11th – 13th November 2024

Sam Herd

Sam Herd

Head of event planning and delivery

Lawn Tennis Association

Pauline Bourdon

Pauline Bourdon

Director

Soliphilia

Natasha Mortimer

Natasha Mortimer

Managing and creative director

Imagineerium

John Rostron

John Rostron

CEO

Association of Independent Festivals (AIF)

Iain Game

Iain Game

Festival director

Wychwood Festival

Mark Bustard

Mark Bustard

Managing director

Nvisible agency

Andrew Lansley

Andrew Lansley

Innovation manager

Cheltenham Festivals

Dawn Grant

Dawn Grant

Director

Kaleidoscope Event Services

Simon Hough

Simon Hough

Head of commercial activities and hospitality

Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises

Lloyd Major

Lloyd Major

Founder

Halo Solutions

Garry Jones

Garry Jones

Director

Storm 4 Events

Graeme Timms

Graeme Timms

Head of health and safety

Alexandra Palace

Caroline Harding

Caroline Harding

CEO

Symphotech

Jack Saward

Jack Saward

Founder

Saward Marketing and Events

David Tunnicliffe

David Tunnicliffe

Commercial director

GL events UK

Ryan Breen

Ryan Breen

Founder

Classical Collaborations

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS

Sacha Lord

Sacha Lord

Night-Time Economy Advisor, co-founder of Parklife and co-founder of The Warehouse Project

Krishnan Doyle

Krishnan Doyle

Founder

COREcruitment

Nadu Placca

Nadu Placca

Global event and experience architect at The Zoo XYZ and co-founder of the Association of Black Event Professionals (ABEP)

Zoe Snow

Zoe Snow

Executive producer

Gary Beestone Associates

Ben Atkins

Ben Atkins

Founder

Lost Village festival

Janthea Brigden

Janthea Brigden

Founder and CEO

Nipperbout

Jackie Slade

Jackie Slade

Overlay manager at Smithfield

Birmingham 2022

Rick Stainton

Rick Stainton

Founder

Smyle Group and The Power of Events

Josh King

Josh King

VP Growth

emc3

Emma Ord

Emma Ord

Former head of accessibility at Birmingham 2022

Freelance event consultant, specialising in accessibility

Gideon Feldman

Gideon Feldman

Head of programmes and business development

Attitude is Everything

Helen Thackeray

Helen Thackeray

Head of events

Hull City Council/LAEOG

Claire Neal

Claire Neal

Head of workplace mental health

Mental Health UK

Selina Donald

Selina Donald

Founder

The Bulb

Rob Wilkinson

Rob Wilkinson

Managing director and founder

My Cause UK and Ethical Staffing

Ellie Ashton-Melia

Ellie Ashton-Melia

Community lead

isla

Jonny Benjamin

Jonny Benjamin

Founder

Thinkwell

Bethan Riach

Bethan Riach

Communications manager

ecolibrium/Vision: 2025

Craig Mathie

Craig Mathie

Managing director

Bournemouth 7s

Claire Drakeley

Claire Drakeley

Programme leader

University of Northampton

Professor Keith Still

Professor Keith Still

Owner

GK Still International

Robert Masterson

Robert Masterson

Managing Director

Mustard Media

Neil Laybourn

Neil Laybourn

Founder

Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma

Shaun Wallace

Shaun Wallace

Opening Keynote

The Dark Destroyer

Saima Razzaq

Saima Razzaq

Diversity and Inclusion

Birmingham Pride

Michael Gietzen

Michael Gietzen

Delivering High Profile Events

Identity

Mike Gibbons

Mike Gibbons

Live Sites and Fan Zones

IOC advisor and Formidable Productions

Jon Drape

Jon Drape

Director

Engine No.4

Ellie Ashton-Melia

Ellie Ashton-Melia

Community Lead

Isla

Jennifer Mackley

Jennifer Mackley

Licensing, Event Management Planning & Stakeholder Engagement

Mackley Projects and Events

Lucy Jones

Lucy Jones

Women in Sporting Event Management

Rugby League World Cup.

Lindsay Impett

Lindsay Impett

Women in Sporting Event Management

Freelance event consultant

Lucy Eden

Lucy Eden

Employee Wellbeing

Be In Your Element

Michelle Dite

Michelle Dite

Women in Sporting Event Management

Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis Club

Helen McCabe

Helen McCabe

Health and Safety

Harrier UK

Liz Warwick

Liz Warwick

ecolibrium sustainability panel

Lansdowne Warwick Sustainability Consultancy

Tom Kerry

Tom Kerry

Mass Participation Events

LimeLight Sports Group

Tom Naylor

Tom Naylor

Mass Participation Events

Grounded Events Company

Graham Brown

Graham Brown

ecolibrium sustainability panel

Brown Fox Comms

Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Sustainability

Shambala Festival

John Wassell

John Wassell

Creating Immersive Experiences

Walk the Plank

Rebecca Leach

Rebecca Leach

Women in Sporting Event Management

ARC Event Consultancy

Ben Whur

Ben Whur

Scenario Planning for Events and Festivals

Proud Events

Alison Williams

Alison Williams

Creativity

Head of events at L’Oréal Professional Products UK and Ireland

Piers Linney

Piers Linney

Build your business

Star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den, entrepreneur and non-executive director of British Business Bank 


Terri Hall

Terri Hall

Running an effective campsite

Operations, infrastructure and procurement manager, and deputy event director at Victorious Festival

Ian Donaldson

Ian Donaldson

Access

Access lead at Festival Republic

Iain Duncan Smith MP

Iain Duncan Smith MP

Impact of Brexit on events

Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (DWP) and chairman of the Centre for Social Justice

Jason Fox

Jason Fox

Team work, hard work and resilience

Former Royal Marine Commando and Special Forces Sergeant, Star of Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins

Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Health and safety

Group head of risk, The Goodwood Group

Tara Hobson

Tara Hobson

Generating revenue

Director, Notting Hill Carnival

Graham MacVoy

Graham MacVoy

Event operations

Director at GMC Events

Caroline Clift

Caroline Clift

Facilitator

Editor at Stand Out Magazine

Steve Heap

Steve Heap

Festival clinic

General secretary at Association of Festival Organisers

Dick Tee

Dick Tee

Technical event production

Managing director at EnTEEtainment

Ben Hardy

Ben Hardy

Increasing footfall

Managing director at Richmond Event Management (REM)