John has 20 years of global B2B events experience, working across a range of sectors including Architecture, Health, Finance, Fashion HR and Retail and for operators including; Emap, Ascential, Pageant Media and now Unleash.
Ian started his media career at Haymarket and then Informa. Events for him came later at both Reed and Emap. Over a few pints in 2018 with mate and now business partner Dan Brain they decided to create a business festival that felt a bit like going to Glastonbury and MAD//Fest was born
Ben is the Founder and Managing Director of Commodities People – an events and media business covering global commodity and energy markets.
Over his 20 years career in conferences, exhibitions and events he has organised everything from niche workshops to largescale B2C expos, in locations across the globe, including some of the most challenging frontier markets. Commodities People events follow the Confex model with events taking place in Europe, Asia and the US.
Clare is COO and Co-Founder of The PIE – an independent B2B media, events and recruitment platform for the international education community, which transforms knowledge and networks globally. The PIE runs conferences each year in the UK, US and Australia, as well as The PIEoneer Awards, which celebrate innovation and achievement across the international education sector. Clare heads up the events team and is passionate about delivering the best possible experiences and outcomes for attendees.
Martin Fullard is Director – News & Content at brand communications agency Davies Tanner, where he fronts The Business of Events, an independent Think Tank and platform for Policy, Advocacy, Content, and Engagement, which works to research and develop Government policy initiatives for the events industry.
Alongside supporting clients with their own brand content, he offers industry commentary and supports advisory work to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Events, the DCMS, and industry trade bodies.
He was previously an industry journalist at Conference News and Exhibition News, appearing on the BBC, LBC, CNN, and in a host of national and regional titles advocating for the events sector.
Chris has worked in events for over 20 years starting in AV and production he has worked for some of the best-known media companies in B2B events including Emap, Wilmington and Procurement Leaders. Now with Insurance Insider (part of the Delinian group) Chris is Product Director for their portfolio of events and digital media.
Kazee is the Senior Executive Director at The Black British Business Awards (BBBA) and The Network of Networks (TNON), two organisations dedicated to championing diversity and inclusion globally. With over a decade of experience in events and marketing, Kazee has cultivated a robust skill set that includes strategic leadership, financial management, business development, client relations, public relations, and precise event management. Her commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion is underpinned by a comprehensive background in the dynamic realm of events.
Steve has been enjoying the world of events & digital community platforms for over 20 years & currently European Managing Director of the market leading financial services brand Money20/20 at Ascential. Prior to this Steve has been on the senior leadership teams at both B2C and B2B well known institutions like BBC Haymarket, Hearst Media, The Telegraph, River Street Events, TouchPoint Live and Single Market Events. Why over 20 years…because the power of F2F is only getting stronger as we move further into a more digital world and driven by both consumer experience demand & business growth needs.
Lynn has donned quite a few hats in her time, from PR and marketing consultant to professional singer, to stand-up comic, before setting up strategic storytelling consultancy Toucan with former comedy partner Sally Nettleton. Harnessing the power and magic of storytelling, Toucan delivers award-winning films, campaigns, and experiences.