The former Aucland GM named Reed Midem Organisation GM
Paul Zilk, who had taken over Fabrice Grinda at the head of the start-up from Sophia Antipolis, is now RMO general manager, the company which organises big congresses in Cannes.
From Aucland to Reed Midem Organisation: this is Paul Zilk’s career, 44, who is now RMO general manager, the company which organises big congresses in Cannes (Midem, Miptv, Mipcom, Milia, Mipim, Mapic) as well as the WEN, the education show in Vancouver. Paul Zilk has an exceptional international career. From 1999 to 2000, he created and headed the international branch of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and thus experienced the organisation of big international events. Moreover, for more than 10 years, he had been at the head of the marketing department of several brands of the Nestlé group at the world social office in Switzerland and in the United-States.But as far as the French Riviera is concerned, he has been particularly noticed at the head of Aucland, the start-up founded by Fabrice Grinda and Sacha Fosse-Parisis. Recruited by Fabrice Grinda in May 2000, Paul Zilk was Aucland CEO in September 2000, when Fabrice Grinda had left the company entirely taken over by Bernard Arnault with Eurp@web. Paul Zilk had left Aucland in May 2001.Xavier Roy, the CEO of Reed Midem Organisation, wanted to create a post of general manager to meet the development of RMO. Indeed, in twelve years, the company has passed from 3 to 9 exhibitions and from 60 to around 250 employees. The company owns the social office in Paris and premises in London and New-York. Paul Zilk, a famous marketing man, whose passion is to develop trademarks and new activities on the international scale, has been chosen by Xavier Roy to make this development go on.The boom of websites of various shows and the launching of a new market dedicated to the International Asset Management in 2002 also meet the diversification strategy that has been chosen. As soon as he arrived, Paul Zilk has managed the various teams of Reed Midem Organisation’s events which will directly report to him, as well as offices in London and New-York.