Advisory board

international confex 2023

For the first time, International Confex has brought on the help of an advisory board to help us curate the 2021 event programme. In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever for our content to help guide the industry and our advisory board has been crucial in helping us identify the key challenges and discuss how we can help the industry navigate the current climate.

Meet the advisory board 


Jon Kelly, Managing Director, Meet & Potato

Paul Stoddart, Managing Director UK, Ireland and Benelux, CWT Meetings & Events

Lizzy Eaton, Director, Oddity Events

Stephanie Sadjak, Managing Director, Nobl Marketing

Emma Bason, Head of UK & Ireland, American Express Meetings & Events 

Liz Zutshi, Managing Director, TTA Live

Liz Taylor, CEO & Creative Director, Taylor Lynn Corporation

Sasha Frieze, Founder & MD, The Business Narrative


Kathryn JS Rider, Senior Events Manager, Grant Thornton UK

Chloe Goddard, Event Manager, Halifax

Jas Myton, Event Manager, Wowcher

Tina Moynihan, Events Producer, Guardian News & Media

Nicola Smith, Director of ITV Experiences, ITV

Matilde Piteire, EMEA Biz Educational Events Lead, Facebook

Juliet Tripp, Deputy Head of Global Events, Chemical Watch

Kate Bullard, Event Manager, Baker Mckenzie

Michelle Rees, Head of Events, Gerson Lehrman Group

Natalie Shattock, Senior Events Manager, EMEA, Morningstar


Mike Seaman, CEO, Racoon Events

Ruth Carter, CEO, Red Fox Advisory

Ed Tranter, MD, 73 Media

Alison Jackson, Managing Director, Nineteen Group

Kate Chambers, Managing Director, Clarion Gaming

Alice McGregor, Head of Marketing, Technology for Marketing and Tech week, CloserStill Media

Jessica Ansell, Marketing Director, Informa

Colin Williams, Group Marketing Director, Nineteen Group

Miriam Sigler, Director, Ways and Means

Raphael Sofoluke, Founder and CEO, The UK Black Business Show


Anna Farnell, Senior Events & Communications Manager, The Society of Manufacturers & Traders

Heather Lishman, Association Director, ABPCO 

Emma Barr, Events & Training Advisor, The Royal College of Midwives

Veronica Lake, Associate Director, The UK-ASEAN Business Council 

Zehra Chudry, Director, Business Partnering, Ltd Marketing, GSMA

Ben Agnew, CEO, Emerging Payments Association 

Caitlin Oates, Events & Marketing Officer, The Physiological Society

Emma Charles, Event Manager, British Dental Association