Douglas Emslie is Group Chief Executive of Tarsus Group plc. He has been in the exhibition industry for over 20 years and joined Tarsus when it launched in 1998. Prior to joining Tarsus he held senior management positions at Blenheim Group Plc and after its takeover, United Business Media plc. Over the past 3 years, he has led Tarsus' move to grow its business in the emerging markets (China, Middle East, Turkey, Latin America and South East Asia) where it now generates over 50% of its revenues. He is a past Chairman and remains a Director, of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) as well as past Chairman of the Events Industry Alliance. He is also the first international board member of the US industry trade body – SISO and a member of its Executive Committee. In addition, Douglas was a founding member of the International Organiser Network (ION), a joint AEO and SISO group. He has recently joined the Board of SISO.