“Our work in Asia spans India, China, Hong Kong and Indonesia and here, we operate a mixture of wholly owned and joint venture events.
In India we have a wholly owned and fast-growing business in Delhi, called Hyve. 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 the building and interiors industry. In China, we have a wholly owned and very successful sales office in Beijing that supports Hyve’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
Gordon Payne is responsible for all operations in Asia and has been with Hyve since February 2017. He has 20+ years of senior leadership experience in major business media companies including UBM (now Informa Markets) where he led their highly successfully business in Amsterdam for eight years. Prior to Hyve, Gordon worked with Mark Shashoua on the acclaimed transformation of emap connect into i2i Events Group where he focused on creating the critical international dimension to the business that drove much of i2i’s growth. Gordon has worked extensively in China, India, Latin America, Middle East, USA and Europe and currently lives in Hong Kong.