Airport Experience News has named trade show veteran Nicole Watson as its new business development manager. Watson replaces Jean-Claude Chaouloff, who has left the company.
Watson is responsible for all facets of business development, including exhibitor and sponsor relationships for the annual AX Conference and advertiser relationships for the Airport Experience News Magazine and AX Fact Book. She joins AXN from Informa Markets, where she managed business development for a portfolio of five trade shows. She has also held business development positions at Emerald Expositions and the Los Angeles Daily News
“We’re so excited to have Nicole join our team,” said AXN Publisher Melissa K. Montes. “Her vast knowledge of conferences, media and retail make her the ideal fit as we go into planning our 20th anniversary and bringing new offerings to our media portfolio.”
Watson signaled her enthusiasm for her new role. “I’m thrilled to join AXN and lend my many years of event and media experience to the airport concessions world,” she said. “I’m looking forward to learning and growing in this exciting industry.”