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 →

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 →

Phil Hamstra is the VP of Strategic Initiatives for Meeting Tomorrow, a full-service production and event technology partner for Fortune 500, agencies and associations.  MT specialized in clients with multiple events throughout the US, trusted by 25,000+ meeting planners since 2003.  Phil has spent his 11+ years at MT working to help drive growth, strategy, execution and.. read more →

Formerly the Executive Director of Strategy and Planning at George P. Johnson, Gareth is the founder of LIFTD, a new strategic communications consultancy. Building on almost twenty years of experience, working with many of the world’s most recognizable brands, Gareth is now helping clients to engage their employees, unlock the DNA of their business culture,.. read more →

Steve has taken his own businesses from start up to stock market flotation. He grew his last business to £30m in annual sales in just 8 years, sold out and retired at 45. He walks his talk. Everything he shares is from practical first hand experience – not hollow theory. He has been privileged to.. read more →

Dahlia 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.. read more →

At 24 years old, Bernice has been actively involved in the international entrepreneurial space since she kick­started an entrepreneurial support structure for students at her university in 2012. She has a passion for startups and as a natural people’s person, she takes a social approach to business, taking others’ needs in consideration. She has hosted.. read more →

During these years in the upmarket catering industry, Derek was involved with hundreds of corporate events, product launches, trade shows, sport events, galas, etc. He often felt being on the “wrong side”, missing out on all shoulder rubbing, the mingling with CEO’s celebrities, politicians and all the glamour. So he created his own platform. J-Biz Lounge/ Networking with.. read more →

John started his business, John Murphy International, in 2004 and has worked worldwide across a broad range of industries. John Murphy is a results oriented business coach and mentor to senior executives and CEOs. He’s a great communicator with broad experience and is skilled at discussing issues that make businesses and individuals grow and thrive… read more →