Ben Avison

Position: Editorial and Conference Director, Host City, Cavendish Group

Ben has directed Host City since its beginnings as a magazine for the organisers of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Since then he has overseen the brand’s development, launching Host City and Host City Asia as the largest international forum for all cities and sports, business and cultural events.  

Previously, Ben was the editor of the European Pharmaceutical Intelligence Bulletin and business reporter for Reuters and the Independent on Sunday. He is also involved in international live entertainment events, both as a musician and as voluntary organiser for the Red Cross.