CMPi’s Blue quits Confex for events role at Advanstar

International Confex event director Jessica Blue has left CMPi to join Advanstar Communications. Blue becomes events director for the company’s European events portfolio, organising events for the licensing, pharmaceutical and science sectors. She will direct the Branding and Licensing show at Earls Court 2 in October. International Confex is currently interviewing candidates to replace Blue. "Jessica leaves Confex in a healthy position and with a strong brand," said CMPi group director Ben Greenish. "While total visitor numbers at this year’s show were down by just less than 4%, the numbers of corporate visitors and conference organisers were up, which is exactly what the show’s exhibitors told us they wanted."

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