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John Gorton


Phone: +61 (0) 439 497 946

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About John

John is a results-driven senior executive with 32 years of career success in the events industry in the UK and Australia.  John excels in developing and implementing company strategy, building positive culture and driving revenue and profit growth.  He is an outstanding General Manager with well-honed skills and extensive success in P+L and people management, sales and marketing, business development and operations. 

John is an inspiring and respected leader with first-class interpersonal skills and strengths in identifying and developing talent and building high performance teams. An excellent communicator and relationship-builder with exceptional organisational skills plus a track record of commercial success through an entrepreneurial approach to business development, forming strategic alliances and product innovation.

John’s career has involved him in events and exhibitions in over 20 countries.  He has held leadership roles in both the organiser and supplier side of the industry.  John himself, his events and his teams have won company and industry-wide awards for excellence.  During his 17-year career at Reed Exhibitions, John delivered over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions, covering twelve industry sectors and all major cities in Australia.  John’s events are known for the focus on buyer-supplier engagement and high level of customer-driven content - conferences, awards dinners, networking, product demonstrations and education.

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