub in London. Each will develop international and regionally focused summits in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.

WTG Events now employs over 250 people worldwide.  The group has ambitious plans to accelerate its rate of growth by geo-cloning its flagship events and expanding its digital offerings.

 

> Our Values: What Makes Us a MAGIC company

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Meet the team

David Gilbertson

Chairman

Adam Maidment

Partner

Jeniv Shah

Vice President

Susanna V. Kempe

Non Executive Director

Rodger Stanton

Group CFO

Sheryl Paul

Global Head of Marketing

Dan Drori

Group Sales Director

Jo Evans

Global Head of Operations

Gemma Denton

HR manager

Contact Us

London

World Trade Group
90 Union Street
London
SE1 0NW
United Kingdom

Phone: 1-800-290-2689
Switchboard: +44 (0)20 7202 7500
Fax: +44 (0)20 7202 7600
Email: info@wtgevents.com


 

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PRESS RELEASE 11th August 2014


World Trade Group announces new structure for events growth



London: August 11, 2014. World Trade Group (WTG Events), the business summits company, is to restructure into global teams focused by industry sector.


The initiative is designed to support the creation of larger commercial events with deeper specialist content and a wider international footprint.


The sector teams: Business Performance; Pharmaceuticals; Energy; Manufacturing and Supply Chain will be based in WTG Event's Global Hub in London. Each will develop international and regionally focused summits in Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia.


As part of the restructure, WTG Events will close its local office in Toronto, Canada and bring together all its global research, marketing, sales and operations resources in London.


Commenting on the change, WTG Events Chief Executive Mario Berard said: "Creating a global centre of excellence in London built on sector focused teams will enable WTG Events to serve each of our markets more effectively. Our account management teams will now mirror our clients´ global offerings and create more powerful brand awareness, thought leadership and business development solutions across our world-wide portfolio of events. The concentration of our global research expertise will also allow us to build richer and more comprehensive event programmes centred on need-to-know content."


WTG Events are created through primary research with the market. Unlike typical commercial conference companies who focus on topic research, WTG Events´ team of product experts focus on uncovering market opportunities and the connections necessary to realise them. They analyse where there is growth, what is the next big thing to affect markets, who are the market disrupters and how clients can take advantage of the changes they bring about. They surface the best new ideas and connect thought leaders, leading practitioners and decision makers with the best in class suppliers who can help bring them to fruition.


David Gilbertson, Chairman of WTG Events said: "We specialise in bringing markets together, to connect buyers to new ideas and opportunities that will help their businesses grow and to the high quality suppliers who can help them deliver that growth. Our delegates and our commercial partners operate in global marketplaces. Mirroring that global market focus in our own organisational structure will enable WTG Events to serve our customers better. We expect this to raise still further the quality of our events and to be a platform for accelerating our company- wide performance."


WTG Events is owned by the global private equity company Kester Capital.


For further enquiries please contact:


Susanna Kempe
World Trade Group
www.wtgevents.com
90 Union Street
London
SE1 0NW

+44 20 7202 7500
1-800-290-2689

info@wtgevents.com



PRESS RELEASE 9th October 2014


Claudia Winkleman set to host the HR Distinction Awards



Claudia Winkleman, presenter, journalist and film critic, known to many for co-presenting Strictly Come Dancing and her dark (and seriously impressive) fringe, will be hosting the HR Distinction Awards on the 3rd of February 2015 in Birmingham.

Claudia is a BBC regular and will bring her positive energy and sense of humour to the prestigious HR Distinction Awards organised by WTG Events to celebrate and recognise the best HR initiatives in the UK and further abroad.

HR executives who have developed outstanding HR strategies and are able to present a clear link between their activities and their results on the bottom line can enter the HR Distinction Awards for a chance to win a prestigious award and be up on stage with Claudia Winkleman.

The HR distinction awards are an opportunity to be recognised by the best in the business. Entries are now open and are due to close on Friday 3rd October 2014 and the shortlist will be announced on 3rd November 2014.

There are 12 categories this year, to honour distinction in talent management, change management, people development, innovative use of technology and more. Further information can be found here: http://www.hrdistinctionawards.com/

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About the HR Distinction Awards

Held at Birmingham's ICC on the 3th February 2015, the HR Distinction Awards take place alongside industry-leading conference and exhibition, the HR Directors Business Summit.

The HR Distinction Awards recognise companies and individuals for their contribution to business-relevant HR strategies, and are judged by an independent panel using strict, pre-defined criteria for each category (visit www.hrdistinctionawards.com for full details).

Awards highlights, interviews with all the winners, a list of all short-listed entries and images from the night's events will be available to view online at www.hrdistinctionawards.com.

Contact the Awards' team on hrawards@wtgevents.com or call +44(0) 207 202 7773.

About WTG Events:

WTG is an award-winning international media business offering our clients a compelling mix of large-scale business summits, live events and online products. For more information please visit: http://www.wtgevents.com/

PRESS RELEASE 17th October 2014


What do Nev Wilshire and Dave Ulrich have in common?



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They’re both known for their extraordinary achievements in management and both will be keynote speakers at the 13th Annual HR Directors Business Summit in Birmingham in February 2015.

Nev’s personal and unorthodox management style has won the hearts and minds of its staff, giving his company, Save Britain Money, a top spot on the Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for. Not only is Nev the star of his own company but also BBC 3’s The Call Centre - a fly-on-the-wall documentary series following staff in the third largest call centre in Swansea. He will share his management secrets for retaining staff and building employee loyalty.

Dave Ulrich, Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and multi-ward winning Author will be focusing on the next horizon for HR, from his most recent book, HR from the Outside In.

Nev Wilshire and Dave Ulrich represent diversity of opinion – other speakers include board-level HR Directors from Shell, Sky, TfL and Unilever alongside the CEOs from Cash Converters, Biffa Waste Services Guide Dogs and more.

The Summit will bring together over 600+ HR Directors and over 100 solutions providers for two days full of debate, discussions, enlightenment and business meetings and last but not least… glamorous HR Distinction Awards.

For more information on the Summit, speakers and the HR Distinction Awards, please visit www.hrevent.com/PR.

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For more information about the 13th HR Directors Business Summit (3th – 4th of February, ICC, Birmingham, UK) including the cutting edge HR thinkers presenting at the event and latest programme, please visit: www.hrevent.com/.

Confirmed speakers include:

Dave Ulrich, Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
David Patrick, CEO, Cash Converters
Ian Wakelin, CEO, Biffa Waste Services
Hugh Mitchell, Chief HR Officer, Shell
Deborah Baker, Director of People, Sky
Geoff McDonald, Former Global Vice President Human Resources - Talent, Marketing,
Communications, Sustainability & Water, Unilever
Simon Wells, Former Crisis and Terrorist Negotiator

If you are a senior HR professional, or offer a service you feel would add value for HR executives, request your invitation today online here: www.hrevent.com/PR email:enquire@wtgevents.com or call: +44(0)20 7202 7500

About WTG Events:

WTG is an award-winning international media business offering our clients a compelling mix of large-scale business summits, live events and online products. For more information please visit: http://www.wtgevents.com/.

Careers

WTG is an award-winning international media business offering our clients a compelling mix of large- scale business summits, live events and online products.

We currently have our office in London and ambitious future growth plans. Ours is a dynamic, friendly, fun and fast-paced environment. Our people need to be highly-skilled, motivated, proactive team players who get things done and are hungry for success. We are spearheading a new and exciting approach to marketing across all of our products and as such this role is a key part of the change programme and senior marketing resource.

If you have proven drive, determination, talent, energy and creativity; if you know that you can make a lasting impact here, then we want to hear from you. To see our current vacancies click on one of the links on the left.

For WTG sales vacancies, please email careers.london@wtgevents.com or call Gemma Denton on +44 (0) 207 202 7625

Sales Executives

London

We currently have a rare opportunity for ambitious and articulate individuals who can demonstrate a strong entrepreneurial flair and the determination and drive to be successful in business to business sales with possibility to join our fast track program to management level and unrivalled earnings.

We welcome previous skills and experience in the events industry.

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Conference Producer

London

We currently have a limited number of great opportunities for both new graduates and experienced conference producers. We provide training, development and a clear career path for creative, tenacious, intelligent and enthusiastic individuals with enquiring minds.

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Credit Controller

London

The Credit Controller position sits within the wider Finance team and is responsible for the collection of outstanding debt from our North American Accounts. Whilst predominantly collecting for North America, you will also help out with the UK accounts as required

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