Tax Free World Association announced the appointment of Myriem Chalabi as Exhibitions Director, effective immediately. Previously Customer Engagement Manager, Myriem joined TFWA in 2009 and has held a number of positions within the association’s Marketing and Exhibitions departments, most notably managing registration and customer relations at TFWA’s trade shows and conferences.
Myriem will be responsible for the organisation of the TFWA World and Asia Pacific Exhibitions, in Cannes and Singapore, respectively, including sales, logistics, registration and sponsorship. She will be supported by TFWA’s dedicated Exhibitions team, including Exhibitions & Logistics Manager Francoise Parigi and Sales Supervisor Mona Lebrasseur – both of whom have been promoted to their new roles – and Advertising & Sponsorship Manager Isabelle Regnier plus a new addition to the team, Commercial Assistant Morgane Sekfali.
Ana Homawoo, meanwhile, is named IT and Technical Director, effective immediately. Previously IT Director, Ana will henceforth be responsible for all technical issues relative to TFWA and its events, including data protection compliance and security.
Sylvie Guigue, currently Finance Director, has been given responsibility for Human Resources, with a particular focus on training.
TFWA President Erik Juul-Mortensen commented: “These are all well-deserved promotions. Throughout her time with TFWA Myriem has demonstrated her considerable organisational skills and determination to offer visitors to our events the best possible service. Her principal task, supported by an experienced and knowledgeable team, will be to constantly improve our two major exhibitions and ensure they offer value both to exhibitors and delegates. The TFWA Board and I look forward very much to working with Myriem and her team on our upcoming events, starting at the MEADFA Conference in Dubai this month and at the TFWA Asia Pacific Exhibition & Conference in May.
“Ana, meanwhile, will help ensure that TFWA is positioned to adapt to a changing environment for event organisers, especially with regard to data protection and security. And Sylvie’s expanded role will enhance and facilitate the day-to-day running of the Association.”
TFWA Managing Director John Rimmer added: “I am delighted for Myriem who has proved herself to be a very committed, creative and hard-working member of the TFWA staff. She and the Exhibitions team are fully focused on delivering unmissable events that will provide a platform for our industry to develop, and I look forward very much to working closely with her.
“In her new technical role – in addition to her IT responsibilities – Ana has an equally vital part to play in the smooth running of our events, while Sylvie, as Finance and Human Resources Director, will help our Paris team to fulfil its considerable potential.”
The TFWA Marketing department continues to be headed by Marketing Director Cecile Lamotte, while the Association’s conferences are overseen by Conference Manager Michele Miranda and John Rimmer.