Meet The Judges

Caroline Medcalf

Caroline MedcalfDirector of Events, Capita Travel & Events and NYS Group

Caroline is passionate about this industry and with 20 years of experience (from both venues and agencies) it shows in all that...

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Cecilia Lavin

Cecilia LavinHead of EMEA Sales, One World Rental

Cecilia has worked in the events industry for over a decade, working for a variety of prestigious events businesses including...

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Christine Bennett

Christine BennettManaging Director, Taylor Bennett Partners

Christine founded Taylor Bennett in 1993 having previously been the Marketing Communications Manager for two software providers....

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Claire Dowd

Claire DowdDirector, X Events

Claire has over 10 year's experience in the Events Industry and launched her own unique and fresh-thinking events agency,...

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David Heron

David HeronCo-Head of Agency, The Black Tomato Agency

A professional dreamer with an insatiable appetite for adventure - I am inspired by the opportunities travel offers us to...

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David Preston

David PrestonCEO, Realise

David has 25 years of international marketing experience, both client and event agency side. A specialist in Event...

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Elliot Grant

Elliot GrantDirector, BLACK BOOK

Elliott Grant is Director of boutique events agency BLACK BOOK and President of the Society for Incentive Travel Excellence...

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Gareth Lush

Gareth LushBrand & Influencer Events Manager, PlayStation

Gareth is an experienced Events Producer with a keen passion for all things experiential. Currently working in the gaming...

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Jez Paxman

Jez PaxmanContent Director, Live Union

Jez is one of the founders of Live Union, heading up the agency's content and creative teams. He helps some of the...

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Lidia Sakarapani

Lidia SakarapaniHead of Sales and Marketing, Principal. Global Events

Lidia Sakarapani is the Head of Sales and Marketing at Principal. Global events. She has been with Principal for over 5 years but...

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Matthew Franks

Matthew FranksDirector of Events, DRPG

Matt is Director of Events at DRPG, responsible for the award winning Live events service offering across the group....

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Nicole Masterman

Nicole MastermanAccount Director, Ashfield Meetings & Events

Nicole is an Account Director at Ashfield Meetings & Events and has worked under various roles within the organisation for the...

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Rachael Kenny

Rachael KennyEvents Lead, Investors in People

Rachael is an ambitious & go getting event professional, Events Lead for Investors in People & voluntary board director for...

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Steve Lang

Steve LangDirector, Motiv8 International

Steve is one of the founders of Motiv8 International, Specialists in providing class-leading and ground breaking events and...

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Susan Spibey

Susan SpibeyExecutive Board Chair, Institute of Events Management

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