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AEO People's Award

Damion Angus

Damion Angus

Chairman, Montgomery Group

Damion is currently Chairman of the Montgomery Group. He started his career in the exhibition industry working for Single Market Events and running what was then the London Programme Market. In 1998 he changed careers to work in Brand Management and spent seven years developing children’s intellectual properties for TV, video, publishing and consumer products.

In 2005, Damion moved to South Africa and completed an MBA at the University of Cape Town. On coming back to the UK in 2006 he returned to the exhibition industry and joined what was then Montgomery Worldwide as New Business Development Director.

Damion has spent the last decade growing Montgomery as an ‘umbrella’ brand that represents the interests of over fifteen different companies. These companies manage a wide range of businesses across the exhibition industry covering trade shows, consumer shows, art and photography fairs, awards programmes, agency sales and consultancy. The Montgomery Group also owns and manages the Johannesburg Expo centre.

As Group Managing Director, Damion continues to develop the Montgomery business across Europe, Africa and Asia and to look for new opportunities within some of the more challenging global emerging markets


  • I think for us to actually champion the amazing people that work in this industry is to be hugely applauded and to be able to recognise the incredible talent that lives and breathes in our world is very important
    Lisa Tyson
    Deputy Managing Director, Aztec Event Services
  • It’s a great honour and an achievement to be nominated, shortlisted and even better to win one.
    Emma Barrett
    Managing Director, Broadway Events
  • I'm a CEO within the industry and it's my responsibility to support associations and talk to some of the new up and coming talent
    Mary Cole
    Owner & CEO, Skyline Whitespace
  • It feels absolutely amazing to be recognised for the work I’ve put in
    Melina Mavoungou
    Winner of Best Newcomer 2023


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