Our Divisions

ITE Group operates market-leading shows all across the world including in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and in numerous industry sectors such as construction, energy, food and fashion. In order to provide the best possible events for our customers, we have teams working in over 15 offices worldwide, who apply their local expertise to make our events must-attend for our customers.

We operate our business across six divisions. Five of the six represent a particular geography, and our sixth division, Global Brands, encompasses those of our shows which have multiple editions around the world, plus our iconic Africa Oil Week and Mining Indaba brands.

You can read more about our divisions, and their leaders, below.

Global Brands

“The Global Brands division represents ITE Group’s top market-leading, global events. Our exhibitions and conferences are number one in their sector, attracting a growing list of visitors, VIPs and exhibitors. The division is focused on delivering innovation for our customers and growth for our shareholders.

The division comprises Bett – the world’s biggest education technology show held annually in London, with four further shows throughout the world; Mining Indaba – the largest annual investment conference dedicated to the capitalisation of mining in Africa; Breakbulk – a global series of events in Houston, Shanghai, Dubai and Bremen for specialised cargo; CWIEME – our global coil winding and electric motor portfolio of shows across continents; and Africa Oil Week – the leading oil and gas event on the African continent bringing together executives and governments from across the world.”

Elizabeth Deeming, Divisional Director, Global Brands

  • 175+ colleagues
  • 15 exhibitions across 5 portfolios
  • c.4,000 exhibitors in 2018
  • c.100,000 visitors in 2018



“Russia is home to some of the most iconic events in our portfolio. Throughout 2018, we hosted 16 trade exhibitions in Russia, many of which are the largest in their industries, including MosBuild, MITT, WorldFood Moscow, TransRussia, Mining World Russia and YugAgro. Many of our Russian events take place at Crocus Expo, one of the largest and most modern exhibition centres in the world.

Moscow is also home to 200 ITE Group colleagues, making it the second-largest office in our network.”

Dmitry Zavgorodniy, General Director, Russia
  • 200+ colleagues
  • 16 exhibitions
  • 10,000+ exhibitors in 2018
  • 280,000+ visitors in 2018



“Our operations in Asia span India, China, Hong Kong and Indonesia. In India we have a wholly owned and fast-growing business in Delhi, called ITEI. In Mumbai our joint venture company, ABEC, has a portfolio of market-leading events including the flagship Acetech series, regarded as India’s premier portfolio of events for bringing together major international and domestic players from the building and interiors industry. In China, we have a wholly owned and very successful sales office in Beijing that supports ITE’s broader international portfolio. Our businesses in Shanghai include a portfolio of wholly owned and joint venture events, our joint venture in Hong Kong manages the world leading Chinacoat event and our joint venture in Jakarta runs Indonesia’s leading construction event. We also have small offices in Chennai and Bangalore.”

Gordon Payne, Regional Director Asia 

  • 527 colleagues
  • 17 exhibitions
  • 5,900+ exhibitors in 2018
  • 271,000+ visitors in 2018


“Our UK division grew significantly in 2018 following the acquisition of five market-leading UK events. We are proud to operate what are considered to be the market-leading exhibitions in the fashion, giftware and garden retail sectors in the UK. Pure London, the UK's leading fashion trade show, is held twice annually at Kensington Olympia and is considered the must-attend event for the industry. Spring Fair, which is ITE Group’s number one show by revenue, is also the UK’s largest home and gift marketplace.

We have a vibrant and ambitious team of over 130 people dedicated to working on our products, based at our headquarters in Paddington.”

Julie Driscoll, Regional Director UK

  • 130+ colleagues
  • 15 exhibitions
  • c.7,000 exhibitors in 2018
  • c.130,000 visitors in 2018

Central Asia


“In 2018, ITE Group’s Central Asia division operated a total of 51 events across Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. We cover nine industries with a particular expertise in build & interiors, food & beverage, energy and travel & tourism. We have offices in Almaty, Baku and Tashkent, and employ 118 people in the region.”

Yuri Borodikhin, Regional Director, Central Asia 

  • 118 colleagues
  • 51 exhibitions in three countries
  • 5,100+ exhibitors in 2018
  • 100,000+ visitors in 2018

Eastern and Southern Europe

“Our Eastern and Southern Europe division is represented by our offices in Turkey and Ukraine, and operated by our fantastic team of 85 colleagues. 

We cover industries such as build & interiors, food & packaging, and travel & tourism. Some of our largest shows in the division include TurkeyBuild Istanbul, the region's largest building, construction materials and technologies exhibition and AquaTherm Kyiv, the largest and best-known trade exhibition in Ukraine for building services.”

Kemal Ulgen, Regional Director Eastern and Southern Europe 

  • 155 colleagues
  • 17 exhibitions
  • 5,900+ exhibitors in 2018
  • 280,000+ visitors in 2018