SingEx-Sphere Holdings has renamed itself as Constellar, and will welcome industry veteran Jean-François Quentin as its new group CEO on 1 August.
This comes after the February 2021 merger between Singapore's SingEx Holdings and Sphere Exhibits in a move to grow the company's presence in the regional MICE market for hybrid events.
Robin Hu, Chairman of Constellar Holdings, said: “The future of events belongs to those who build enduring connections through innovative engagements.
"The Constellar brand name and logo reflect our vision to become a global leader in the MICE experience space [via] our constellation of event IPs [to] connect people and businesses with the future. We are excited to expand horizons with new knowledge, connections and opportunities as we unite our networks around this common purpose.”
Constellar aims to build global relevance as a star player and create a nexus between industry giants, government agencies and relevant key partners, actively connecting a constellation of global marketplaces and networks.
Appointed to helm Constellar as group CEO is Jean-François Quentin, a 20-year veteran of the exhibitions and media industry. He has served in senior leadership positions, and brings a stellar track record of leading successful mergers and acquisitions as well as integrating diverse businesses in dynamic environments.
He was formerly president and CEO of UBM Brazil (now part of Informa Markets), CEO and a founding member of the management team of easyFairs from 2004 to 2014, and most recently divisional managing director at RX France (Reed Exhibitions).
“I am delighted to join and lead the newly formed Constellar as Group CEO at this time of change and consolidation for the event industry which will bring many business opportunities in digital and live events," said Quentin.