Patrick Martell, current CEO of Informa Intelligence and COO of
Informa Group, will take the reins as CEO of global exhibitions
organiser Informa Markets while continuing his role as group COO,
effective 1 January 2023.
Having been with the company since 2014, Martell's vast digital and
data experience and knowledge of the exhibitions industry, including
heavy involvement in the integration of Penton Information Services in
2016, will instrumental to his role as the incoming chief of Informa
Markets' leadership team.
“I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to lead Informa
Markets from 2023,” said Martell. “The business is nearly back to full
strength on in-person events and rapidly expanding what it offers
customers in terms of technology, data services and digital
Martell will take over from Charlie McCurdy, who will transition to a new role as strategic advisor to Informa Group in 2023.
McCurdy, an exhibitions industry veteran with 35 years of experience,
has served as Informa Markets CEO for the past seven years and will
remain in his post for the remainder of 2022. In his new role as
strategic advisor, he will continue to support Informa Markets’ digital
and data services development, as well as provide support on key
partnership relationships and future growth opportunities.