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dmg :: events has promoted its former director of business development to lead its digital marketing efforts in Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

James Drake-Brockman has been appointed the firm’s head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for dmg :: events’ digital marketing division. The digital marketing division runs ad:tech, iMedia Summits, iMedia Connection, Digital Collective and CMO Collective, totaling 37 events in 12 countries. Drake-Brockman moves from his role of director of business development, where he was focused on launching into emerging markets. He will continue to work on international launches while also taking over the portfolio of events that currently run in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

“We are excited to have James as part of the dmg :: events’ team and look forward to his leadership of the U.K. digital marketing team and expansion into new markets,” said Susan Macdermid, president, dmg :: events digital marketing division. “James is a rare find, combining deep market knowledge with years of event industry experience. His work turning around Internet World and launching an extremely successful iMedia Summit in Australia speaks for itself, and we are extremely excited to have him on board.”

Drake-Brockman has 14 years’ tradeshow experience, specializing in technology events, including six years as event director of Internet World in London from 2005 to 2010. He has worked on a range of exhibitions including The Windows Show, Windows Enterprise, Linux Expo, WebMaster, WebStrategy as well as launching/chairing conferences, including the iMedia Online Retail Summit, the Future of Social Media and Harnessing the Power of Twitter.

dmg :: events was founded in 1989 and organizes more than 80 events in 25 countries each year. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn., it is currently active in North America, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. dmg :: events is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust, one of the largest media companies in the United Kingdom.

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