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Meet the team

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Dr Liam Fox

Event Chair
MP and Former Secretary of State for International Trade and Secretary of State for Defence.

Paul Dunne

Co-Founder & Director
Former Managing Director of the Mobile World Congress and BETT. 30 years in the events industry.

James Ashwood

Co-Founder & Director
Former Founder of Festival of Enterprise, former Event Director of BVE and PLASA. 25 years in the media and
events industries. 

Tim Mann

Content Director
Former Project lead of Net Zero Festival, Former Managing Director of Solar Media and Worldwide Business Media. 23 years in the events industry.


Alec Walton

CFO & Northern Director
Founder of Green Jumper charity and 10 years as chartered management accountant. 22 years in finance and 8 years in sustainability.


David Stephenson

Commercial Director
Former VP at Deutsche Bank and Investment banker at Merrill Lynch. 10 years in banking and 4 years in events.


Ollie Breed

Commercial Director
Former Commercial Director at Reuters Events, and Senior BDM at Terrapinn. 8 years in the events industry.


James Wight

Marketing Director


Emily Johnson

Marketing Manager
Former Marketing Manager at TEMBO and Marketing Executive at IMG, Reed Exhibitions, and Mash Media. 10+ years in the events industry.


Alistair Drennan

Content Director
Former conference manager at PEI Media and Terrapinn. 5+ years in the events industry.


Shannon Hoey

Event Sales Executive
Law graduate.


Agaba Banya

Marketing Assistant


Maxine Smith

Operations Director


Liam McGowan

Sales Assitant


Amir Sadeghi

Content Assistant