dmg events appoints new Vice President of Energy Division

Press release
Published June 25th, 2015 - 07:27 GMT

dmg events, an international exhibition company, has appointed Paul Wilson as the new Vice President of the company’s Energy Division for the Middle East. Paul will take over responsibility from Christopher Hudson who in turn has been promoted to President of dmg events – Global Energy.


Paul will oversee the current portfolio based in the Middle East, which includes the region’s leading oil & gas event ADIPEC, Pipeline o magazine, as well as number of specialist energy related events including The Oil Barons Charity Ball. Paul will lead the current team based in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as well as being responsible for the expansion across the Middle East. ADIPEC, recently became an annual event and now attracts over 70,000 attendees, more than 6,300 delegates, 600 speakers, in addition to 42,000 net meters of event space.  Now one of the world’s most significant oil & gas events it is the must attend event in the Middle East.


Paul has had a remarkable career to date that has included time with Reed Exhibitions, Advanstar Communications, IIR and most recently UBM. During the past twenty-one years he has crafted a career that has included overseas roles in Asia, Europe and the UK. He has significant experience across B2B events with specialised experience within Pharmaceutical, Medical and Oil & Gas. Over the past three years, Paul successfully managed UBM’s Pharmapack, MEDTEC, and Care Shows based in London. Paul previously managed REED’s Energy & Marine events, including the Offshore Europe event in Aberdeen.


“dmg events owns and operates one of the largest portfolio of oil & gas events in the world today and offers real depth and opportunity for international companies seeking to connect with the ever growing and sophisticated Oil & Gas sector,” said Christopher Hudson, President DMG Energy events.


Simon Mellor, President - dmg events Middle East & Asia, added “We are pleased that Paul has agreed to join the business in Abu Dhabi; he is a talented individual with previous experience of the oil & gas industry and we are looking forward to developing our business with him. Over the past few weeks, I have had the opportunity to watch him work, he will add value and a new dimension to the teams here in the region.”


“Building on the strength and reputation of ADIPEC and Pipeline, dmg events is well poised to develop its oil and gas business in the region. The teams have enjoyed great success to date and I am relishing the opportunity to work with them and grow the business further,” commented Paul Wilson.

Background Information

DMG Events

Headquartered in Dubai, UAE since 1989 with operations in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Canada, South Africa and the UK, dmg events is an international exhibitions and publishing company. We attract more than 350,000 visitors to our portfolio of 80 exhibitions each year.

We have expanded our operations to achieve impressive growth in emerging and mature markets by the strategic acquisition of complementary businesses and by geo-cloning our flagship events, where we adapt our core event brands to work across new countries and cultures.

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