Founder & Chairman of the Judging Panel, The Wedding Industry Awards
Group Events Manager, Hospitality Division, William Reed Business Media
Events Director – Incisive Business, Incisive Media
Events Director, Caspian Media
Director General, Emerging Payments Association
Tony conceived and launched the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) in 2012. The EPA promotes the UK as global hub for payments innovation and the interests of the EPA’s 110+ members such as MasterCard, JCB, Vocalink, Amazon, Samsung Pay, and Fiserv.
Commercial Director, Energy Live News
As his Co-Founder, Sumit Bose, would say “Geoff is a consummatem salesperson, networker and Arsenal fan. It’s a shame he spends so little time on them and instead tries to come up with creative ideas and solutions for the business that go absolutely nowhere!”
Commercial Director , Procurement Leaders
Prior to Procurement Leaders, Matt spent 12 years at Informa PLC and across that time was responsible for number of awards ceremonies as well as multiple conferences and events, across the Pharmaceutical, Maritime, Insurance and Agribusiness sectors.
Head of Retail Awards Programmes, Ascential
Beckie has over 12 years of b2b events experience across multiple industries from Health to Fashion. She has worked across many events formats including conferences and bespoke events but her expertise and passion lies within the awards sector. In her current role at Ascential, Beckie drives the growth, vision and customer experience of Retail Weeks multi-award winning awards portfolio.
Managing Director, Aesthetics Media Ltd
Having founded one of the largest providers of Continuing Education & Training for the optical profession, he now sits on the boards of two healthcare focused companies and is on the Executive Committee of the PM Society, an industry body promoting excellence in pharmaceutical medical communications and marketing. He is passionate about engagement in science by young people.
Awards Director, Wilmington Media
Creator, London Lifestyle Awards
In 2016, Gale licensed the brand to facilitate Lifestyle Awards in multiple cities around the UK. 2017 is set to see the launch of the British Lifestyle Awards, as a standalone event but prestigious recognition of the independent city awards.
Chief Commercial Officer, Zapnito
Founder & Chairman, Awards International
Owner – Mix Media & Out There Events
In 2012, the business ventured into the world of publishing through the acquisition of Mix Media which publishes the leading interior commercial design magazine, Mix Interiors. This business delivers the Mixology Awards – the largest and most respected awards ceremony in the sector. We were delighted in 2017 for this event to be awarded winner at the coveted inaugural Awards Awards for Best Event by a Publisher for over 700 Attendees.
Group Event Director, Construction & Engineering EMAP
Head of Event Operations, Reed Business Information
With over 19 years events experience she understands the hard work and attention to detail that goes into every event, no matter its size.
Director, Awards & Operations, D&AD (Design and Art Direction)
In London, Donal has overseen many developments in the expansion of the Awards programme, through the recent additions of public relations and media awards and the development and running of D&AD’s latest initiative the D&AD Impact Awards in partnership with Advertising Week based out of New York.
Head of Awards, C Squared
Managing Director, Max Live Events
Working initially as a junior production manager at an AV Production company, where she quickly progressed to become Event Director
Amanda took the decision at the start of 2014 to launch her own production company – Max Live Events – Who’s ethos is to be “a rather good production company”- Being friendly and personably, adding the extra little touches, going the extra mile and giving attention to detail.
Head of Events, Civil Society Media
Head of Awards, IPA
Event Director, Ocean Media Group
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.
Founder and Director, Perry Events
In 2016, Andrew set up Perry Events, a boutique events management consultancy that is already working with some of the flagship publications of business and financial publisher Euromoney Institutional Investor. With experience across all types of events, Andrew fully understands the needs of individual clients, corporate and personal. It is this knowledge, along with his exceptional event management skills, that are the backbone of Perry events.
Founder, The Asian Awards
In 2009 he founded The Asian Awards, which focusses on awarding the worlds best Asians across a multitude of disciplines. The Asian Awards is now into its 7th year and has grown to become one of the biggest events in the UK. Previously the events twitter hashtag #TheAsianAwards trended worldwide for 3 hours at the top spot. Paul consults to businesses across the globe often with a hands on approach and is working on a number of new initiatives such as The Newton Awards which will honour the very best British scientists.
He has strong experience in helping businesses achieve strategic commercial change in terms of growth, operations, sales/biz dev, acquisition, mergers, investment and turnaround. Paul regularly speaks on a number of interest areas such as diversity, business, entrepreneurship, motivation and corporate development.
Managing Director, Don’t Panic Projects