CEO, Sircula and former Director of Events, Faversham House
An expert marketeer with an interest in new technologies it is apparent that he never likes to stand still, always looking for new opportunities.
Passionate about social media – ‘it never stands still’ he spotted an early opportunity to provide a more strategic and measured perspective to using social media as a serious business tool, launching SocialFuel, a social media consultancy.
David has always wanted to achieve real success in life – achieving happiness and for him it is all about creating and rising to bigger challenges. In 2003 David completed his first Ironman and now does an Ironman each year.
Events Director – Incisive Business, Incisive Media
President & Founder, Green Power Conferences
I am a passionate advocate of new technology, renewable energy and the positive benefits of the transition of our transport, energy and industries into truly sustainable and highly efficient new energy systems. In 2007 we launched the Green Power Academy to provide strategic business training to equip global executives with the technical knowledge and detailed market understanding to compete in the new energy paradigm.
Commercial Director, Conferences, Science & Technology, Elsevier
Currently responsible for the management and growth of Elsevier’s scientific conference business.
Managing Director Events, Fitz All Media Ltd
Global Client Services Director, Imagination
With over 14 years’ experience working across the events and communications industry, Rob brings a wealth of practical knowledge and understanding to each project. Having worked client side within the automotive sector at Honda for four years, he brings a unique perspective to all business challenges. After graduating from Plymouth University with a BA (Hons) in Marketing, Rob spent two years travelling the world, working in both Tokyo and Sydney. Away from work Rob is often either spending time with his wife and two daughters or training for his next running challenge.
Managing Director, Arena International Events Group
Divisional Director, Telegraph Bespoke and Telegraph Business Events
Telegraph Business Events is the conference and exhibition arm of Telegraph Media Group (TMG) and delivers agenda-setting programmes for UK and international business communities.
Focussing on large scale congresses and custom events which focus on key political, investment & technology themes, Telegraph Business Events has launched the Telegraph Middle East Congress, Business of Sport and Digital Leaders conferences to date.
Alex returned to TMG, having worked previously at UBM, The Telegraph and The Guardian across a wide range of commercial roles.
Director of Events, Haymarket Media Group
Divisional Director, Euromoney
Before joining Euromoney, Ros spent 15 years working for IIR, Risk Magazine and Eurofinance. Rosalind has a BA in Anthropology from Durham University.
Global Events Director, Ascential
Director, Oliver Kinross
Founder & CEO, Corinium Global Intelligence
At Corinium we get excited about the incredible pace of innovation and disruption in today’s digital, consumer driven world. As enterprises fight to stay relevant, we’re witnessing the emergence and growth of new executive roles leading their companies into this new paradigm. The C-Suite welcomes new recruits focused on Data, Analytics, Customer, Innovation and Digital, amongst others. Corinium is the world’s largest community, designed specifically to inspire and support the executives in these pivotal new roles. We believe that connecting our members with the people and ideas that are driving this charge is a vital part of accelerating progress and innovation..
Group Portfolio Director for Global Finance Knowledge & Networking, Informa
Director of Events, Campden Wealth
Suzy is passionate about bringing people together in the right setting to share experiences, learn from each other and progress their understanding: providing a framework of theme, topics and carefully curated content to educate, inform and inspire. A great believer in there being ‘no Cinderella’ function’ and ensuring teams are well integrated to achieve optimum performance and to provide excellent events that are the best planned version of ‘live industrial theatre’.
In her current role with Campden Wealth Suzy oversees a niche portfolio of events to provide a unique blend of stakeholders with a safe haven environment.
Divisional Director of Life Sciences, Clarion Events
Prior to Clarion, James worked at UBM and Informa across a range of products starting in publishing and digital events in the early years before focusing on conferences, awards and large scale exhibitions. Over his career he has specialized in transitioning conferences to exhibitions and expanding brands internationally as demonstrated by launching eight new events across three continents over the last five years.
At Clarion, James is primarily responsible for strategic direction and enhancing profitability of the division whilst ensuring customer service and experience levels are above industry standard. During his tenure the business has benefited from year on year profit growth outperforming market expectations.
Group Events Director, Wilmington Healthcare
Managing Director, Ultima Media
Today drp is recognised as one of the leading presentation and communication companies in the UK. The drpteam comprises of over 180 specialists across three locations in Worcestershire, London and Leeds. The company offers a range of in-house communication solutions, from creative development, video, events, digital, design, exhibition and print.
He is actively involved with key corporate clients such as Redrow, Sainsbury’s, Prudential, Lloyds Banking Group and more, he works at a senior level assisting in the development of communication strategies and creating presentation vehicles.
Clients find his wealth of experience and knowledge invaluable in creating solutions that are bespoke to an organisation and are effective.
Dale is passionate about nurturing new talent and putting his people first. drp has appeared in the Sunday Times best 100 companies to work for list and has been awarded the IIP Gold standard.
Last year the company celebrated its 35th anniversary, many activities took place to recognise the milestone, including taking part in 35 CSR challenges..
Event Director, Ocean Media
I sit on the senior management team at OMG and my main remit is to grow our portfolio through providing excellent content and understanding all our key stakeholders needs.
Chief Audience Officer, KNect365
Having managed marketing, sales and customer service functions, Isobel became the business sponsor for KNect365’s digital transformation programme with the objective of moving the business from a transactional outbound marketing model to a customer experience led digital inbound model.
Her role is focused around establishing a strong digital presence for KNect365’s events, products, services and communities and designing a 365-day engagement programme for its customers marrying valuable, rich and compelling content with cutting edge, market-driven face to face meeting and learning opportunities for high calibre decision makers.
Founder & Managing Director, Procurement Leaders
CEO, Open Door Media
Managing Director, Events & Exhibitions, William Reed
He now overseas central events contracts, the International Wine Challenge and an exhibitions portfolio that encompasses 10 shows and a team of 35.
Prior to WRBM, Andrew served in the 9/12 Royal Lancers for 11 years, including tours in Germany, the Lebanon and UK. Outside of William Reed, Andrew is on the board of the Association of Convenience Stores and the Wine and Spirits Trade Benevolent Fund, and treasurer of the Association of Event Managers.
CEO, Hanson Wade
For the last two years Tom has been CEO of Hanson Wade developing a range of brands across Life Sciences, Energy and Finance.
Prior to Hanson Wade Tom worked across publishing and events for Ark Group as part of Wilmington’s legal portfolio.
Event Director, Acuris
Group Managing Director, Rapiergroup
A Chartered Accountant by profession – a career she decided upon at the age of seven – Helen joined Rapiergroup as Financial Director in 1995. Since then, Helen has been involved in all aspects of the business, working with our creative and account teams to build strong relationships, deliver excellence and safeguard our success through acquisition and expansion.
With the strong belief that happy staff provide great outcomes for customers, the vision to deliver exceptional results for our clients and our team is at the heart of Helen’s objectives – in turn keeping Rapiergroup one step ahead of the events industry, always.
Senior Event Specialist, Zurich Insurance Plc
Her experience includes working on large events varying from exhibitions, awards ceremonies, dinners, multi-day conferences in the UK and overseas, corporate festival events, working within historic buildings and museums, and much more.
Managing Director, Sense Media Group | Chair, IEEE-SA P2020 Working Group
Founder and Managing Director, WONDER London
Ben launched his own agency, WONDER London, in 2012 to deliver exceptional experiences for brands. Based in Shoreditch at the heart of London’s creative, technology and entrepreneurial community, WONDER London specialises in B2B and B2C event design, production and fulfilment across a multitude of formats, from conferences, exhibitions and fundraisers to pop-ups, guerrilla stunts and festivals.
In just five years, Ben has grown his agency into a 28-strong team of full-timers across its core in-house Creative, Production and Project Management divisions. The agency prides itself on creativity blended with exceptional delivery and excellent client service, which has led to it achieving a number of industry awards. Most recently, Ben and his team scooped Best Conference Series at Conference Awards 2017 and were named UK Agency of the Year at C&IT Awards 2017.
As an industry thought leader, Ben has strong views about what makes a great agency partner and regularly writes on key themes across a number of media titles. At the heart of WONDER London is one simple objective: to produce the best work, deliver great service and enjoy the experience along the way.
Managing Director, Terrapinn
He joined Terrapinn as a conference producer in 1997 and has worked in production, sales, general management and has previously managed Terrapinn’s South African business, the launch of Terrapinn World Congress, and a range of events across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.
Senior Event Manager, BNP Paribas
Sophie has 15 years of agency and corporate experience deeply rooted in financial services, having previously working for Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs. Away from corporate life, Sophie is passionate about charity work; she has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours, ran in the London marathon, completed the Tough Mudder challenge, and climbed Snowdon by night.