Our Leadership Team
CEO, RX France
After more than 25 years in the events industry, the majority of them with RX, Michel is still fuelled by the excitement he feels at the opening of every event and when meeting with clients and partners. Having begun his career in a French electrical control-command company in South Africa, it was during his six-year consultancy period at Accenture (France) that Michel experienced his first large scale event, when he was assigned to Albertville for two years to work on the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. Prior to joining Miller Freeman France in 1998, Michel spent a short time at the Chamber of Commerce of Paris (CCIP) where he embraced the opportunity to expand his experience of the different organisational structures of the trade fair sector in France and in Europe.
Following the acquisition of Miller Freeman by RX and subsequent formation of Reed Expositions France in 2001, Michel took on responsibility for the world-leading congress for heart disorder treatments, Cardiostim, and the management of an event portfolio which included Pollutec, a leading environmental exhibition. Over his year’s with RX, Michel has managed a portfolio of events in a variety of sectors including industry, food & hospitality, IT, fitness and healthcare. In 2012 Michel became managing director of Reed Expositions France before being promoted to CEO in 2014, with additional responsibility for RX Italy. In 2020 Michel also became CEO of Reed MIDEM. His passion for business strategy and change management saw him lead the merger of the two businesses, to form RX France, in April 2021.
Michel loves the opportunity he has to work with diverse individuals both inside and outside of RX and is dedicated to creating sustainable relationships with all stakeholders in the event value chain, from suppliers and clients to professional associations. Having already had many years’ experience with 365 digital platforms in two sectors, franchise (acquired) and home decoration (launched), Michel is excited by the increasing focus on data and digital opportunities and hybrid event formats at RX. Michel has long been a member of the Board of Directors of the French Exhibition Association (UNIMEV) and is currently its Treasurer.
Chief Operating Officer
Human Resources Director
Head of Sales
Chief Marketing Officer & Portfolio Director