Advisory Board

Events Uncovered Advisory Board.jpg Events Uncovered is grateful, honoured and very excited to have these 5 incredibly knowledgeable experts on board. Each member brings a different area of expertise and we are looking forward to working with them to continue to develop our community of event professionals.
Events Uncovered Advisory Board Members 2017/2018 are:

Aubri Nowowiejski

Aubri Nowowiejski (No-Whiskey) is the proud Founder and Board Director for the Student Event Planners Association (SEPA), an Executive Producer at Coterie Spark, and an international speaker. SEPA is a national, professional organization that caters to millennials in the event planning and hospitality industry. Coterie Spark is a global meeting and corporate event planning firm headquartered in Houston, Texas. As a professional speaker, Aubri has presented at high schools, universities, and for numerous industry conferences and professional groups. Aubri began her career in corporate America, climbing the ladder to Marketing Manager in five years and received four awards for her work. Aubri was featured in Special Events Magazine as one of “25 Young Event Pros to Watch,” and quoted in Wedding Planner Magazine. She has also been interviewed on Events Uncovered TV, Turn of Events: A Social Tables Podcast, #EventIcons, and received notable mention in numerous blogs and online editorials.

Nick BorelliNick Borelli, President and Strategist of Borelli Strategies, has been in the event industry since he was 14 years old. He specializes in digital marketing strategies through consulting, coaching, and brand communication management for events and event companies. Nick has been awarded ILEA Esprit Award for International Volunteer of the Year, CBC Magazine’s Networking Star of the Year, Smart Business Magazine’s Social Media Impact Award, and the ISES WOW Award for Best Marketing Campaign over $75,000. In 2015, Nick was selected by Special Event Magazine as one of the 25 Top Young Professionals to watch. He speaks internationally on topics ranging from event technology, content marketing, digital and live engagement, trade show exhibiting, and leadership. He has held multiple positions with the International Live Events Association (ILEA) including International Marcom Chair, Chair of Digital Strategy, Midwest Brand Champion, ISES Live Conference Technology Chair as well as Cleveland Chapter VP of Communication and President. Nick is the Chair of Public Relations and Marketing for the SEARCH Foundation and is on the Advisory Council for the Student Event Planners Association and Events Uncovered.

Sandie McCoubreySandie is the CEO and Founder of Eventif Solutions providing event management, research, sales and marketing support to companies across several industries. Sandie is a skilled sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience working in exhibitions, events and project management. For Sandie, networking is key. Her main objective is to help develop companies, bringing her strategic planning and knowledge to the fore, as well as networking and bringing people in the industry together. With so many events to attend and so little time to do it, it is important to ensure that time is well spent and Sandie believes the most important aspect is speaking with the right people and building your contact base, as well as supporting industry colleagues and friends with introductions to the right people. In recent years Sandie’s focus, has been to help start-up companies with the best introductions into the industry, as well as delegate management and helping delegates and colleagues network at events for the most successful outcomes.

Dahlia El GazzarDahlia has an OMG-attitude about tech and practical solutions. With more than a decade of experience in the meetings industry, Dahlia has held roles on the planner side as well as on the supplier side. She has been known in the events industry as the ‘go-to’ source for tech news, and solutions for the busy event professionals. Her mission is to untether the busy professional from their desktop and office, and have them be more efficient and productive working from a beach in Mexico with an umbrella drink through their mobile device and smart solutions and apps. Recently featured in the top 5 of the #eventprofs US & Canada Power 100 List, and on the top 5 Women in Event Tech List, Dahlia has also been one of MeetingsNet’s  2015 Changemakers, and a Meetings Focus Trendsetter. She is also an Evernote aficionado, and is an Evernote Business Certified Consultant. She speaks internationally on Evernote, event technology, new-and-upcoming technology, and more to help empower event professionals with practical intel on everything event tech related, and digital innovation when it comes to their meetings and events. She wants you to break the status quo and make the shift happen!

Aaron KaufmanAaron Kaufman, CSEP works hard – and with extreme passion! As the President of Fifth Element Group, it is safe to say that Aaron is a rising international resource in a very competitive industry. With multiple award wins and nominations nationally & internationally, including a Special Event Gala Award, Aaron has been recognized for his creativity, originality and ability to push the envelope each and every time. In 2015, Aaron was named to the prestigious “Top 25 Young Event Professionals” list from Special Event Magazine as well as President of the Toronto chapter of the International Special Events Society. As an active member of ISES and current President of ISES Toronto, Aaron Kaufman, CSEP, believes in learning from the past and leading the future. Always reaching out for guidance from top professionals who lead the way, it’s important to Aaron not only pay homage, but to also leave a mark that will inspire future event professionals as well.