The Event Freelancer Summit - November 2020
Nov 17, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Online event - details to follow

Event Schedule

Detailed session times will be published closer to the event and we are still confirming more exciting speakers so come back to this page regularly to check up on the agenda.  You will have the opportunity to submit questions to all sessions and speakers and although we may not be able to answer them all the on day, we will do our best to follow up after the event.

All times are GMT

Coffee & Networking


Welcome & Introduction

Steve Squires & Ajay Parekh, Connektd - Your Freelance Community


Keynote - One Industry One Voice 

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP

Martin Fullard, Editorial Director, Mash Media


2020 - The successes.

Craig Wilkinson, The Great British Drive In

Cheltenham Festivals, Organisers of the Cheltenham Literature Festival

The team behind a major music event - to be announced


2020 - The challenges 

Lee Dennison, Head of Business Development,  White Light Ltd

Miriam Sigler, Director, Ways & Means

Liz Madden, Director, No Nonsense Group




Who represents me as a freelancer?

Representatives of key industry associations - to be announced


Covid Planning & Resources

Matthew Tosh, Freelance Safety Advisor

Jim Winship, The Events Industry Forum


Industry lobbying and campaigning

Rick Stainton, We Create Experiences

Representatives from other industry campaigns




Life outside of events

This is your chance to get involved.  Drop us an email if you want to be one of our presenters


Freelancer Voices

This is your chance to get involved.  Drop us an email if you want to be one of our presenters


Delivering a major event during a pandemic

An example of one of the major events that has taken place over the last 6 months


Close & Wrap Up



17:30 - 18:30


Bought to you by Connektd - Your Freelance Community

Connektd is the community platform for companies and freelancers working in events, exhibitions and brand experience


"Not just saying this, but this is the best content I have had on any webinar. If I had known this was coming, I could have saved hours on pointless webinars!"

Miriam Sigler, Ways & Means

I've always said that bringing people together in the same space at the same time is one of the most effective ways to create real behaviour change and experiences that we never forget.  Great job and thanks for inviting me!

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP

To provide opportunities for people to be educated, network and engage is on the top of everyone's agenda and the Event Freelancer Summit did just that and we feel very honoured to have been involved

Cecilia Lavin, President, ILEA UK


Event Partners

Special thanks to the following organisations who have been supportive of us in the running of this event

Trapeze Media

Social Media Partner

Trapeze Media is  a creative digital marketing agency leading with social media.
Driving sales through authentic engagement.

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Mash Media

Media Partner

Mash Media is the largest and most inclusive media company in the global events industry


Technology Partner

PSA provide an exceptional level of service in every aspect of the live and corporate events and have done for over the past 25 years


Get in Touch

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