Eventia CEO Izania Downie steps down

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Izania Downie, CEO of meetings trade association Eventia is stepping down from her position to focus on other challenges. “It’s been a great five years with Eventia serving on the board and as CEO, it has been both a challenging and rewarding experience,” says Downie, who moved to a part time role more than 12 months ago in order to take up consultancy and other related activities.“We’ve gone through a lot of change over the past four years with our mergers and growth, but there is now an excellent management team headed up by Tracy Johnson in Birmingham and a strong board in place to drive the direction of the association forward, so I feel confident that I’m leaving the association with a solid foundation from which to continue their good work and growth,” she adds.Commenting on Downie’s departure, Eventia chairman Mark Saxby says: “Izania has done an outstanding job for the association and has undoubtedly become an industry icon in the process. She has shown tremendous commitment, passion and enthusiasm, and given a great deal of time and effort in shaping the organisation. She has overseen significant changes and achieved a great deal during her time in office.”
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