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.
CEO, Trinity Events
After starting in sales in 1995 he successfully established and (as Country Director) ran the Moscow business of ITE Group plc. In 2000 he left ITE and was a co-founder of Expomedia Group plc where he established a new business running a portfolio of exhibitions and conferences for the markets of CEE.
In 2009 left to establish Trinity Events Group. Trinity has events in the CIS, CEE, MENA and Iran and focuses on Life Sciences, Finance, Energy, Tech, Retail and Automotive.
Con has 5 young children and an Irish wife called Katie with whom he likes to spend all his time when he is not at work.
Managing Director Events, Incisive Media
Interim Head of Corporate and Transversal Events, Global Markets, BNP Paribas
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.
Divisional Director, Telegraph Events
Global Events Director, Pageant Media
Director of Events, Haymarket Media Group
CFO & President, Events, ALM
Fried’s accountability beyond the financial function at ALM will include P&L ownership of the ALM global events portfolio, consisting of approximately 80 events including Legalweek, cyberSecure, BenefitsPro Broker Expo, SuperConference, America’s Claims Event and more.
Fried earned Masters in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan.
Managing Director, Mining Indaba
Divisional Director of the Telecoms Division, Euromoney Institutional Investor
Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, C21 Media
Prior to launching C21Media Jenkinson was editor-in-chief of Moving Pictures International, running daily, weekly and monthly publications within the film business. He led EMAP’s TV World to win the prestigious PPA International Business Magazine of the Year award in 1993, and worked as part of the senior editorial management team at International Thomson. In 1997, alongside C21Media, he co-founded creative agency Dri Riser, developing brand strategy for a variety of media and entertainment clients.
He was a group editor at Haymarket from 1989-1991 having started his career at Reed Business Publishing. He has a degree in Communications and a post graduate diploma in periodical journalism. He moderates and speaks on television business, digital media and entertainment industry panels worldwide.
Managing Director - Events, Dods Group
Stuart has over 25 years’ experience working in B2B events, including nine years at Capita Group (during which time he led Capita Conferences) as well as an early career stint working for the Local Government Association.
Managing Director - Events, Infopro Digital
Managing Director, George P. Johnson Experience Marketing
Jason’s career began in as an accomplished rigger & set builder, but he then followed a path into the communications agency world with roles at FCB, Edinburgh (Interpublic Group) and Ogilvy & Mather in both Sydney & London. In his most recent role – prior to joining GPJ – Jason ran his own boutique activation agency. He has experience working with clients that include Hertz, Standard Life Investments, Philips and The Ryder Cup.
Group Managing Director, Oil & Gas Council
Group Events Director, Wilmington Healthcare
Founder and CEO, Rough Agenda
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.
Deputy Managing Director, Bioscientifica Ltd
Kate’s real passions and experience lie in event budget setting and delivery, events strategy and it’s role within biomedical associations’ education and marketing portfolio as well as an unexpected strength found (mostly out of necessity) in event crisis management.
This year Kate is bringing her unique insight and 20 years’ experience to the Board of ABPCO, of which she became a co-chair in June, and Bioscientifica is delighted to have recently been successfully recognised as a IAPCO member.
Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Benelux, CWT Meetings & Events
Co-Founder, Savant Events
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.
Founder & Managing Director, Smart Grid Forums
Managing Director, Ocean Media Group
My career has spanned many sectors, and I have worked for a variety of companies – from FTSE 100, to VC funded, to privately owned. Before Ocean I was Director of Events at EMAP, and prior to that the managing director of a conference company.
I believe sustainable growth is built on strong products and talented people, and these are two things I strive to create through my leadership. I have considerable experience driving growth through sales leadership; new product development; and product extension, restructuring and turnaround.
With the number-one products in nearly all our markets and fabulous teams taking them forward, this is a great time to be part of Ocean. Work should be fun, and I try to combine humour with a strong personal drive and persistence. So far, so good.
I live in Weybridge with my wife and two children and at weekends I can usually be found standing on the side of a field watching my children do something sporty. When time allows I love nothing more than hurtling around the Surrey Hills on my mountain bike.