Knowledge-Centre

  • Online conference – an exciting addition to our IBTM events calendar. We’re putting on a wide selection of interactive webinars to attend, focusing on delivering you the great insights you need to grow in the events industry and to ensure you thrive now and in the future.

    Register to attend any of our upcoming events by clicking on the links below.

  • Ian Leat

    Ian joined Marriott Hotels International in 2009 as Head of UK Agency Sales, before transitioning into Global Sales where he currently oversees the organization for Western Europe. Having originally qualified as a barrister, he has over 20 years’ experience in the Hotel and Meetings industry both in the UK and internationally - holding various Sales and Marketing leadership roles.

    Hilary Patterson

    With over 20 years in the MICE Industry, Hilary has been Global Account Director with Wyndham Hotels & Resorts since 2015, having transitioned over from Dolce Hotels & Resorts when Wyndham acquired the group that year. A highly effective global sales leader with proven expertise in the MICE market, Hilary now manages a team and a portfolio of over 9,000 properties in 90 countries across 20 different brands.

    Carey Duckworth

  • Past Speakers

     

  • Christina Erazo

    As the owner of Salt Social Media, Christina and her team have helped hundreds of businesses of all sizes over the last 7 years get online and grow their businesses. Christina has worked as a consultant for companies like Yamaha and is currently a social media trainer with Cerritos College in California.

    Navid Moazzez

    Navid Moazzez is an award-winning high-performance business coach, lifestyle entrepreneur and virtual summit strategist. Hailed as the “Leading Virtual Summit Expert” by The Huffington Post and Entrepreneur.com, he’s well placed to help businesses transition into the virtual space.

    Steff Berger

    Steff Berger has over 18 years experience in the MICE Industry. In her current role as conference consultant, crisis manager and event manager, her focus is always on people. Helping people find viable solutions is a challenge she gladly accepts.

  • James Hitchen

    James is a member of the International Stress Management Association and the Federation of Drug and Alcohol practitioners. He runs his own wellbeing and coaching consultancy – I Am James…..Wellbeing & Recovery and he has been an #eventprof for the best part of 20 years and is the General Manager of the Event Marketing Association.

    James works with individuals and organisations on stress prevention and improving their wellbeing, he supports those who want to recover from addiction & eating disorders and he speaks in public sharing his own story to inspire others.

    Laura Capell-Abra

    Founder of creative-industry coaching company, No More Ifs Or Buts and workplace wellbeing company, Stress Matters, Laura Capell-Abra has worked in the marketing events industry for 17 years, having run businesses for the last 7 years.

    Using a mixture of personal stories, extracts from client experiences and industry insights, Laura inspires her audiences to build their emotional intelligence and their self-awareness using her own experience of burn out as a relatable lesson for others to learn from.

    Helen Moon

    Helen Moon is a CIM qualified Marketing & Communications Manager with an eclectic mix of experience in the events industry that spans 20 years and includes event production, venue operations, proactive sales and digital marketing.

    Helen understands first-hand the busy role of an event professional and the impact this can have on our mental health, founding EventWell Ltd, and Event Wellbeing Week in 2017.

    As a mental health influencer she has spoken regularly at IBTM World on the subject of self-care and the importance of building resilience as event professionals.

  • Gary Bradt

    Gary Bradt is a clinical psychologist, business owner, author and keynote speaker. He specialises in teaching companies practical skills to help them change faster and better using positive psychology.

    Gary got his start as a leadership speaker on change when Dr. Spencer Johnson chose him to be the leading speaker worldwide for Johnson's phenomenal best seller 'Who Moved My Cheese?'.

    Four years and over one hundred presentations later, Gary realised the fundamental question was not whether to change, but how. For the two decades since, he has dedicated his career to helping people answer that question.

    Dahlia El Gazzar

    With more than a decade of experience in the meetings and events sector, Dahlia is known as the coffee-fuelled ‘go-to’ source for trend-setting solutions, eventtech news, and social media expertise for virtual events. She is an Evernote aficionado, speaks globally on meetings and events technology, new-and-upcoming technology solutions and platforms. Her mission is to empower event professionals with practical intel on everything tech related and educate them on the emerging digital innovation opportunities to elevate their events and audience engagement.

    Stefania Conti-Vecchi

    Founder and CEO of EVENTagist and mastermind of the eventprofs.education portal, Stefania organizes meetings using the most innovative strategies and solutions to help get the most out of any event. Her expertise ranges from meeting design, hybrid and virtual events, marketing and social media to all the innovations and tech-tools that can facilitate the life of a meeting professional and effectively engage participants.

  • Mariska Kesteloo

    With more than 18 years working experience in tourism and the MICE sector, Mariska is an entrepreneur, public speaker and Past-President of MPI and an authority in the industry. Mariska founded her company, Word of MICE, in 2017 to connect the MICE industry with the right influencer, to tell and spread the story of the suppliers in an authentic, creative and professional way.