Richard Erschik (ER-shik) is a tradeshow veteran that began his career as an exhibitor in the machine tool industry in 1978. He later founded a very successful tradeshow marketing services organization in 1984 and managed his for more than two decades before he sold the company to one of its customers. Today Richard is a.. read more →

Steve has taken his own businesses from start up to stock market flotation. He grew his last business to £30m in annual sales in just 8 years, sold out and retired at 45. He walks his talk. Everything he shares is from practical first hand experience – not hollow theory. He has been privileged to.. read more →

Rachel Stephan, president of sensov/ event marketing, a boutique-agency specializing in event marketing, channels nearly 20 years of creative advertising experience, social media, web and mobile technology to create, brand and promote engaging, successful event marketing campaigns for national and international conferences. Rachel has positioned herself as a leading voice in the fields of event.. read more →

Elisabeth Hansa, owner of ELISABETH HANSA, Support & Strategy On Demand is an accomplished managing director specialising in marketing and business development of global meeting industry sales with 30 years of experience impacting major convention corporations through orchestration of sales and acquisitions, public relations, and high-quality convention and event management. She has extensive experience as.. read more →

Sorcha is an artist turned producer with over 20 years experience in the corporate and live events market. She understands exactly what live performance can bring to an event and how it enhances the guest’s experience to create a lasting impression. Originally drawn to the world of circus by a fascination with fire and movement,.. read more →

Irina Trofimovskaya started her event management blog The MICE Blog in 2011 after working in the events, hospitality and tourism sectors. She successfully gained international work experience from working, among others at the London Olympics Hospitality team with Jet Set Sports and as event coordinator at IBM. In 2014 Irina founded #EventPlannersTalk, a weekly Twitter chat.. read more →

Mar Dixon, creator of many projects such as Open Community Lab and MuseumCamp, has fingers in many pies including culture, digital, publishing, wearables and tech sectors. She is driving force behind the acclaimed and world trending campaigns including #52Museums #MuseumSelfie, #AskACurator, #MuseumWeek, #LoveTheatreDay. Mar speaks at many international conferences in additional to running workshops from.. read more →

Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA is the President of Executive Oasis International a Toronto based consulting firm that helps companies succeed even in the midst of turbulence. Executive Oasis International specializes in the facilitation of executive retreats, business team building, and meetings. Anne has worked with clients from 18 countries including Canada, Jamaica, Barbados, United Arab Emirates.. read more →

Award winning certified meeting and special events professional, author, international professional speaker, educator and mentor. For the past 30 years has earned many accolades managing events for corporations, international associations, social clients and not-for-profit agencies. She is the Founder of MS Productions Inc. an international full service event, wedding and destination management company with offices.. read more →

As Managing Director for the NYCWFF, John is responsible for the strategic development, day-to-day operations and revenue goals for the festival with all net proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry and Food Bank For New York City.  Prior to this, John recruited and led an events team at Gilt City in planning and executing an overall.. read more →