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Meet The Judges

Alice Lock

Alice LockProject Director

Alice has more than 12 years’ experience as a project manager in the events industry. In her role as Project Director at WONDER London, the inde...

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Becky Shore

Becky ShoreHead of Business Development

Becky got the bug for the events industry following a university placement with a London agency . She began event life 10 years ago, initially as...

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Beena Chester

Beena ChesterExecutive Director, Events and Large-scale Projects, London First

Beena is responsible for Skills London, UK's biggest jobs and careers event aimed at 15 to 24 year olds and London Planning Awards, which ...

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Carlo Zoccali

Carlo ZoccaliPresident – International Live Events Association UK

Carlo Zoccali is Account Director for Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre. He joined the business in late 2016 to drive sales for...

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Chris Parnham

Chris ParnhamManaging Director, Absolute Corporate Events

Chris has worked in the events industry for 25 years, holding senior, director and owner posts for large corporates and agencies. He has an MB...

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Deborah Crosswell

Deborah CrosswellBusiness Development Director

Deborah is Business Development Director for BCD Meetings & Events. She is a creative and passionate individual with a proven track record of success ...

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Fay Sharpe

Fay SharpeVice President EMEA Creative & Marketing

One of the founder shareholders of Zibrant (acquired by BCD M&E 2016) and now Vice President BCD M&E one of the largest Global MICE agencies, wit...

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Ferne Taylor

Ferne TaylorEvent Services Director, Nteractive Consulting and Events

Ferne studied politics at university, but after an admin role at Kingston University led to her organising her first event - a graduation ceremony...

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Hannah Bray

Hannah BrayMD - Commercial & Events

Hannah’s experience is mostly within professional membership bodies, having rejoined the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) as Managing D...

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Helen Arnold

Helen ArnoldFounder & CEO, GEM Events

Over 25 years’ experience in the Events industry, Helen Arnold recently founded GEM Events, following ten years as Events & Office Environme...

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Ian Cummings

Ian CummingsVice President, EMEA - CWT Meetings & Events

Joined CWT Meetings & Events in 2012 and has been instrumental in the turnaround and development of the business that has seen CWT M&E rise to top 3 f...

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Jane Pettman

Jane PettmanSenior Events Manager, Salesforce

Jane is Senior Events Manager at Salesforce, the World’s number 1 B2C and B2B platform. Having worked in the Events industry for 15 years, s...

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Jazzmine Quashie

Jazzmine QuashieEvents & Marketing Manager

Jazzmine joined PIMFA (then known as the Wealth Management Association) in 2016 working in the Events Department. She is responsible for the Events an...

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Jemma Peers

Jemma PeersClient and Commercial Director, Top Banana

Jemma has been in the live events and communication industry for nearly 20 years. Having worked all over the world with some seriously impressive ...

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Jenni Eley

Jenni EleyDirector of ITV Experiences, ITV

Jenni Eley is responsible for bringing ITV and its brands to life for all ITV’s audiences, creating unforgettable experiences worldwide. She lea...

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Jennifer Houlihan

Jennifer HoulihanCommercial Director, Cascade Productions

A live events specialist with 16 years experience in the industry, starting my career with Marriott in London, I eventually made a move ‘up ...

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Jo Powell


Joe O'Connell

Joe O'ConnellClient Services Director

Joe has over 12 years experience within the MICE industry, Starting his career on the Events team within a full service TMC. Joe has always remain...

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Kate Scully

Kate ScullyGlobal Travel Manager

Coming from an administrative background, Kate first entered the world of travel and event management by building up a comprehensive travel progra...

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Marjory Brown

Marjory BrownUK Director of Events, The Appointment Group

Marjory has, over the last 17 years, gained experience and valuable insight across the industry with senior roles in-house, agency, ca...

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Nikki Williams

Nikki WilliamsDirector of Hosted Buyer Programmes, IMEX Group

Nikki Williams leads the team who, twice a year, take on one of the major challenges in the meetings and events industry. As Director of Ho...

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Peter Short

Peter ShortHead of Events

With over 20 years experience managing and project managing events, conferences, recognition schemes and gala dinners, Peter has a vast am...

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Russell James Allen

Russell James AllenFounder, Crescendo

Russell's communication, marketing and events career spans over 15 years, having worked in the IT industry early in his career. His passio...

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