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Andrea is Regional PR and Event Manager, CEEMEA, Lego Group. On completing her studies, Andrea joined Euro RSCG/Havas, at the international communication agency’s Prague offices, in the Czech Republic. Within a few years, she progressed to the role of heading the agency’s Corporate Communications unit. After almost a decade working in advertising, she joined a newly formed team within the Czech Football Association, and worked as managing director of the Czech FA’s business unit, established to support and promote Czech youth football. During this time, she graduated in Football Management at the University of Lausanne, a special programme developed by UEFA. Andrea currently works at The LEGO Group and is in charge of setting PR & Event strategies in Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEEMEA).
Diana is EMEA Events Marketing Manager at Dell EMC. In her role she oversees all aspects of strategic and operational planning for international events in the EMEA region, predicts future trends and needs and helps to accelerate the sales pipeline.
Equipped with 17 years of experience in the highly dynamic IT Industry, she combines analytical thinking processes with creative horsepower that she leveraged from exploring different functions like Business Intelligence, Field Marketing, Business Development, Marketing Communications and Events. Diana is a marketing all-rounder experienced in team and agency leadership with a passion to always find the most efficient, result-oriented solution. During the historic Dell EMC merger in 2016, she was an integral part of the events integration.
She is social media certified and member of the United Networks of International Corporate Events Organizers.
Emma is Vice President Global Travel Safety & Security Program Co-Ordinator, Global Corporate Security - Security Operations & Analysis Command Center (SOACC) Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
She has worked in the Corporate Travel Sector for over 15 years and has been the Global Travel Safety & Security Co-ordinator at Bank of America Merrill Lynch for over 5 year. BAML have a truly global travel footprint with travel to over 120 different countries annually form low risk to extreme risk and everything in between.
Emma supports all travellers pre trip during travel and post trip and make sure that the travelers are well informed and have the resources and support that they need to do business in all locations, be it a medical, security emergency or a lost passport.
Over the last 15 years the travel industry has seen the risk foot print change and more travel going to higher risk locations and having to deal with more and more crisis management events from 7/7 bombings in London, the Boston marathon and natural disasters to name a few this is why she feels that Travel Risk Management is an area that needs more focus from corporate’s big and small including events which are often forgotten.
KimMarie is Managing Director of Events and Recognition, ASEA. Over the last decade, she has planned events all over the world. Whether it’s a small corporate gathering, a large incentive trip for hundreds of people, or a convention for thousands, she brings each event together with precision.
Kim began her events career after a successful stretch in interior design and quickly rose to the top of her profession, earning her CMP within mere months of meeting the workplace experience requirement. In the meantime, she built ASEA’s events department from the ground up.
Collaborating with sales and marketing executives, Kim now creates ASEA’s global events strategy, overseeing all aspects of planning, including site inspections, contract negotiations, vendor sourcing, and risk management and manages multimillion-dollar budgets—all with attention to the details that make each event exceed participants’ expectations while making them feel extraordinary and appreciated.
Kim also chairs ASEA’s charitable giving initiative, the Advancing Life Foundation.
Victoria is Global Travel and Meeting Services, Assistant Manager at The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. Beginning her career at STAMP Event Management, she worked on high profile events for amfAR, GLAAD, and the Tony Awards. She joined the Global Travel & Meetings Services team at The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) in 2012. Since then, she has evolved their SMMP by driving an 18% YOY increase in meetings registered since 2013, and negotiating $2.1 million in first rate savings in 2016. Victoria leads ELC’s implementation of SMMP across APAC, EMEA, and LATAM while continuing to mature NORAM. Her efforts have been recognized as a recipient of Cvent’s “Savvy Sourcing” Planner Award (2015, 2016), PCMA’s 20 in their Twenties (2016), and Connect Corporate’s 40 Under 40 (2016). She has donated her time by serving on alpha Kappa Delta Phi’s National Board as the Officer of Internal Affairs (2014-16), and is currently the Director of Programming for PCMA Greater New York Chapter.
Stephenie is Senior Event Manager at Fidelity International. Her career started as a Project Manager in a full service event agency where she was responsible for international clients in the pharma and automobile industries. Today she is in charge of external and internal corporate events at Fidelity International in Germany and together with her team manages more than 100 events annually.
Stephenie studied Political Science and Economics at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and is currently studying for her Master of Science in International Event Management with the University of Brighton, UK. She attained her CMP designation in 2015.
Fiona is former Group Head of Event Operations at Incisive Media & Event Management Consultant. With a career spanning over two decades, Fiona Paterson has held a number of senior level event management roles. Fiona has gained a successful track record for managing global operations in the B2B events market. Following roles with IIR and Hewlett-Packard, Fiona spent 14 years with Incisive Media as its Group Head of Event Operations where she successfully managed the centralisation of its event operations, leading a team of 25 running 400 events globally. With her career achievements having been recognised through several awards and invitations to speak and judge at a number of industry events, Fiona is now working as an industry consultant.
Jennifer is Director, Meeting Planning at M·A·C Artist Training & Development. Before she even thought about entering the world of makeup and meeting planning, she was a professional ballet dancer. After hanging up her pointe shoes she started working for the Estee Lauder Companies and just celebrated 23 years. Through her time in the company she has worked for brands such as Clinique, Origins, Corporate Sales and Human Resources before finding a home with MAC Cosmetics. It’s at MAC where she found my passion for Meeting Planning and she has been with the brand for 12 years. In her current role she's the Director, Meeting Planning where she oversees 3-5 meetings per year and am involved with all aspects of meeting planning from sourcing and negotiating contracts to production management for meetings ranging from 100ppl – 800ppl. Working at MAC allows her to be creative and use so many skills from her previous life as a dancer. Building strong relationships and partnerships internally and externally to support meetings is truly so important to her and when onsite at a meeting she looks at it as a performance with rehearsals and the final show.
Patrick is Global Category Manager Meetings & Events with Takeda Pharmaceuticals. Reporting in Global Procurement he is responsible for strategic sourcing of congresses, meetings and events for Takeda globally and hence building a strategic meetings management program for Takeda, based in 60 countries with 30'000 employees. Patrick has a vast knowledge and experience of the airline industry, corporate travel management and has led numerous global RFPs and implemented improvements in all subcategories of travel. He's a big supporter of straight forward, pragmatic approaches and is obsessed by efficiency! No wonder since he holds a Master in IT, a degree in Business Administration and Diplomas in Marketing and recently Change Management.
Kate is Travel and Event Manager, Petrofac. Coming from an administration background, Kate has grown into her present role in Travel & Event Management by building up a comprehensive travel programme for the Business Units of the Petrofac Group. Managing a multimillion pound spend with a global footprint covering; Agency, Hotels, Airlines, Ground Transportation plus Meeting and Events Contracting. Kate is skilled in delivering smart solutions for the Business and driving key stakeholder engagement within the Group to achieve savings and control over spend for Petrofac.
Award won in November 2013 for a rapid evacuation of staff after an international terrorist incident the same year.
Cathy is Director of Global Travel and Expense Management Services for ITW. In this capacity, she is responsible for management of customer satisfaction, procurement, vendor relationships, and all service delivery governing ITW’s global travel programs, corporate card programs, and electronic expense solution. Cathy’s team is focused on uncovering new opportunities to drive efficiencies, satisfaction and savings through our travel and entertainment (T&E) solutions.
Cathy joined ITW in 2006 and has held a range of management positions within the travel industry over the past 25 years. Previous to her current role, she was Director of Account Management for TQ3 Navigant, and President of Heritage Travel.