Informa Markets joins Superyacht Industry research project

Informa Markets Announcement

Consultants Simon Foster and Tony Harris to represent Informa Markets on Superyacht Industry Taskforce leading the world of yacht shows into its next major phase of development.

The leading organiser of yachting industry events, Informa Markets, is joining a major research initiative underway to better define the overall objectives of yacht owners, shipyards, brokers, suppliers and other key industry participants and create a customer-focused plan that will ensure its yacht shows continue to meet the needs of major stakeholders in the future.

As part of this, Informa Markets has contracted two experienced consultants to represent the Group.

Tony Harris will act as Informa Markets’ Superyacht Industry Ambassador, representing the company’s portfolio of Yacht Shows worldwide. Tony will work closely with Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of Monaco Yacht Show, and Andrew Doole, President – US Boat Shows, to coordinate customer participation across multiple events, as well as representing Informa Markets on the international Superyacht Industry Taskforce. Tony is an expert in the yachting industry, having held positions as President and CEO of Boat International Media and founder of Thincblue, an advisory service for the luxury and sports markets.

Simon Foster will lead the research programme for Informa Markets, which is expected to be completed later this year. Simon has extensive experience in the exhibitions industry, most recently as CEO of the leading French show organiser, Comexposium. Previously he spent 19 years with UBM as Director and then CEO of UBM’s EMEA region, based in Amsterdam and London.

Contacts:

Holly Wallace, VP Corporate Communications, Informa, holly.wallace@informa.com
Simon Foster, Program Lead, Informa Markets, simonafoster@live.com
Tony Harris, Superyacht Industry Ambassador, Informa, tony.harris@thincblue.com