Danny is a managing director at Oaklins DeSilva+Phillips in New York and leads Oaklins’ events team. He is one of the leading experts in events, having been active for 30 years in the USA and internationally. He focuses on five areas: B2B expos and conferences; consumer expos; music, sports and racing events; event technology and event management services. Danny has advised on and closed a number of US and international event transactions in recent years, including Argyle Executive Forum, Proformative, NAB (valuation services), Family Events, Innovation Enterprise, GDS, WITI, IDG and Emerald Expositions.
Danny joined Oaklins in 2019. Previously, he was executive vice president of Advanstar (now UBM/Informa) for 16 years, where he was responsible for the technology, automotive, licensing, entertainment and healthcare divisions in the USA, France, Brazil, Germany, the UK and Hong Kong. During his time at Advanstar he executed 11 acquisitions. Prior to that, he led European technology media business units for both International Thomson and EMAP from London. He also served as CEO of Argyle Executive Forum in New York, overseeing its expansion and the acquisition of two businesses, and has run his own media M&A consultancy, Present Sky LLC, where he has represented both buy-side and sell-side clients in transactions in the B2C and B2B expo, peer-to-peer networking, training and conference sectors.