Outgoing Managing Director Peter Wanderydz to continue as Senior Advisor after 15 years at the helm.
Brussels, 27 August 2018: Multinational event organiser and venue manager Easyfairs has appointed Joachim Warnberg as its new Managing Director for the Nordic Region. Warnberg, a Swedish national, joins from Copenhagen-based ISS Facility Services where he worked as responsible for commercial operations in the Nordics and subsequently as Group VP Strategy & Transformation. He previously spent 15 years with Accenture Sweden AB where he was Partner and Strategy Consulting Practice Lead.
As of 10 September, Warnberg will lead an organisation that has experienced spectacular growth under the leadership of outgoing Managing Director Peter Wanderydz, who started Easyfairs Sweden AB from scratch in 2003. Easyfairs Nordic now has 137 full-time employees working at offices in Gothenburg, Kista, Malmö and Helsinki, manages three venues in Malmö, Kista and Gothenburg with a net surface area of 50,000 m2, and runs 60 of its own events including leading Nordic brands in multiple sectors such as Fastfood & Café – Restaurangexpo (catering), Empack (packaging), Fastighetsmässan (real estate) and Elmässan (electrical and lighting). The company is now active in all the continental Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).
“These have been 15 exhilarating and thoroughly enjoyable years,” said Wanderydz. “I am immensely proud of what we have achieved, but now it’s time to hand over to new management and I warmly welcome Joachim. I will work very closely with him to ensure continuity and help him succeed in his mission.” In addition to advising on operations in the Nordic Region, Wanderydz will act as a Senior Advisor for Easyfairs Group for the next two years fulfilling specific missions.
Joachim Warnberg is relishing the challenge of working in the events industry. “I am looking forward to building on the success of Peter Wanderydz and the Easyfairs Nordic team and taking the organisation to the next level. One of my first priorities is to ensure a successful launch of our new venue on the outskirts of Gothenburg,” he said. The Åby facility will offer 15,000 square metres of indoor exhibition space. It is due to open at the start of 2019.
In welcoming Warnberg, Easyfairs Founder and Group CEO Eric Everard commented, “Joachim brings 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the service industry and his systematic, professional and reliable approach will be a great asset. I am confident that his analytical frame of mind will help further grow and optimise our operations in the Nordic Region.”
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Peter for his tireless efforts to build up the Easyfairs Nordic organisation. Peter is above all a great entrepreneur, who has embodied the Easyfairs spirit ever since we started out on our incredible journey. I look forward to working with him on Group projects,” added Everard.
Easyfairs enables communities to “visit the future” at must-attend events that anticipate their needs and present solutions in the ideal format.
The group currently organises 218 events in 17 countries (Algeria, Belgium, China, Denmark, Emirates, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States). Easyfairs also manages 10 events venues in Belgium, the Netherlands and Sweden (Ghent, Antwerp, Namur, Mechelen-Brussels North, Hardenberg, Gorinchem, Venray, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö).
The group employs more than 750 people and generated revenues exceeding €160 million for its financial year 2016-2017.
Easyfairs strives to be the most adaptable, agile and effective player in the events industry by employing committed individuals, deploying the best marketing and technology tools and developing strong brands. Visit the future with Easyfairs.
For more information, visit our website www.easyfairs.com