Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has promoted Priscilla Leong to be chief executive of Agility Fairs & Events, one of the world’s top exhibition forwarding specialists. Leong, COO of Agility Fairs & Events since 2011, will oversee all aspects of the business globally and continue to serve as regional director of its operations in Asia-Pacific.
Agility Fairs & Events has 50 offices in 34 countries and handles 6,500 trade shows, exhibitions and specialty events each year, serving more than 35,000 exhibitors in industries that include automotive, consumer electronics, defense, maritime, medical, oil & gas, food, lifestyle and others. Leong will oversee a workforce of more than 400 event logistics professionals worldwide. In her 15 years at Agility, she has helped Agility Fairs & Events establish itself as one of the world’s leading providers of exhibition logistics services for trade exhibitions, brand rollouts, global sporting events, concerts and theatrical productions, fine arts exhibitions and other events.
“Priscilla Leong has a remarkably varied background, and that is one reason why she is an asset for Agility’s Fairs & Events specialty,” said Francesc Casamitjana, Chief Commercial Officer of Agility GIL. “We are looking to Priscilla to build on our existing accomplishments and accelerate the pace of the growth of Agility Fairs & Events.” Leong said, ”I‘m grateful for the opportunity to lead Agility Fairs & Events at a time when its dedicated team is striving to enhance service capabilities and offerings. These include the adoption of exciting new technologies such as Internet of Things connectivity, advanced inventory and vendor management tools, online booking, real-time visibility, and tailored reporting.”
Leong, a Chartered Certified Accountant, has held senior finance positions in venture capital management, banking, ship management and security. She serves on the executive council and has held leadership positions in SACEOS, Singapore’s leading association for business events, conventions and trade shows. Leong was recently elected to the board of the International Exhibitions Logistics Association. She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore.
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