Foley to step down from EIA post

Events Industry Alliance (EIA) group chief executive Trevor Foley is to step down from the post to develop the company he launched earlier this year. Foley plans to leave the job at an as-yet unset date this year when “decisions have been made regarding the future needs of the business and the structure required to deliver the EIA’s agendas”, according to EIA chairman Nigel Nathan. He intends to focus on expanding his business, Event Services Network, which launched at the beginning of this year. The company will carry out event consultancy and potentially launch a speaker bureau. “The current media environment presents a fantastic opportunity for the events industry and I’d like to play a direct commercial role in that bright future,” said Foley. It has yet to be decided who will replace Foley and the position will be advertised. Nathan said Foley’s contribution to the industry over the past decade had been considerable. “His desire now to look to new challenges and opportunities is, however, wholly understandable and he will be assisting the EIA board in reviewing both its agenda and the appropriate structure to build on its successes in the future.”

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