June Ko Will Become New Executive Director of IAPL
AVIXA and Pico Group, the co-owners of InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. (IAPL), are pleased to announce that June Ko will become the new Executive Director of IAPL, taking over from Richard Tan, who will retire at the end of July.
Ko is currently the executive director and vice president of Asia Pacific Operations for IAAPA, the global association for the attractions industry and producer of events and trade shows worldwide. In her role as Executive Director of IAPL, Ko will lead the continued growth of InfoComm Asia, InfoComm China, Beijing and InfoComm India trade shows.
“We’re thrilled to welcome June to lead InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd.,” said David Labuskes, CTS, CAE, RCDD, Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA. “She brings a wealth of experience working in Asia and delivering events and trade shows across the region. We’re looking forward to the impact that June’s blend of association and trade show experiences will have on the expansion of our shows in Asia.”
Ko will be based in Hong Kong and officially joins IAPL on July 17.
“I want to thank Richard Tan for the considerable success of leading IAPL for the last 17 years,” said Labuskes. “Richard has not only grown successful shows year over year in his tenure with IAPL but innovated in how to deliver shows in times of great challenge during the last few years. He created shows in new and important regions in Asia and brought the AV industry together under the InfoComm umbrella, expanding AVIXA’s mission to be a catalyst for growth and hub for the AV industry. Richard leaves the business in a position of strength and with great opportunities.”
“We are delighted to have June join InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd. Her experience in association-led events and trade shows in this region will complement our efforts to chart new growth strategies for our growing portfolio of events,” said James Chia, Chairman of MP Group.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Richard Tan for his invaluable contributions to the success of IAPL. His leadership and tenacity enabled the business to continue to thrive in the face of overwhelming challenges, especially during the pandemic years. He has indeed built a strong foundation for the future growth of the company. I wish him all the best for all his future endeavors.