Industry Icon Award - Herve' Sedky


Industry Icon Award - Herve' Sedky

Industry Icon Honoree - Herve' Sedky


Hervé Sedky joined Emerald in January 2021 as President and Chief Executive Officer. Hervé is a results-oriented leader who develops, grows and transforms global businesses while driving profits. Prior to joining Emerald, Hervé spent six years as President of the Americas for events giant, Reed Exhibitions (RX), leading more than 100 sectorleading exhibitions and events in North and South America each year, as well as the company’s global quirky pop culture & lifestyle focused offshoot, ReedPop. Before his time at RX, Hervé spent over 20 years at the American Express Company, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President and General Manager of American Express Global Business Travel, as well as on American Express’ senior management team. His business profile is complemented by a profound commitment to community development and the nonprofit sector. Hervé serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Children's Health Fund, is on the board of the French Cultural Center/Alliance Française and is an active member of his community. Hervé earned a B.S. in International Business Administration from Northeastern University and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program (PMD) at Harvard Business School.


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Past Honorees have included:




  • 2019 TSNN Awards - Mary Pat Heftman, National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show
  • 2018 TSNN Awards -  Megan Tanel, AEM
  • 2017 TSNN Awards -  Sandy Voss, vice president of Informa Exhibitions
  • 2016 TSNN Awards - David Loechner, president and CEO of Emerald Expositions  
  • 2015 TSNN Awards – Britton Jones, president and CEO, Business Journals, Inc.
  • 2014 TSNN Awards – Karen Malone, vice president of Meeting Services for HIMSS
  • 2013 TSNN Awards – Henry Givray, president and CEO, SmithBucklin
  • 2012 TSNN Awards – Donald Pazour, president and CEO, Access Intelligence


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