INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Top moves at Miller Freeman

Miller Freeeman Asia (MFA) has made three senior appointments. It has promoted Peter Sutton to president and chief executive while Michael Duck and Chris Eve become senior vice-presidents. The company has also sold its travel and tourism group.

Miller Freeeman Asia (MFA) has made three senior appointments. It has promoted Peter Sutton to president and chief executive while Michael Duck and Chris Eve become senior vice-presidents. The company has also sold its travel and tourism group.

Sutton will be responsible for the day-to-day running of the business as well as being involved in a strategy to become 'Asia's major Internet business-to-business media company'.

'It is an exciting and challenging prospect to continue MFA's growth into web-based products, while ensuring that we maintain our leading position as a trade fair organiser in Asia,' said Sutton.

The new president was previously a director of MFA while Duck and Eve were board directors.

Duck will oversee the IT and travel events in Hong Kong as well as being responsible for the company's global cruise and maritime events. Eve will be involved in all Asian business outside Hong Kong and mainland China.

Meanwhile, MFA has sold its travel and tourism group and associated publishing services in Singapore, to hongkong.com.

'The sale will enable us to further develop our on-line business-to-business marketplaces,' said Sutton. 'We also aim to grow our existing businesses in the years ahead. This sale is beneficial for all concerned.'

The sale will not affect the International Tourism Asia trade fair, a joint venture between MFA and ITB Berlin.




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