Montgomery / Angus Montgomery
Sandy is chairman of Montgomery. He’s worked in the exhibition industry since the late 1960s, joining the South African operation in 1968 and the London office in 1970. His career has embraced international show organising, contracting, venue management, marketing and senior general management. Sandy has been at the forefront of the UK’s exhibition industry for many years, both as chairman of the Association of Exhibition Organisers, from 1985-87, and as founder and deputy chairman of the Exhibition Industry Federation, representing contractors, hall-owners and organisers from 1986-88. Internationally, he was elected president of the Union of International Fairs (UFI), 2001-03, and became the first non-American chairman of the US International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), in 2005-6. His network of connections throughout the world of exhibitions, event organising, show venues and host cities is unequalled. His list of awards includes Lifetime Achievement from the AEO, Pinnacle Award from IAEE, Medal d’Or from UFI and the Hall of Leaders from CIC (Convention Industry Council). Sandy undertakes strategic consultancy and has provided advice to UN and EU agencies. He is in demand as a speaker at industry conventions and seminars. He is an active director of Exhibition Consultants Ltd and all the Montgomery operating companies. He’s also a trustee of charitable companies linked to the exhibition industry and takes an interest in development issues. Sandy believes the strength and reputation of Montgomery lies in its independence. This enables the company to work in partnership with people with whom it is comfortable, and to engage only in projects that it feels are right to do.