Cannes Boat & Yacht Show – new manager

Reed Expositions France is pleased to announce the appointment of Renaud Jourdon to the position of Show Manager for the Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, presided over by Mrs Annette Roux.

Mr Jourdon takes up his new position starting October 1st. He will be based in Paris and Cannes, in the heart of the Côte d’Azur, in contact with the professionals he knows well. In Renaud’s words: “This is a great opportunity to take over the management of the show, an event I know particularly well and have always valued very much as a professional journalist these past 20 years. I am looking forward to the challenge that awaits me and to joining the Reed team with whom I maintain excellent relations.”

Mr Jourdon was notably the editor of Yachts and Yachts International magazines as well as the organiser and panel president of the Yachts Trophies. He is also editor of Boat Guide Design and a correspondent for international and national magazines such as Neptune, Yachts International, L’Express Spécial Salon de Paris and Hors Ligne.

For Jean-Daniel Compain, General Manager of the Culture, Sports and Leisure Group: “We have known Renaud for years and realise how much he is valued and respected by everyone in the industry. Together we should carry on developing this show, which continues to be the season’s major event and one of the most important shows worldwide. Renaud’s knowledge of the international market and his experience will be very useful to us in enabling the show to take on a new dimension in the years to come.”

Renaud Jourdon joins the Sea Division (Nautic–the Paris International Boat Show, Cannes International Boat and Yacht Show, Maritima…) of the Culture, Sports & Leisure Group, thus joining forces with the Division director and Nautic show manager, Alain Pichavant. “The two men know and like each other well,” explains Mr Compain, “the idea of a team has never seemed so clear to me and to be able to count on them is an additional asset for Reed.”

Mr Jourdon will immediately benefit not only from the experience and expertise that Reed Expositions France, partner of the French Nautical Industries Federation (F.I.N.), has accrued through the shows in Paris and Cannes, but also the support of Reed’s International Sales Group (ISG) with offices located in more than 40 countries, including among others the USA, Italy, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, and Turkey.

A subsidiary of Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events organiser with more than 500 trade and consumer exhibitions in 41 countries round the world, Reed Expositions France organises 60 shows in 19 sectors: Art, Broadcasting/Television, Communication/Marketing, Construction, Engineering/Manufacturing/Distribution, Environment & Natural Resources, Food Service and Hospitality, Franchise, Homes, Jewellery/Watches, Medical/Health & Beauty, Music, Publishing, Recreation, Security, Transport/Logistics, Travel, and IT / Telecoms.

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