Abi is Key Account Manager – Events for Slido – an award-winning audience interaction tool for live Q&A, polling and slide-sharing – where she works with large-scale event agencies and PCOs, to help them get the most from their speakers and audience. With 9 years conference management experience, and previously at Reed Exhibitions, Abi has.. read more →

A self-confessed venue geek, Clare de Brett loves all things venues, hotels and hospitality. Starting her career in hospitality at the tender age of 18, Clare has worked in all manner of properties including high-end bars, residential and non-residential conference centers and five star hotels. After dipping her toes in the events technology and agency world.. read more →

Matt Riley, CAE founded The Conference Agency after a 12-year career as an association meeting planner and CPD/continuing education director  with the US-based National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) and the South Carolina Bar Association.  He has conducted large conferences in cities like New York and San Francisco, exclusive executive retreats in the Caribbean and Southern.. read more →

Joe has worked in Events since the early 1990’s, initially running interactive keypad conferences and meetings whilst based in Spain. Responding to client requests he began to develop add-ons for the software, eventually replacing it completely with his own. This led to a move back to the UK in 2003 to take over the software.. read more →

Marie Lacey has over 13 years’ event experience across a variety of sectors and delivered a multitude of events, from product launches, large conferences both in the UK and overseas. Currently, an account manager at drp, Marie works to support some of drps’ key financial sector clients on their full service of their live events… read more →

Alistair Turner is Managing Director of EIGHT PR & Marketing, a specialist creative agency servicing the events industry. Alistair has over 20 years experience in the PR and events industries, working closely with the key trade associations as well as the UK government. He is currently President Elect of the International Live Event Society (ILEA.. read more →

Julie is the CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, a digital marketing platform focused on giving top tier event professionals a new way to share their work and build their brand. Before launching her own company, Julie held a number of leadership positions at leading mobile and digital agencies over the past 20 years. Most recently,.. read more →

Lime Venue Portfolio is one of the most recognised brands in the meetings and events industry, representing the dynamic unusual venues sector. As Head of Marketing, it is Richard Kadri-Langford’s responsibility to manage and grow the brand, and the role it plays in promoting more immersive, valuable and memorable events through the use of unique.. read more →

Caleb Parker is an American entrepreneur in London. He’s a founder, director, startup advisor, investor and tv show host, with a keen focus on innovation and technology, and interests in the MICE market, sharing economy, fitness & nutrition and future of work. Caleb has been a guest lecturer on topics such as entrepreneurship, the sharing economy and.. read more →

Growth always comes from facing challenges and learning to overcome them. A great way of doing that is getting help from great teammates and Ryan is here to be part of your team.  Ryan Pflumm, CPCE, CSEP will share with you from his 16 years of business, entertainment and AV production experience.  In 2011, Ryan and.. read more →