Introduce yourself to the EventTribe community!


(Belinda Booker) #998

Hey Vidale, great profile shot - is it a self portrait?

(Jos) #999

New website!!! i
If you need any AV help do find me on

Ask for Jos (that’s me)

All the best

(Marie-Claire Andrews) #1000

Saying hello from New Zealand :sunny: - I have more than ten years in the events industry including as a planner, entrepreneur, advisor and investor.

The highlights for me have been founding my own event tech company, ShowGizmo , which we grew to 40+ staff across five countries. I am currently the Chief Strategy Officer for EventOPS and manage the Event Tech Tribe - a consortium of global event tech suppliers.

Last year I founded the WomenInEventTech group along with Leonora Valvo and Dahlia El Gazzar, to highlight how women can dominate in the nascent event tech niche, and I was also appointed as Vice President of the Association for Women in Events.

look forward to learning heaps from you all here, and feel free to reach out if there’s anything I can do for you too!

best wishes

(Belinda Booker) #1001

Wow Marie-Claire, that’s some list of achievements! Well, we’re delighted to have you here… expect lots of techie questions coming your way!

(Belinda Booker) #1002

You can tell it’s January and people are getting back to business - look at the bumper crop of new members this week! Welcome to you all. Please get involved and become active members of this community. I look forward to chatting with you. :raising_hand_woman:

@i3lessed YoungLives|Site Coordinator
@NELBLAZING Events / Seminar|Human Resource Manager
@Amanda100 A Drury Consulting|Director
@animalsummit Digital Animal Summit|Organizer
@jjt1010 action|CEO
@Pacheco Productos Naturales de la Sabana S.A.|Coordinador
@SarahHil Integrisuite|project management
@willcurran Conferences|Endless Events|Chief Event Einstein
@EllenP Tesco plc|Event Manager
@Lastword1 PenniBlack Creative Catering|Sales & Events ,Manager
@Marie-Claire EventOPS, Event Tech Tribe|Chief Strategy Officer
@SuziG MerchantCantos|Project Manager
@ayarachmah96 Oris Pictures|Marketing Communication
@gayletrott LiveVibe|Event Manager
@omoihoro_imongan Denier cri|Event manager
@Recharge_Studio Recharge Studio|Event manager
@lydie freelancer|event manager
@Fest Leamington Peace Festival|Organiser
@Troye UBIVerse|Organizer
@dewa_setyadji Thrust Creative|Director
@Spalmer22 Mount St Mary’s College & Barlborough Hall School|Event Manager
@Vidale_C VCPhotoLike|Photographer
@ashmore11 Freelancer|Software Engineer
@Jahnae_Gumbs|Digital Marketer
@plusone Plus One|MD
@RosieDay Akkroo|Events Manager
@SalesMarketingNCG New Chinese Generation Leadership Development|SalesMarketing

(Dupsybabe) #1003

My name is Dupsy a first timer
I run my own events company and specialise in planning both corporate & social events…
My Instagram handle is @Eloquenteventsmgt

(Belinda Booker) #1004

Welcome Dupsy! What are you working on at the moment? Are you looking for help/ideas /inspiration for anything?

(Dupsybabe) #1005

I specialise in Event Planning for both Corporate & Social event. Looking to exchange ideas, network and give or gain information in my field area.

(Belinda Booker) #1006

Excellent! Feel free to start a thread or weigh in on any where your experience can help others :slight_smile:

(Jos) #1007

Running your own business is a huge undertaking, so well done!

If you need any help with lighting, sound etc, or just want to run business development things past me more then happy to help :slight_smile:

All the best


(Shweta) #1008

Hi Everyone,

I’m Shweta and I work for a not-for profit organisation in Downsview Park Toronto, called Rhema Canada Inc., that offers spacious event venue spaces for Corporate and social events. I work as a Sales and Marketing Manager for these venues at The Rhema Events Center.
I look forward to exchanging information and offering support wherever possible.

(Ryan Perez-Wilson) #1009

Hey Everyone,

I’m Ryan. Been on here for a while and not introduced myself.

I’m a PM at a production house based in Manchester. We work in the Conference, Sports and Entertainment sectors. Work along side some amazing events people, both in my own firm and our clients companies.


(Belinda Booker) #1010

Welcome Shweta. Great to have more venues on board!

(Belinda Booker) #1011

Better late than never, Ryan :wink:

What are you working on at the moment?

(Belinda Booker) #1012

Hola to our new members! Don’t be shy, come join in the conversation. Double brownie points if you help out a fellow member with a query :star2:

@AleksaD BHMS|Event Planer
@James_Loosley Cancer Research UK|Events Manager
@Rachelle Woking & Sam Beare Hospices|Events Manager
@Lisa12 H2H|Counsellor
@Osimaco89 Freelancer|Event manager
@SallyD Freelancer|C.O.O.
@Scmasia Scmasia|Manager
@Ellinor Freelance | Marketer
@Eventfulmedia Event hire|Junior Director
@Claire_Butler figma|marketing
@Worldfriend Forever fields|Organiser
@mahmoud alsourayi international company|financial consultant
@Mark_Liberman Appstairs|Developer
@ssehjpal The Rhema Events Center|Sales and Marketing Manager, The Rhema Events Center
@BENJAMINCOLEMAN Sound Engineer|Audio Technician
@Phoenix_Haven_Entert Phoenix Haven Entertainment |Account specialist
@Tatev_Khachatryan Everent
@knordenhem CareDx Marketing | Program Manager
@Denise PromoPrama | Event Manager Tutor
@Lulu_Luthfiyah College Student

(Ryan Perez-Wilson) #1013

Hey Belinda,

I’ve just come back from working on the production of 2 large Pharmaceutical conferences in Europe. (It’s been a busy month).

Now working on a Launch event that’s in 5 weeks!

(Belinda Booker) #1014

Sounds like it! Out of interest, have you worked on any FinTech industry events? I’m doing some research…

(Sally Daniels) #1015

Hi! I’m totally new to event planning so am open to any advice the tribe can give. We have just started a life and business coaching company and I am organising a series of free 2 hour Happiness Seminars. I’m currently looking for free/ affordable venues around Lincoln, Aylesbury, Bury St Edmonds and Hampshire. I’ve been considering coffee shops which are generally closed in the evening, has anyone any experience of these as venues? We’re only expecting small groups. I’m looking forward to learning from the tribe and also sharing where I can. Sally

(Belinda Booker) #1016

Hi Sally, what a great idea. Will you be ticketing the events so you have an idea of numbers? I expect coffee shop owners would be willing to work with you if you could ensure a reasonable amount of people - but don’t forget there will always be quite a high no-show rate with free events. You could charge a small ticket price to include a hot drink and that way it’s more likely those people will turn up.

(Sally Daniels) #1017

I like the idea of a small charge to include a drink. I’m looking at village halls rather than coffee shops at the moment. I think this might be an easier option for a first time event organiser working to a tight deadline. I’m looking at ticketing via Eventbrite :blush: