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Duncan Wood

Duncan Wood

CEO, Rapid News Group

Chairman, VNU Rapid News Company

Duncan Wood has been Chief Executive Officer of Rapid News Group since 2017. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Packaging Europe Ltd and Chairman of Globus Rapid News Co Ltd. 

Duncan has almost 30 years’ experience in media and event management roles predominantly in business development and leadership. Starting with Miller Freeman (now UBM) in 1996. He then joined Rapid News originally in 1997 as a Sales Manager on Rapid News Magazine. Between 2002-2005 he worked at QMJ Group and then as Sales Manager for a start-up Pure Insight, a provider of professional development solutions to help innovation. In 2005 he returned to Rapid News to take up the role of Director of Sales across the TCT portfolio. He was appointed to board in 2008, taking the role of Managing Director of the Events Division in 2010 and in early 2012 was appointed Chief Operating Officer.

He has driven growth at Rapid News Group through a range of strategies including new product launches, geo-cloning of existing brands, acquisitions and developing innovative partnerships and joint ventures across the globe. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Portsmouth and was nominated for the Interplas 75@75 in 2023.



Rapid News Publications

Since the early days of our first magazines, with a small number of companies advertising an exciting new technology called rapid prototyping, we have been bringing the latest technology solutions to audiences eager to stay ahead of the curve.

Today we operate world class trade shows and publish magazines all over the world and the core function of our business has remained the same. We connect prospective buyers to companies who have the cutting-edge solutions they need.

To make business happen you need a catalyst, a spark of inspiration or simply a place to meet.
This is where we come in.

Whether in print, digitally or face to face at live events we create the space for the connections to happen, we provide the catalyst that gets business moving. And therefore, we are critical components of the industries we serve.

We are proud of our progress, but there is still much to do, we look forward to connecting with you at RAPID + TCT 2024. Be sure to visit us at Booth 2951.


The TCT Group at RAPID + TCT 2024
Booth 2951

3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Intelligence

Rapid News Publications Ltd, the owner of the TCT Group, has been a leading authority in additive manufacturing, 3D printing, design and engineering technology for over 30 years.

A rich mix of live events and encompassing media portfolio enables TCT to deliver business critical intelligence, connecting the additive community across Europe, North America and Asia. By focusing on cutting edge applications, expert analysis and commentary, TCT helps designers, engineers and buyers evaluate, adopt and optimize their additive requirements.

The TCT Group mission goes beyond simply raising awareness; it is focused on developing a 360-degree understanding of the potential of additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology to increase utilization at all stages of design, engineering and manufacturing.