Travel industry research authority Phocuswright, a division of Northstar Travel Group, today announced the appointment of Simon Lehmann as the brand's president, effective Nov. 1, 2016. Lehmann brings to Phocuswright 25 years of strategic and operating experience, expertise in travel and technology and a passion for moving the industry forward. As president, he will build on the strength of Phocuswright's premier research and events to foster growth and expand the brand's global reach.
"Simon's rich talent and deep experience will provide Phocuswright with the necessary leadership to continue to expand its global footprint as well as introduce new business information tools and data products," said Bob Sullivan, president, Travel Group, Northstar Travel Group.
Lehmann most recently served as CEO of Biketec AG and Interhome AG. He has also held executive roles at Swissport and Hotelplan Group. He was a board member of Inntopia, HomeAway and Travel.ch
"Simon is widely respected for his vision and accomplishments," said Lorraine Sileo, senior vice president, research, Phocuswright. "We are confident that he will continue to move our business forward with his fresh approach and bold ideas."
"I am looking forward to working with a great team of industry experts to deliver high quality conferences and research to our customers and partners," said Lehmann. "The travel industry is an exciting vertical and we embrace the opportunity to share our experiences globally, creating a dialog and understanding across cultures and markets."
Phocuswright,, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, LLC, is the travel industry research authority on how travelers, suppliers and intermediaries connect. Northstar Travel Group is the parent company of brands including Meetings & Conventions, M&C China, Successful Meetings, Meeting News and Incentive.
Join Lehmann as he welcomes 1,700+ attendees, 86 sponsors, 62 innovators, and 60+ speakers to the Phocuswright Conference in Los Angeles, Nov. 14 - 17, 2016. Register today.