tfconnect, the event and exhibition industry’s global talent partner, welcomes industry expert, Kim Willis, to the team.

Kim is a very experienced exhibition industry senior executive who has, for the last seven years, run her own consulting business providing interim CEO support to ITE Plc in India and SE Asia, and business development Tarsus Group PLC in Indonesia.

Before this, she worked in the Middle East, initially for 10 years at dmg world media, Dubai, where she was responsible for the interiors sector including INDEX, which at 36,000m² was one of the world’s largest interior shows. She also launched spring-offs like Office and InRetail and developed JV’s to operate related shows in New Delhi and Bahrain.

Subsequently, she became exhibition director of Hilal Conferences & Exhibitions in Bahrain and for two years was responsible for developing its fledgling Conference & Exhibition business including gulfBID and gulfINTERIORS and the Gulf Industry Fair.

Kim’s new role with tfconnect will be to assist the team in growing their database of clients and candidates to include more Indian, Middle Eastern and SE Asian exhibition industry people – with a particular focus on developing more second tier management level work.

Given her wide experience she will also coach and support the current team in working with customers and sourcing new assignments.

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Molly joined the editorial team in March 2019. She has several years’ experience working in broadcast and journalism, as well as marketing and PR. Past experience includes working for the BBC and independent publishing houses. If you have a story you think Molly might be interested in, please email: