Paul Zilk has decided to step down from his role as President/CEO of Reed MIDEM, an international organiser
of business events for the real estate and entertainment industries. Zilk will be succeeded by Michel Filzi, who is President/CEO of sister company Reed Expositions France (REF).
The change will be effective October 1st, 2020.
Zilk joined Reed MIDEM in 2001 and has been CEO for more than 17 years.
During his tenure, Reed MIDEM expanded
its business in the real estate, television, music and esports sectors.
Its portfolio includes leading real estate events MIPIM and MAPIC, and
entertainment events MIPCOM, MIPTV and MIDEM. Zilk will take on an
advisory role to Dominic Feltham, the EMEA President
for Reed Exhibitions, for the next 12 months.
Filzi has 22 years of experience at Reed Expositions France, including 6
years as CEO. Reed Expositions France
organises more than 30 events in 15 different sectors, such as
building, hospitality, transport, environment and art. Filzi will remain
as President/CEO of Reed Expositions France and will continue to report
Feltham said, “We are grateful to Paul for his leadership and success
in building strong brands that have served
customers worldwide in continuously-evolving industries. Michel Filzi
is an experienced leader, and I am confident he will do an excellent job
as the new head of Reed MIDEM.”
Zilk commented, “I am immensely proud of Reed MIDEM. We have a talented
multicultural team and many wonderful
partners and clients. The past 19 years have been terrific, but this is
the right time to refocus my interests and energies. Following lots of
preparation in recent months, I look forward to helping Michel with our
Filzi noted, “Reed MIDEM has always been an innovative organiser of
leading, premium quality international events
for business leaders. With Paul’s support, I am really looking forward
to working with the outstanding Reed MIDEM team to create new
opportunities to deliver exceptional value for our customers.”
About Paul Zilk
Prior to joining Reed MIDEM in 2001 and becoming CEO in 2003, Paul
Zilk’s career has included various international marketing and
management roles in the USA, Switzerland and France, at Nestlé and the
(National Basketball Association). He holds an AB from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
About Michel Filzi –
After a career at Andersen Consulting then at the Paris Chamber of
Commerce and Industry, Michel Filzi (53) joined Miller Freeman in 1998,
which became Reed Expositions France following its acquisition by Reed
Exhibitions in 2000. He was appointed President/CEO
of Reed Expositions France in January 2014. He graduated from Centrale
Paris and holds an MBA from INSEAD.
About Reed Exhibitions – Reed
Exhibitions is a leading global events business. It combines
face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about
markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in
almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting
more than 7 million participants. Our events, organised by 35 global
offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to
enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the
economic development of local markets and
national economies around the world. Reed Exhibitions is part of
RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional
and business customers across industries.
About Reed MIDEM –
Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional,
international markets that are essential business platforms for key
players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPCOM in
Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for
the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for
music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports
business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, Propel by
MIPIM – Cannes, Propel by MIPIM – Paris, Propel
by MIPIM NYC in partnership with Metaprop, MAPIC and LeisurUp in
Cannes, MAPIC Italy in Milan, for the retail real estate sector.
About REED EXPOSITIONS FRANCE –
in 15 industry sectors, with 30 leading events -including Batimat,
EquipHotel, IFTM-Top Resa, Expoprotection, Pollutec, SITL, Maison &
Objet*, Fiac, Paris
Photo – and 45 websites and blogs, Reed Expositions delivers contacts,
content and communities with the power to transform our customers’
business. More than 18,600 companies and 1.08 million buyers, from
France and abroad, are customers of our events.www.reedexpo.fr
*organised by the SAFI, a subsidiary of Reed Expositions and Ateliers d’Art de France