Mike Cooke became involved in the publishing and exhibition industry more than twenty five years ago when he helped launch Trinity Publishing, which together with Angex (Associated Newspaper Group Exhibitions), formed the nucleus of what is known today as dmg world media, one of the largest producers of trade and consumer exhibitions in the world.


Mike brings a customer-centric focus and clear strategic thinking to dmg world media, based upon his 27 years of experience in exhibition management and publishing. He started his career in advertising and exhibition space sales and went on to be involved in the launch of many magazines and exhibitions. In 1997, Mike was appointed Chief Executive Officer of dmg world media and has since been responsible for leading the growth of the company from a UK publishing and exhibition company to the worldwide business it is today. In that time, dmg world media has acquired more than 50 companies, extended its reach to 27 countries and grown its revenue from US$ 75 million to more than US$ 250 million.


In order to continue the company’s growth and development, in 2002, Mike relocated from the UK to the United States.  Mike now sits on the board of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) in the United States and was equally active in the UK as a Council Member of the Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO).


Mike resides just north of San Francisco in Marin County with his wife, Kay and their three children. He is actively involved with his children’s school and sports teams. Mike enjoys the opportunity to mountain bike, sail, kayak and ski; as a great outdoors enthusiast, he couldn’t think of a better place to live than Northern California.

Summits Attended

iMedia Brand Summit

Marketing & Media Mash-Up: Managing Uncertainty & Change

iMedia Breakthrough Summit

Breakthrough '06: Connect with the Digital Consumer