Exhibitions & Trade Fairs Appoints New Senior Operations Manager

By , 27 May, 2015

Exhibitions & Trade Fairs (ETF) has appointed John Woods as their newly created Senior Operations Manager. The role reflects ETF’s continued commitment to delivering world-class shows. He will oversee the operations of all ETF show portfolios, including Business Events, Lifestyle, Industrial and International.


The move to ETF marks a continuation of his career in operations management as John previously held the role of General Manager, Operations Australian Gift & Homewares Association. Boasting 17 years experience, he is a true industry specialist with stints spanning event management, business management and event operations. He has also worked at Reed Exhibitions, Expertise Events and DMG World Media in operations and business management roles.


Gary Daly, Managing Director at ETF said:

“John has a wealth of experience in event operations management including previous roles where he made significant contributions to major indoor/outdoor events, encompassing trade and consumer events.” Mr Daly said.


“We’re very pleased to have him on our team as we lead into a significant year of shows for ETF, including The World Gas Conference in Paris this month, National 4×4 Show, the new Drinks Industry Show, the Travel Industry Exhibition, ACE Victoria and Motorclassica all before the year’s end. John is an excellent team player who will make a great contribution to our business.”


Woods said:

“I’m delighted to be joining the team at ETF to take on a role that will contribute to what are already excellent events in terms of show delivery. My aim is to continue the quality work of our Operations Teams and make the event experience for all visitors, exhibitors, sponsors, stakeholders and associations as smooth and enjoyable as possible.”

Source: Exhibitions and Trade Fairs