International exhibitions company dmg events has appointed Andy White as the vice president of its construction division – Middle East & Asia. 

Promoted from group event director for construction, White joined dmg events in 2010 as the event director of The Big 5 in Dubai, one of the largest events for the construction industry in the Middle East. 

He played a key role in the evolution of The Big 5 and the geo-cloning of the brand in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, India and Indonesia.

White began his career with Blenheim Exhibitions in 1992 before moving into management roles with Miller Freeman, CMP, UBM, and Clarion Events has also managed the launch of several focused events in the concrete, heavy machinery, stone, waste and recycling, commercial cleaning and facilities management sectors.

Simon Mellor, president, dmg events, Middle East and Asia, said: “Andy has been a valuable asset to dmg events, bringing with him over two decades of international experience to provide unique insights on the region’s growing events market. Through his tremendous leadership and sharp business acumen, he has been responsible for the successful expansion of The Big 5 across the GCC and Asia. Andy’s promotion is a big leap towards the company’s ambitious expansion plans and its long-term agenda across the MENA and Asian territories.”

White said: “I am excited to lead dmg events in a broader capacity in my new role where we will continue to explore fresh markets to deliver real value for our exhibitors and sponsors.

“In addition, we will use the strength and reputation of our leading brands to look for opportunities in new adjacent sectors to capitalise on the underlying opportunities ahead and ensure a bright future for the company.”

The firm recently won the gong for the Best Organiser Operations Team at this year’s Exhibition News Awards.

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