Progressive Grocer Parent Names Ed Several EVP of Events & Conferences
EnsembleIQ, the parent company of Progressive Grocer, has named Ed Several its EVP of events and conferences. In his new role, Several will oversee all aspects of the company’s extensive portfolio of events and conferences across a breadth of industries, among them retail, technology, hospitality and health care.
“I am honored to join the extremely talented team at EnsembleIQ and start a new journey in creating valuable, face-to-face platforms to enable our customers to solve big problems and inspire bold ideas,” said Several. “The well-established brands, vast access to unique shopper insights, and loyal audiences attracted me to this opportunity. I look forward to meeting and working side by side with our customers to develop the best approaches for growing their businesses.”
Several joins EnsembleIQ from Reed Exhibitions, where he was SVP, Americas. Having spent 15 years at Kraft Foods before joining Reed Exhibitions, he brings a unique combination of classical consumer packaged good training and 14 years of leading events such as the National Hardware Show, the PGA Merchandise Show, Global Gaming Expo (G2E), International Security Conference (ISC) and BookExpo.
“Our events are always built with our valued community in mind, with the goal of bringing the entire ecosystem of key players together to solve the industry’s biggest problems,” noted David Shanker, CEO of Chicago-based EnsembleIQ, a business intelligence resource structured to serve the business-to-business needs of retailers, consumer goods manufacturers, technology providers, hospitality and health care professionals, marketing agencies, and retail service providers. “With Ed Several, we know we’ve hired a true event savant and the best the industry has to offer.”