This November’s Brussels Furniture Fair will be the last headed up by Els Van Pelt, after 15 years of leadership. Els will be replaced by Jan Mentens, who has started working with the fair already, but will take over following this year’s event. Jan has worked for the Regent Group – which later evolved into EMV – and the Natuzzi Group.
According to the chairman of the fair and its board of directors: “[Els] spurred the Brussels Furniture Fair on to become a dynamic, future-proof instrument, a strong fair that still has yet more potential for growth, even in these troubled times. Standards have been set very high. [Jan’s] knowledge of the market, dynamism, skills and contacts in the furniture sector guarantee the positive continued evolution of the Furniture Fair.”