Informa Global Exhibitions Division are one of the world’s largest event organisers with over 150 leading annual exhibitions and a worldwide network of offices which will support the expansion into new territories in 2015 and 2016.
“We are delighted to partner with the UK’s leading design show with a proven track record for excellence in the design sector and with enormous potential for growth. designjunction is at the cutting-edge of design and we are proud to support its growth plans,” said Will Morris, CEO of Informa Global Exhibitions.
Deborah Spencer will continue in her role as Event Director and part owner of designjunction with the full backing and support of Informa Global Exhibitions.
designjunction, already with a major presence in London, Milan and New York, is in a strong period of growth with exciting plans for further growth into new territories over the coming years.
To support the expansion, designjunction is delighted to announce the appointment of Will Sorrell to head up the international portfolio of shows. He joins designjunction with 10 years of design industry experience. Sorrell produced MOST in Milan for Tom Dixon, managed the British Council’s touring design exhibition portfolio, and has worked on projects from architecture and property development to art and fashion.
“This is an exciting time to be joining designjunction,” said Sorrell. “I have always been an admirer of designjunction and see great opportunities in the future. The flagship show in London continues to go from strength to strength, with its fifth edition taking place in 2015, while there are ambitious plans for expansion over the next few years.”
Michael Sodeau, Creative Director since designjunction’s inception in 2011, also continues in his role. “I have enjoyed working with designjunction and am excited about its future,” said Sodeau. “designjunction is now an established and highly respected design show by the industry for the industry. I’m proud to be associated with it.”
designjunction joins Informa’s growing portfolio of design shows including IDS Toronto, IDS West (Vancouver), Sao Paulo Design Week alongside a host of leading art shows such as Art Toronto, The Artist Project and One of a Kind.