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London (5 January 2021): RX Global announce that Anna Dycheva-Smirnova has been appointed CEO, RX Global UK, in addition to her role as CEO of Russia, Turkey and the Middle East, effective from 1 January 2021.

Dycheva-Smirnova joined RX Global as Deputy General Manager of RX Global Russia in 2008 and became CEO of RX Global Russia in 2017. In 2019, she was named CEO of RX Global Turkey and RX Global Middle East.

Dominic Feltham, RX Global President of Europe, Middle East & Africa commenting on the appointment, said, “I am delighted that Anna has accepted the challenge and I’m looking forward to working alongside her in this new chapter for RX Global.  Her international expertise, deep events experience and understanding of our high performance culture will be crucial to us as we rebuild our UK business and thrive well into the future."

Dycheva-Smirnova said, “I am delighted to be joining such a passionate and knowledgeable team in the UK.  In 2020, our industry underwent a tremendous shock right around the world.  My first job will be to support our teams in the UK and rebuild our business - integrating our digital expertise into our future events – delivering compelling value for our customers and driving our company back to growth.  I cannot wait to get started.”


For further information, please contact Sarah Kitley-Spencer: 

Email: Sarah.Kitley-Spencer@reedexpo.co.uk  Telephone: ++44 (0)7813 777947.

About Anna Dycheva-Smirnova


RELX Unique Contributions Podcast channel features Ann Dycheva-Smirnova in its January edition, listen to it now by visiting this link.

About RX Global Russia

RX Global Russia runs flagship events across many industries; most of them are the key ones in Russia and Eastern Europe. Our portfolio in Russia includes such events as InterCHARM (perfumery and cosmetics), Aquatherm Moscow (heating, plumbing, ventilation) MAPIC Russia (commercial real estate), EcwaTech (water management), WasteTech (waste management), NAIS (civil aviation infrastructure) and others. Our division in Russia provides high-tech digital tools and applications serving connectivity and content to the professional communities of 4 million users, while 519 thousands of them already became active consumers of our specialised content.

About RX Global UK

RX UK has offices in Richmond (London) and Brighton.  We produce flagship events across many industries including World Travel Market, Proud Experiences, IBTM and the ILTM portfolio (travel), in-cosmetics (beauty & cosmetics), The London Book Fair (publishing), Infosecurity Europe (IT & telecoms) as well as PAX and Comic Con events (broadcasting, TV, music & entertainment) and many more.

About RX Global

RX Global is a leading global events business. It combines face-to-face with data and digital tools to help customers learn about markets, source products and complete transactions at over 500 events in almost 30 countries across 43 industry sectors, attracting more than 7 million participants. 

Our events, organised by 35 global offices, leverage industry expertise, large data sets and technology to enable our customers to generate billions of dollars of revenues for the economic development of local markets and national economies around the world.  RX Global is part of RELX, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. www.reedexhibitions.com

About RELX

RELX is a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers. RELX serves customers in more than 180 countries and has offices in about 40 countries. It employs over 33,000 people, of whom almost half are in North America. The shares of RELX PLC, the parent company, are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York stock exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX.

The market capitalisation is approximately £35.3bn, €39bn, $48bn.