Adam is a passionate technologist with over 20 years of experience in innovating and applying technology to business models in media, events and online communities. He has launched numerous events and media products and started several media businesses.
In 2011 he ran his first virtual event pioneering the use of webinars and online content delivery to support live events and deliver digital/virtual events.
He now works with mid-sized media and event businesses sharing his knowledge in digital transformation. He has developed the Digital Health Check and Digital Accelerator programmes to apply the latest digital technologies to innovate business models through digital transformation, product design and drive down costs through service automation and technology rationalisation.
Liz’s endless curiosity, desire for learning, and passion for building relationships infuse her responsibilities as the Executive Vice President- Head of Marketing, Technology and Customer Experience for Clarion Events. With over 20 years of experience in the events industry, she is focused on delivering results by creating brand strategies and providing innovative approaches that meet her customers’ needs.In her current role, Liz oversees the strategic direction and integration of the marketing and technology functions across North America. These are led by insight, marketing effectiveness, digital and virtual platform development and innovation. In addition, she is responsible for virtual product strategy development where she partners with Clarion’s portfolio directors to identify growth opportunities to enhance our existing events and develop new digital offerings. She constantly has her eye on the customer experience and how to continuously evolve what our events offer to increase the value we provide face-to-face and digitally.
Anna Knight is VP of the Licensing business within Informa Markets. She has over 16 years of experience working within both start-up and established events-led organisations (Centaur, UBM, Informa). She transitioned from managing marketing teams in exhibitions and conferences to running multi-million pound event and media portfolios. Currently leading a global team based in London, Santa Monica and New York working within the brand licensing industry. Anna has profound experience in launches, high-growth events and turnaround projects within EMEA, North America & Asia.
Sophie is an experienced event professional, having worked with a number of respected organisers specialising in launch events. Over her career, she has launched 11 trade and enthusiast events in sectors as diverse as healthcare management, AI and gaming.
Sophie has first-hand experience in the power of customer insight to shape event strategies that deliver sustainable growth. She is passionate about the role of customer experience in the future of face-to-face marketing.
She leads the operational teams at Explori and regularly authors white papers and shares insight with the industry at conferences around the world, including the Global Visitor and Exhibitor Insights Reports for UFI and SISO.
Prior to joining the exhibitions industry, Sophie worked in corporate events, with a number of well-known brands including Avon Cosmetics and Toyota.
Away from work, Sophie is an avid traveller, having ticked off many “off the beaten track” destinations including Djibouti, Turkmenistan and El Salvador. Before being grounded by the pandemic she hit country number 51 - the secretive Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
Robert is a strategic advisor with over 20 years’ experience of working globally at Board level with major brands across multiple industries. His area of expertise is in helping businesses create sustainable growth by focusing on strategic transformation – combining the ability to develop long-term strategies with the more practical actions required to deliver change.
He has led over 40 major programs of work across multiple industries including TMT, Financial Services, Retail, Utilities, B2B, Logistics, Real Estate, Utilities and Events.
He is responsible for the development of internationally recognized thought leadership in the discipline of customer-led change that has been proven across a multitude of successful strategy, innovation and transformation programs. He has spoken at numerous conferences, business events and universities, and have been quoted across multiple publications on this topic.