Saturday, October 24, 2009

New BSG Leadership Plans Announced

Hong Kong, 23rd October 2009: Business Strategies Group Ltd. (BSG), Asia’s leading consultants to the business media and events industry, has announced new management plans for 2010 and beyond.

From 1st January 2010, BSG founder Paul Woodward will become chairman of the company with Mark Cochrane taking on the role of Managing Director. They will lead the business together until 1st July when Mr. Woodward leaves Asia to take on the full time position of Managing Director of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry. At that point, Mr. Woodward will become non-executive chairman of BSG and Mr. Cochrane will assume overall management responsibility for the company.

Mr. Cochrane has been based in Hong Kong for 12 years. Prior to joining BSG in 2006, he worked for Global Sources and the Gartner Group in a variety of roles. A graduate of Thunderbird, the American Graduate School of International Management, Mr. Cochrane has worked on a wide range of BSG’s consulting projects and, for the past three years, has been the primary author of the company’s annual study, “Trade Fairs in Asia.”

Commenting on the transition, Mr. Woodward said “We are all delighted that Mark will be stepping into this leadership role to take BSG forward into its second decade of business. The need which we identified back in 2000 when the company was formed for high quality, reliable information and advice on the business media industry in Asia still very much exists today. Mark’s experience means that he is very well positioned to provide what our clients need in the future.”

Regarding his new role, Mr. Cochrane said, “As Asia continues to be a growth centre, this is an exciting time to be managing BSG as it further strengthens its position as a market leader. I look forward to continuing to build on BSG’s long track record of providing clients with the advice and data that they need to successfully navigate change in this fast-growing industry.”

Friday, October 09, 2009

Nice piece from Shangri-La newsletter has me looking forward to our Taipei seminar

Taipei's a great city and this piece from Shangri-La hotels has me looking forward to being there in March next year for our UFI Open Seminar in Asia (4 - 5 March...more details soon on UFI web site):

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