TTG’s Michael Chow retires, Pierre Quek steps into new role

Chow (left) and Quek

Michael Chow is stepping into an advisory role as publisher emeritus following his retirement after 30 years with TTG Asia Media.

While Chow’s position will not be replaced, the company has appointed Pierre Quek publisher of its TTG Asia Publishing division.

The appointments are effective tomorrow. Based in Singapore, Quek leads the group’s team of business managers overseeing advertising sales across its portfolio of integrated publication platforms including print, digital, in addition to new formats such as video solutions and social tech introduced in recent months.

Chow (left) and Quek

The division has also re-structured its business development team by industry and geography verticals to better serve clients and the marketplace.

Quek works alongside Hong Kong-based Chimmy Tsui, who continues to drive the group’s efforts in the Greater China market as publisher of the group’s Chinese titles, namely TTG China and TTG-BTmice China.

The company’s roots are in TTG Asia Publishing, established in 1974 with the launch of the flagship title, TTG Asia. It now publishes other leading travel industry publications, including TTGmice, TTGassociations, TTG Asia Luxury, TTG India TTG China, TTG-BTmice China and TTG Show Dailies, led by an award-winning team of editors and the largest network of travel trade reporters in the region.

“Since its inception in 1974, TTG Travel Trade Publishing has evolved alongside the ever-changing and often challenging travel and media landscape. Michael’s business acumen, tenacity and passion for his work and clients over the last 30 years were instrumental in building the group to the leadership position it enjoys today.

“We are excited about our future prospects and believe that the present team will build upon Michael’s achievements,” said Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia Media.

The other three divisions of TTG Asia Media are TTG Maps & Guides Publishing, TTG Events and TTG Global Commerce.

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