FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rutherford, New Jersey – January 17, 2023 – Northstar Travel Group (“Northstar”), the largest
information services, data, events, and marketing solutions company focused
exclusively on the travel industry, has named Nick Powell Managing Director,
EMEA effective today.
Powell replaces David Chapple, Managing Director of the
group since its acquisition in 2019, who is moving on to pursue other
has an extensive media background, having launched and
grown exhibitions, conferences, award programs, digital and print publications,
as well as other relevant digital media services throughout his career,” said Northstar’s Chief
Commercial Officer/President, Bob Sullivan.
he’s an exceptionally strong leader and communicator. We are all looking
forward to working with Nick as we continue to build our business and portfolio
in the strategically important UK and European markets.”
Powell’s career has
been focused on driving commercial growth. He
was a key member of the Easyfairs UK management team and was instrumental in
growing their UK business from a handful of events to one of the top 20 revenue
generating event producers globally, including spearheading the launch of new
events in the Asian & Middle Eastern markets. Following his time at
Easyfairs, Powell moved to the Middle East to lead the Daily Mail Group’s
events business in Egypt, Qatar & Saudi Arabia, working closely with the
national governments to launch events to accompany their nations’ strategic
visions across multiple sectors.
Most recently, after relocating back to the UK, Powell
launched a brand-new division comprised of several HR events for CloserStill
Media. Within a year, these launch events became market leaders in the UK and France
and are well-positioned for further global expansion.
absolutely delighted to be joining the team at Northstar. At a truly exciting
time for the company, I’m looking forward to developing this dynamic business
and its world class events and multimedia brands across the EMEA region.,” said
Powell. “Working alongside an incredibly talented team, I relish the
opportunity to help shape the next stage of growth.”
For Northstar, the UK and European portfolio is an
essential market for growth. “We are excited to have Nick join us as Managing
Director and we are confident that his strong leadership, passion for culture development, people management skills
and extensive media background will be an excellent
fit for our Northstar UK business,” said
Young, CEO, Northstar Travel Group. “As we think about our long-term
strategy for growth, the UK and EMEA regions are critical markets for our
brands to serve our customers. We are thrilled to have Nick join the
Northstar team to lead our efforts there.”
About Northstar Travel Group
Northstar Travel Group is the leading information services,
event, data, and marketing solutions company serving the global travel industry.
Northstar’s extensive audience covers all segments of travel, including leisure,
business, meetings, sports, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology.
Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading e-commerce
software, marketing cloud, and business intelligence company serving the
mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets. Based in
Rutherford, NJ, the company has five offices across the U.S., UK, and
Singapore. For more information about Northstar’s solutions, audiences, and
brands, visit www.northstartravelgroup.com.
Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.
EagleTree Capital is a leading New York-based middle-market
private equity firm that has completed over 40 private equity investments and
over 80 add-on transactions over the past 20+ years. EagleTree primarily
invests in North America in the following sectors: media and business services,
consumer, and water and specialty industrial. For more information, visit www.eagletree.com or find EagleTree on LinkedIn.