JUDGES

Our leading panel of judges are industry professionals who have in-depth experience of running events. Each of our judges are allocated an award category and vote independently and separately to score each entry. They then meet to share scoring and discuss feedback to consolidate the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Ian Anderson
Head of Creative Services
Spark Thinking
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Ian Anderson
Head of Creative Services, Spark Thinking

Ian has been involved in the creative and events industries for over 30 years and has gathered experience across various sectors, specialising in healthcare.

As a graduate in Exhibition & Museum design, Ian is now responsible for leading a team of 2D, 3D and concept development designers that form totally unique and successful outcomes for clients. 

Ian is constantly looking for alternate ways of doing things and endeavours to add value for clients at both SPARK THINKING and its sister brand Ashfield Meetings & Events. His natural curiosity for innovation, story-telling and personalisation ensures the development of original ideas and connections built on trust.

Jane Baker
MD
Elgin Consulting
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Jane Baker
MD, Elgin Consulting

Jane is not one to shy away from asking tough questions.

Having spent more than 15 years building client relationships, designing innovative marketing solutions and executing flawless event experiences for 2 to 20,000, Jane is quite comfortable working as an extension of a client’s team. With her unique blend of big-picture vision and granular attention to detail, she continually brings a fresh perspective on the latest trends and best practices. For Jane, generating successful programs that change minds and behaviours is not just the goal; it’s the reward. 

“I am happiest when I’m brainstorming ideas with my team – and then watching our vision become a reality as the project is implemented.”

Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events
VisitScotland
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Neil Brownlee
Head of Business Events, VisitScotland
Neil is Head of Business Events at VisitScotland. He leads a team of 10 dedicated business event specialists based in Scotland, London and North America. He is responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of the marketing strategy for business events at a national level for Scotland.
 
With 30 years’ experience in the international tourism and hospitality industry, Neil joined VisitScotland in 2008 .  His career prior to that included business development with leading; Director of Sales & Marketing at Rocco Forte’s Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh, business development for catering giant Sodexo, and revenue development with Le Meridien Hotels in the USA. 
 
Neil works in partnership with the city convention bureaux Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee, as well as the main convention centres in those cities, and academc centres of excellence around Scotland.
 
He spearheads international strategic partnerships with Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and International Live Events Society (ILEA), IMEX and Reed Exhibitions which sees Scotland sit at the top table of international influencers.
 
Neil is currently on the PCMA Board of Directors and was a speaker on Business Events at the UNTWO 22nd General Assembly, in Chengdu, China.
Lowell Cabual
Head of Sales & Business Development
Yahire
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Lowell Cabual
Head of Sales & Business Development, Yahire

Lowell has over 15 years of experience in the events and hospitality industry and is currently Head of Sales & Business Development for Yahire – an award-winning furniture and catering equipment hire company that supplies over 150 events a week. He has significant skills in building relationships with clients and has a wide network of contacts across the industry.

Lowell has held senior management roles at Hilton, Namco Bandai, Gouman Hotels, One Moorgate Place, Institute of Chartered Accountants and Classico Productions which gives him a well-rounded background in the events forum.

Katie Clarke
Director of Client Relationships
fresh
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Katie Clarke
Director of Client Relationships, fresh

Katie began her career in the creative industries in television production, working for a range of companies including the BBC and Shine TV, before joining fresh as Business Development Manager in 2011.

Quickly progressing to head up the new business team and pitch output, Katie was instrumental in fresh’s development and growth, and during her time at the agency, the team has doubled in size. In 2017, she became Director of Client Relationships and took a place on the Board of Directors and leadership team. In this role she has full accountability for client development and growth, and works with the rest of the board on the strategic planning of the business as a whole.

Katie has extensive experience working across a range of sectors including travel & hospitality, retail, finance, automotive and sport.

The real joy that Katie gets from her role at fresh is the diverse mix of work and creative capabilities delivered. One day the team can be working on a large scale event for a retailer and the next a communications campaign for a global hotel brand or a piece of brand development for a financial services client. This large range of creative projects and client types also means the team is full of different skills and experience making every day unique with the possibility of something to new learn.

Leigh Cowlishaw
Managing Partner
Winning Edges
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Leigh Cowlishaw
Managing Partner, Winning Edges

With over 20 years in the industry, Leigh is very experienced in leading supplier management functions, customer exec sponsorship and account management, for accommodation, meetings and events.

Leigh is the Managing Partner of Winning Edges, Consulting the Meetings and Events industry on creating and delivering strategic visions, training and cultural alignment.

Appointed in 2016 to the HBAA Chair of the Association, leading a five year strategy. Currently taking an active part on the board today and drive Mental Health awareness across the industry, with the organising of industry events & launching of Mental Health First Aid courses.

  • Past chair of GTMC Steering Group for Meetings, Conferences and Events.
  • Steering Group Board member of the Meetings Show and judge for their "Tomorrows Talent" Programme.
  • Steering Group Board member for BVEP.
  • Conference speaker and regular requested panellist to share my views on the meetings and events industry, as well as diversity & inclusion.  
  • Delighted to have secured a space on 2018 MIA list.

 

 

Ryan Curtis-Johnson
Head of PR and Marketing
drpg
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Ryan Curtis-Johnson
Head of PR and Marketing, drpg

Ryan Curtis-Johnson is Head of PR & Marketing at drp with a background knowledge of entertainment, event management, film & video and communications related services. Ryan has a wealth of experience and has worked in the events industry for over 9 years. A passionate person who will always give a 100%, to deliver outstanding results, a true team player and will do whatever thinkable to make it possible.

Currently working for one of the UK's largest communications, video, digital, creative, design, print, exhibition and live events agency, drp. With over 250 team members, Ryan works alongside drp to help businesses across a wide range of sectors engage their internal and external audiences for the continued success of their organisation.

Soraya Drost
Business Development Manager
World Forum
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Soraya Drost
Business Development Manager, World Forum
Having worked in the MICE Industry for over 10 years, I’m excited to now be part of The GL events Group since April first 2018. As I love working with people, learning every day and like a challenge it is therefore that it’s an absolute pleasure to work at World Forum The Hague, one of Europe’s leading venues. Soraya also started as VP MPI Next Generation - Netherlands Chapter, since June 2018.
Robert Dunsmore
Creative Director - Live Events past ILEA Board Member, Freelance Creative Director
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Robert Dunsmore
Creative Director - Live Events past ILEA Board Member, Freelance Creative Director
Robert Dunsmore, a creative leader and ideas professional from the experience and events sector with an emphasis on pitch winning. Robert researches and writes for online publishers and is currently interested and involved with the metrics producing "blurred lines" of digital amplification for live events.
Robert Dunsmore
Creative Director - Live Events past ILEA Board Member, Freelance Creative Director
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Robert Dunsmore
Creative Director - Live Events past ILEA Board Member, Freelance Creative Director
Robert Dunsmore, a creative leader and ideas professional from the experience and events sector with an emphasis on pitch winning. Robert researches and writes for online publishers and is currently interested and involved with the metrics producing "blurred lines" of digital amplification for live events.
Judy Elvey
Director Marketing Europe
Cvent
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Judy Elvey
Director Marketing Europe, Cvent

Judy is a strategic, CIM qualified marketing professional with experience in publishing, hospitality and leisure industries. After starting a career in advertising Judy quickly moved into marketing and events.

She has over 15 years’ experience in the events industry, having worked as an event organiser, at a venue and for key industry publishers, Mash Media, Centaur and Square Meal.

Currently working for Cvent Europe as Marketing Director, Judy is passionate about all things events, whether she is organising them, marketing them or supplying the industry with tools to execute fantastic events! She was part of the launch team for The Meetings Show as well as launching The Exhibition News Awards for Mash Media and more recently bringing Cvent CONNECT Europe to London. Judy is currently President Elect for MPI UK and Ireland chapter.

Adrian Evans
Assistant Director - Conferences & Live Events
ACC Liverpool
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Adrian Evans
Assistant Director - Conferences & Live Events, ACC Liverpool

A venue specialist with over 20 years’ experience within conference and event sales management. Adrian is currently responsible for driving conference and exhibition sales strategies at the award winning ACC Liverpool.  

An entrepreneurial sales professional, he has achieved unrivalled success in maximizing revenue growth within venues across the country previously transforming the Live events business at the UK’s largest venue – The NEC.

 

Anna Fenten
Head of Brand, Comms and Marketing
Searcys
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Anna Fenten
Head of Brand, Comms and Marketing, Searcys

Head of Brand, communications and marketing. Anna is an experienced multichannel marketing director, specialist in developing brand proposition, building marketing function and delivering brand strategy in food service, hospitality, FM and event sectors. Successful track record of implementing change management through marketing that achieves business objectives.

Previously, Anna headed up sector marketing functions for Levy UK (Compass Group) and Sodexo Prestige. She is a frequent speaker at marketing forums as well as contributor to industry discussions for the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Museum and Heritage Show as well as a guest lecturer at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at Surrey university.

Adrian Frantom
Engagement Lead
Production Bureau
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Adrian Frantom
Engagement Lead, Production Bureau

Adrian Frantom is Engagement Lead and part of the Leadership team at Production Bureau www.productionbureau.com. Established in 1989, Production Bureau (Pb) is a privately owned, creative services business based in Norfolk and Edinburgh. Production Bureau’s 75 full time staff continue to deliver impactful events, great exhibitions and creative services for many business sectors across the globe.

Adrian has 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry, working for AstraZeneca having held roles in event management, corporate governance, corporate and social responsibility, marketing and business management in both UK and Global roles and supports Pb’s pharmaceutical clients and focusses on employee engagement assignments across the Pb portfolio. Adrian has a MSc in Executive Coaching from Hult Ashridge Business School in Hertfordshire. 

Sasha Frieze
The Business Narrative
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Sasha Frieze
The Business Narrative

Sasha Frieze has over twenty five years' events industry experience as a producer of over 1,000 world class events and as a business marketing leader.

Event experience ranges from global business conferences, client seminars, business development events and corporate training to cocktail receptions, gala dinners, association events and awards ceremonies, covering intimate private dinners for ten to events for over 2,500 delegates.

Her in-depth knowledge of vertical business sectors has led to her advising wealth management firms, professional services firms, digital agencies, media and technology companies, as well as running her own companies.  An entrepreneur at heart and often at the forefront of media innovation, Sasha's specific experience in the conference and events industry has led to consulting for a number of clients including the Guardian, the AOP, Wolters Kluwer, Incisive Media, UBM and Thomson Reuters.

Dom Garner
Founder & Executive Producer
Ten Thousand Hours
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Dom Garner
Founder & Executive Producer , Ten Thousand Hours

Dom Garner is Founder & Executive Producer at Ten Thousand Hours with nineteen years’ experience in the live event and brand communications industry. 

Characterised by a passion for ideas and storytelling, Dom believes that one great idea can transform a business yet many more great ideas rarely see the light of day.  

Considered a diverse specialist, Dom has held senior management positions with event management and creative agencies leading public, sporting, exhibition, public sector and corporate projects and campaigns. 

 

Ben Goedegebuure
Vice President, Global General Manager
Maritz Global Events
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Ben Goedegebuure
Vice President, Global General Manager , Maritz Global Events

Ben Goedegebuure joined Maritz Global Events (comprising of Maritz Travel and Experient) as Global General Manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa at the end of February 2014. In this role, Goedegebuure is responsible for partnership networks, advising and supporting current and future client engagements, continued industry leadership and further expanding Maritz Global Events presence.  

Ben has been involved in different sides of the conference, events and exhibition industry. With a background in Information Science and Management, Ben has been an Association Executive Director, active in various roles at a global PCO company, and as Director of Sales and Marketing at the Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre (SECC) in Glasgow. Ben joined the SECC Board in February 2011 and led the Glasgow Tourism Service Initiative, “Glasgow Service with Style,” a public-private sector partnership developed to deliver a world-class tourism experience for the city, its visitors and businesses. He has served on as the first non- North American Director on the Board of the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) and serves on several advisory boards in the business events industry.

Peter Grimster
Venue Sales Manager
Business Design Centre
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Peter Grimster
Venue Sales Manager, Business Design Centre

Peter has been connected with the international event industry for 20 over years and his experience spans across consultancy, international organiser and now currently at one of London's most iconic venues, the Business Design Centre. 

Peter's most recent experience was as an Exhibition Manager at Reed Exhibitions where he had a proven track record of leading teams and delivering growth on global b2b events including the annual International Golf Travel Market (IGTM) and International Ski Travel Market (ISTM) which were collectively staged across a multitude of different European countries including Austria, Italy, Spain & Turkey. 

Prior to joining Reed Exhibitions, Peter worked in Russia for 2 ½ years for an internet travel start-up company and a British PR consultancy. In 2000, at the height of the dotcom era, he was part of the team to successfully launch one of the first multi-lingual travel portals at the time in Europe. 

Peter has worked and studied in Russia, Italy and Germany and now lives with his wife and family in North London.

Kate Gunn
Events Consultant
One Ten Events
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Kate Gunn
Events Consultant, One Ten Events

Kate has over 15 years of events experience under her belt, working for a variety of clients over several sectors. From detailed twin centre incentive programmes in Peru for a chosen few, to large scale complex conferences in London and launch events in Milan, Kate has a wealth of knowledge across the events industry.

Having worked across a number of agencies and most recently as Operations Director for an events, marketing and communications business, Kate now works as an independent events consultant. She is a multi-tasker extraordinaire!

Her passion for food is right up there with her passion for international travel and she claims there is nothing she won’t try….!

Daniel Halpin
Cogs & Marvel
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Daniel Halpin
Cogs & Marvel

Daniel’s experience in the event industry began in promoting large-scale sporting events for live and television audiences. From this he spent three years working in a Dublin based PCO, promoting Ireland as a destination to the international association conference industry. In 2014, Combining a creative vision and passion for storytelling with his experience in marketing and business development, he designed and implemented a family experience which grew to over 14,000 attendees annually. Three years after launching the Luggwoods brand, Daniel sold the award-winning series of family events he established in South County Dublin. Today Luggwoods stands as the number one seasonal family attraction in Leinster.

Coming to Cogs & Marvel, a brand experience agency, in 2015 as Head of Marketing, he leads the company’s marketing strategy and business development division. With offices in Dublin and San Francisco, Cogs & Marvel specialises in changing people through experiences that deliver against strategic goals.

Mark Handforth
Director
3Sixty Event Consulting
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Mark Handforth
Director, 3Sixty Event Consulting

A recognized expert in meetings and events with over 20 years strategic and tactical experience.

A career starting in the hospitality sector took Mark via a number of operational roles to a position as Director of World Events (now Ashfield Meetings) a Global Event Management company where he delivered bottom line growth and service differentiation for over 15 years. As Head of Global Events for F. Hoffmann La Roche Mark created global compliance guidelines and was the principal architect to the successful consolidation of above market activities, considered by many to be an industry benchmark, integrating over 35 markets into a centralised solution. More recently he enjoyed a role as subject matter expert at Grass Roots, where he worked with international offices to create an aligned multi market offer for meetings and events.

Mark is a Director of 3Sixty Event Consulting, a meetings and events consultancy, specialising in the development of regional and national meetings strategies for corporate clients and compliance for meetings training programmes. He is also a founder of healthcare-venues.com a solution for meeting venues to enable them to work effectively with the healthcare sector.

As an advisor to Plenum, a Peer to Peer networking group, Mark is able to contribute to the dialogue at a global level around the important topics affecting meetings and events in the Healthcare Sector.

www.3sixtyeventconsulting.com

www.healthcare-venues.com

www.plenumnetwork.com  

 

Charlie Hepburn
Founder and MD
Be Vivid
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Charlie Hepburn
Founder and MD, Be Vivid

Charlie is an events specialist, and effective business leader that sees everyday as an opportunity to make a positive difference. With over 25 years’ experience building integrated communication campaigns for live events, experiences and activations with quantifiable engagement at the heart of the delivery.

He always seeks to understand the WHY behind the corporate narrative in order to change behaviours to provide effective and measurable value.  Having been engaged by over a third of FTSE 100 companies of all scales, in local and global markets, an outstanding results-based track record has been built. Charlie lives in Brighton with his wife and two children and is the MD of BE Vivid, an award-winning live events agency.

Anita Howard
ICE
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Anita Howard
ICE
Paul Hussey
Director
The Conference Doctor
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Paul Hussey
Director, The Conference Doctor

Paul has many years of experience within the events industry, including working with some of the world’s largest brands and government. Paul started in the industry at the venue delivery end and then moved through business development, event management and procurement in the agency environment. Paul’s aim now is to untangle some of the industry complexity and create simple routes to the best events delivered for the best value.  

Paul looks behind issues and then articulates and delivers a solution, gaining trust from all stakeholders from board level to ground floor. Paul has been involved for many years in judging new event technology and has been a speaker at events on subjects varying from Strategic Meetings Management to legislation.

France Lythcott
Director
New Black Events
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France Lythcott
Director, New Black Events
Mike Phillipson
Managing Director
Blitz, a GES Company
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Mike Phillipson
Managing Director, Blitz, a GES Company

Mike runs Blitz GES, a leader in audio visual staging and creative services for the live events industry in the United Kingdom and continental Europe and sits on the GES EMEA Board.

- Mike's first job was at Saatchi and Saatchi, where he worked with P&G for three years.

- Mike has started a creative agency from scratch, which grew to become the UK's 24th biggest agency, with billings of £56m, in less than three years.

- Mike has won an IPA Effectiveness Gold whilst he led the Marketing at the 24-hour Bank, First Direct.

- Mike was the European Marketing Director at the retailer, Habitat, who inspired the business transformation strategy and marketing, featuring Helena Christensen, which helped grow sales 50%, prior to its sale to Hilco.

- Mike was voted 'Marketing Services Head of the Year' at The Drum Profile Awards. 

Adam Pike
Project Director
Sparq
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Adam Pike
Project Director, Sparq

With over 20 years’ experience in the events industry, Adam looks after some of Sparq’s most valued and longest-standing clients. 

Both creative and ingenious in his approach to designing and delivering some of its largest and most prestigious events, it’s easy to understand why Sparq’s clients love to work with him and his team. His technical knowledge is exemplary and when he’s not running around with a headset on, making sure every little detail is taken care of, you can usually find him supporting and mentoring Sparq’s up and coming project managers on various projects.

Greg Pittard
Managing Director
ICEBOX
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Greg Pittard
Managing Director, ICEBOX
Greg Pittard is currently MD of Icebox, the UK & Europe’s leading creative ice agency. He has worked in the event industry for over 25years (holy crap!), for Caterers, Event Organises & Event Suppliers alike, holding various Sales, Manager, & Director positions along the way.

Greg also started and ran several event companies along his travels and so has a passion for SME’s and new start-ups, a keen eye for people who can make the most out of a situation, spot the gap in the market, get creative when needed, and drive a project / idea through. He also has a full appreciation of the bigger needs of business such as the P&L sheet, and how to make a buck.

Greg tells us ‘I am very excited to be chosen as a judge for this years ICE Awards, and cant wait to see how much talent is out there!’
Robert Quayle
Meetings Leader & Head of Events
AstraZeneca
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Robert Quayle
Meetings Leader & Head of Events, AstraZeneca

With over 25 years experience in the Events, Hotels & Hospitality Industry, Rob Quayle now heads up the UK’s Meetings & Events schedule for AstraZeneca’s UK Marketing division.

Having graduated in Hospitality Management, Rob travelled the globe, gaining years of experience in hotel operations and corporate sales. He then moved into Event Management, gaining experience on a wide variety of corporate events with over 4 years freelance, before moving to his current role.

At AstraZeneca Rob strategically manages the effective delivery of over £4.5m of internal and external M.I.C.E. activity for the UK Marketing Company. Through a totally outsourced model, he delivers a solution that provides support and guidance to his internal stakeholders and ensures compliance, as well as providing industry knowledge, by driving innovation and sharing best practice.

Rob is also an active industry advocate, having previously been a mentor on the Fast Forward 15 mentorship program that helps to empower women in the events industry. 

Liz Quinton
Senior Director, Regional Operations - EMEA
CWT Meetings & Events
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Liz Quinton
Senior Director, Regional Operations - EMEA, CWT Meetings & Events

As Senior Director, Regional Operations - EMEA for CWT M&E’s multi-specialist’s venue finding, group travel and event management operations, Liz’s responsibilities include process management, implementation of strategic meetings management programmes,  best-in-class efficiencies and processes for the entire team and customer retention.  

Liz is part of the UK M&E leadership team which currently employs over 75 industry specialists across several UK locations to manage an annual customer meetings, group travel and event spend of over £33m.  

Liz has over 24 years solid M&E partnership experience with clients in various industry sectors including pharma, technology, financial, retail and professional services.

Mark Riches
Industry Investor and Advisor
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Mark Riches
Industry Investor and Advisor

Until April 2019 Mark was co-founder of global events agency FIRST.  Today he is a mentor to future business leaders, NED/advisor, and investor into boutique projects.

He is an experienced business leader, strategic thinker, developer of talent, and specialist in event marketing.  With extensive creative, commercial and international experience, Mark has worked for some of the world's top brands, resulting in growing the market-leading multi-destination agency FIRST.  Now working as an NED, SME advisor and investor into boutique high-potential entrepreneurial businesses, Mark lives in South London with his wife and black Labrador ‘Bill’.  When not working or exploring the world travelling, he loves to cook (in fact he trained as a chef!).

 
Mark Riches
Industry Investor and Advisor
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Mark Riches
Industry Investor and Advisor

Until April 2019 Mark was co-founder of global events agency FIRST.  Today he is a mentor to future business leaders, NED/advisor, and investor into boutique projects.

He is an experienced business leader, strategic thinker, developer of talent, and specialist in event marketing.  With extensive creative, commercial and international experience, Mark has worked for some of the world's top brands, resulting in growing the market-leading multi-destination agency FIRST.  Now working as an NED, SME advisor and investor into boutique high-potential entrepreneurial businesses, Mark lives in South London with his wife and black Labrador ‘Bill’.  When not working or exploring the world travelling, he loves to cook (in fact he trained as a chef!).

 
Scott Rooney-Ashby
Account Director
Hawthorn
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Scott Rooney-Ashby
Account Director, Hawthorn

With almost 20 years in the events industry, Scott Rooney-Ashby recently joined creative technical event production company Hawthorn to support the development of new and existing business. His career has taken him through various roles from a technical Project Manager through to his current role as Account Director.

In his previous roles, Scott has been responsible for retaining and developing UK, European and International key accounts from all sectors, working with prestigious corporate clients including Royal Mail, JTI (Japan Tobacco International), RBS, Network Rail and the Olympic Delivery Authority to name a few. His event experience consists of delivering conferences and award dinners through to large scale events within the Olympics Stadium, The Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi and the US.

With his in-depth experience of working closely with delivery, project and creative teams, Scott knows how to create a truly memorable experience for any client he works with.

Alistair Turner
Managing Director
Eight PR
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Alistair Turner
Managing Director, Eight PR

Alistair Turner is Managing Director of EIGHT PR & Marketing, a specialist creative agency servicing the events and tourism industry. Alistair has over 20 years experience in the industry, working closely with the key trade associations as well as the UK government. 

In his involvement with the UK government, he was secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Events, and project managed the groups’ Enquiry into the International Competitiveness of the UK Events Industry in 2013. He has also been a government advisor on the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Finally, he has been involved in ministerial briefings on the events industry at Secretary of State level and below. He was heavily involved with No.10 on its development of the ‘Britain is GREAT’ initiative, and the ‘Events are GREAT’ implementation of that campaign.  

Within industry associations, he is currently President of the International Live Event Society (ILEA UK Chapter) and a special advisor to the National Outdoor Events Association (NOEA). He also sits on the Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP), the umbrella body for the UK events industry. 

He is also supportive of the industry’s trade shows, providing representation support for the UK’s largest shows; International Confex, Event Production Show and Eventit in Scotland. He works in partnership with IMEX and IBTM Group internationally and is a supporter of Eventit in Scotland. 

He is a regular speaker on events and PR at a number of universities including Derby, Hertfordshire, MMU, Westminster, Greenwich, Coventry, and St Margret’s. He is also a regular contributor to The Events Academy educational programmes. 

Alistair is a passionate and highly active advocate for the events industry as a modern form of marketing and business communication, and supports the partnership between events and tourism as a driver of the UK economy. He has recently been a part of a wellness campaign within the industry to challenge mental stress and health practices amongst event professionals. 

Jenny Waller
Head of Sales for Business Events
The Barbican Centre
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Jenny Waller
Head of Sales for Business Events , The Barbican Centre

Jenny's role as Head of Sales for Business Events sees her managing a sales team to promote their world class arts and culture venue, The Barbican, to the commercial and association market.

Jenny started her role at the Barbican nearly two years taking with her experience from Park Plaza Hotels where she built her knowledge of the events industry. 

Kathleen Warden
Director of Conference Sales
SEC
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Kathleen Warden
Director of Conference Sales, SEC

Kathleen Warden was appointed Director of Conferences Sales in March 2014 and has fulfilled a number of roles for the company since joining in 2000 as the Sales Manager for UK associations. This was her introduction to the world of business tourism, having spent 7 years in destination marketing both in the UK and overseas.

Committed to promoting Glasgow, Scotland and the UK for business events and conferences, Kathleen has loved being part of the industry’s evolution and its growing recognition as a major driver for economic prosperity and inward investment. Kathleen is passionate about seeing this success continue long into the future.