Jonny Sullens to leave UBM Live for Future

Future has created an events division and appointed Jonny Sullens to the new post of head of events.

Sullens is leaving UBM Live and has been briefed by Future to to develop conferences and events as a significant new revenue stream for the company.

Sullens will spearhead the creation of a raft of conferences, major events, shows and awards around Future’s specialist titles in sectors including technology, digital creative media, cycling, crafts and video games.

Mark Wood, CEO, Future, said of the appointment: “Future engages with passionate and specialist audiences in many areas and we want to extend that engagement with B2B and consumer events. We know these can provide an opportunity to offer additional services to our consumers and allow them to meet experts and stars in their particular field.

“We see this area as a significant new revenue opportunity for the company. Jonny has the perfect combination of energy and experience to head up this exciting new business at Future – I’m delighted to have him coming aboard.”

Sullens will take up his new role in October, reporting directly to Wood.