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January 5, 2016

Questex Appoints Business Development Executives for Events and Digital Products

Questex, a leading global business information and events company, today announced two key appointments to drive the company’s growth and product development: Michael Driscoll, Questex Events vice president, business development; and Matt Kavney, Questex Digital Media vice president, business development.

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Kerry C. Gumas, Questex president and chief executive officer, said the new team members will “leverage their deep understanding of digital media, business development and the customers Questex serves” to grow the company’s events and digital products businesses.

“Questex continues to evolve as a technology-enabled platform integrating events, digital media and information products,” he said. “We serve our customers in key growth sectors globally, including hospitality and travel, beauty and wellness, technology and life sciences and health care. Our new team members will play a pivotal role in conveying the benefits that business events and high-quality digital information products and solutions can provide our customers in achieving their business and professional objectives.”

Michael Driscoll, who will lead the sales efforts for new events being launched by the company, has 30 years of experience in trade show, conference and events sales and business development. Prior to joining Questex, Driscoll was vice president of business development & sales and event director for the National Association of Broadcasters’ Content & Communications World Expo. He earlier served in executive sales management and business development roles at JD Events, Reed Exhibitions, Miller Freeman and Comtek International.  

Matt Kavney will lead the strategic sales effort for programs that span Questex’s network of products. He previously served SmartBrief, a leading digital business-to-business media company, for 13 years, managing the strategic accounts team responsible for cultivating relationships with business-to-business brands and their respective agencies. Before SmartBrief, he spent four years at a digital media buying agency focused on negotiating and managing large, demand-based, media partnerships for Network Solutions.

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