Cambio al vertice per Reed MIDEM, lascia il CEO Paul Zilk

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.   Paul 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.    Michel 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 to Feltham.   Dominic 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.”   Paul 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 transition.”   Michel 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 NBA (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 – Present 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  *organised by the SAFI, a subsidiary of Reed Expositions and Ateliers d’Art de France
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