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Charlie McCurdy

Chief Executive, Global Exhibitions DivisionCharlie McCurdy

Charlie McCurdy is Chief Executive of Informa’s Global Exhibitions division. He has over 25 years’ experience in events and business-to-business media and has held a number of senior executive roles during his career, leading the process of transforming, expanding and creating value at a range of companies.


Charlie joined Informa in September 2015. He was previously CEO at George Little Management, one of the leading trade show organisers in the United States, having partnered with Providence Equity Partners to acquire the company in 2011.


Prior to this he worked with Spectrum Equity Investors to acquire Canon Communications, a business-to-business events, publishing and online company, and was Canon’s CEO for five years. Earlier in his career Charlie co-founded Primedia, Inc, where he oversaw the acquisition, development and growth of niche media companies serving consumers and businesses.


Charlie is currently Chairman of the Society of Independent Show Organizers and a Non-Executive Director at InGo. He holds an MBA from Columbia University.