Judges

Events Director EMEA
Time Out

Abi heads up all things events at Time Out in London, Paris and Lisbon. 

Senior Sales Executive
Grupo Eventoplus

Alex is Senior Sales Executive at Grupo Eventoplus, the leading online and offline media group dedicated to the event industry in Spain, Argentina and Mexico, managing technical and technological accounts.

Marketing Director
Easyfairs UK & Global

Alison is an experienced exhibition and conference marketing professional with 17 years' experience encompassing conferences, exhibitions, marketing and PR.

Creative Director & Partner
2LK

Driven by an absolute passion and commitment for effective design, Andy oversees 2LK's intelligent, insight-led approach to creativity.

Event Manager

Barry has worked in the event industry for over 15 years creating, producing and managing events across Europe for global clients such as Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola & Diageo.

Event Technology Manager
British Gymnastics

Ben has over 15 years of experience in the live events industry, with a strong engineering background and a keen interest in all things technical.

Director, Meetings Technology
GSK

Charlotte Hammerbeck is Director, Meetings Technology at GSK (GlaxoSmithKline). Since 2013, GSK has been implementing significant changes to the way the organisation delivers meetings, with the introduction of a Global Meetings Project to diagnose current status and propose a new operating model, policies and structure.

Managing Director
Bournemouth 7s

Craig Mathie is Managing Director of Bournemouth 7s Festival, the UK's favourite sport and music festival.

Chief Technology Officer
Clarion

Dave joined Clarion as Chief Technology Officer in May 2016 and is tasked with ensuring that the Group maximises the value from its ongoing investment in data and technology.

Journalist and broadcaster

David McClelland is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in consumer and enterprise technology, telecoms and consumer affairs. Prior to working in the media, David consulted in the IT industry in the financial services and telecoms sectors.

Govind is responsible for bringing technology enabled innovation and value creation to UBM and its customers, with a primary focus on Customer Facing Technology (Digital Products) from first touch point on the web to the physical events.

Events and marketing director

Helen Moon, is a CIM qualified events and marketing director with an eclectic mix of experience in the events industry that spans 21 years and includes event production, venue operations, proactive sales and digital marketing.

Founder
of Event Tech Lab

James Morgan is the founder of Event Tech Lab; a marketing and communications incubator for Event Tech Start Ups.

Director
52eight3 Ltd

Katie is Director of 52eight3 Ltd, the marketing and events consultancy for exhibitions, conference and event tech.

Mathys has worked at RAI Amsterdam Convention Center for more than eight years. He started his career upselling stand construction and Exhibitor Services to show organisers. An important part of these services has always been the technology solutions for lead generation.

MPC

Michelle Bruno is a writer, blogger, and technology journalist. She develops content and content strategies for event-industry technology companies at Bruno Group Signature Services (brunogroup.com/signature-services).

Head of Data Platform
Ascential Plc

Neil is an award-winning Enterprise Data and Analytics Architect specialising in integrated systems for the Events & Information Services industries.

Saul Leese has worked for some of the most influential and successful companies across the entertainment, event and publishing sectors including; News International, Electronic Arts (Maxis), EMAP, United Newspapers, Northcliffe Media, Dennis Publishing, United Business Media (UBM), Media 10 and Ascential.

Marketing technology
Swarm

Tim is at the helm of marketing technology agency Swarm currently working with brands like Budweiser and Foot Locker and retailers like The Entertainer and Ocado to create interactive experiences.

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