Megson’s Hire Will Boost Growth as Events Industry Continues Its Return
Freeman, the global leader in events, announced today the appointment of Jason Megson as new Managing Director of Freeman EMEA. Megson joins as live events and experiences ramp up in frequency and scale across the region and Freeman experiences significant growth.
A trusted industry expert with over 20 years’ experience at leading independent and global agencies, Megson is passionate about helping great teams and clients thrive together. He was most recently Managing Director of UK & Nordics at George P Johnson, where he doubled the size of the business in just five years.
Megson is also an active sustainability advocate having been instrumental in the establishment and launch of event industry body Isla, a non-profit organisation founded by event professionals and industry leaders focusing on a sustainable future. His expertise and values are well-aligned with Freeman’s commitment to minimise the industry’s carbon footprint by signing the “Net Zero Carbon Events Pledge” at COP26.
Adam Charles, EVP Global Agency, said of Megson’s appointment: “Our people are what make our company great, and we are delighted to welcome Jason. We know that he will be a valuable addition to the team and that, under his leadership and with the events industry experiencing something of a renaissance in the region, Freeman EMEA will flourish.”
Jason Megson added: “It’s a very exciting time to join Freeman. We already have a talented group of industry experts and an agile agency model that is poised to scale in the region. Marry this with a companywide culture of innovation and collaboration, and I believe the business has industry-leading foundations to build on.”
Megson joins the team at Freeman EMEA which includes Tasha Barnes as Head of Growth and Trin Basra as Executive Creative Director. His appointment comes at the same time as an expansion in the production team as 2022 events accelerate growth.
Freeman is a global leader in events. Whether virtual, in-person, or hybrid, we are on a mission to redefine live for a new era. With a data-driven approach and the industry’s largest network of experts, our insights shape exhibitions, exhibits, and events that drive audiences to action. Our integrated full-service solutions leverage a 95 year legacy in event management as well as new technologies to deliver moments that matter.
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