Lidia Sakarapani

Director of Sales and Marketing , Principal. Global Events & DMC

Lidia Sakarapani, an event industry expert and strategist with over 25 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge to her role as an industry judge. Her diverse career encompasses a movement from Event logistics - delivering operational excellence, to Sale and Marketing showcasing strategic development while working with a variety of clients and industries. This versatility allows her to assess events from a comprehensive perspective, evaluating both flawless execution and innovative vision. Lidia's fluency in English, Spanish, and Chinese Mandarin fosters her ability to thrive in multicultural environments. She possesses a deep understanding of how cultural nuances influence event planning and can effectively assess how events cater to audiences from diverse backgrounds. Fuelling her commitment to high standards is Lidia's genuine passion for the events industry. As a judge, she actively seeks to recognise ground-breaking concepts, exceptional execution, and measurable results that contribute to elevating the industry as a whole.