Clarion Gaming has announced the appointment of former London Book Fair director Andy Ventris as Event Director of its annual flagship trade show, ICE London.
Ventris will report directly to Clarion Gaming Managing Director Stuart Hunter, utilizing his experience running international events for the travel industry to continue growing the ICE London brand.
“Andy has enjoyed a glittering career working with stakeholders to grow and develop brands across a number of contrasting sectors and in five continents,” said Hunter.
“The London Book Fair plays an important role within the publishing industry, as ICE does for gaming, and the most recent event which Andy led faced similar industry challenges and opportunities as ICE.
“Having worked in a start-up sports events business early in his career, Andy also is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, a culture that also underpins and drives the gambling sector. I am delighted to have him on board as we welcome the land-based suppliers back to ICE in February 2023 and partner with our stakeholders to deliver gaming’s pre-eminent international in-person event.”
Ventris added, “ICE London is a formidable brand that every ambitious event professional aspires to work on. I’m hugely excited to be joining the team, working with clients to deliver first class solutions and bringing my insight and events knowledge to the exciting and dynamic space in which ICE operates.”
ICE London will run from 7 to 9 February 2023 at ExCeL London.