Summit Sessions

This Event Freelancer Summit will consist of a series of pre-recorded sessions, which will be made available via the Connektd website and across social media.  Watch this space for more details

Keynote - One Industry One Voice 

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP

Martin Fullard, Editorial Director, Mash Media

2020 - The successes.

Craig Wilkinson, Founder, The Great British Drive In

Helena Bibby, General Manager, Cheltenham Festivals

2020 - The challenges 

Lee Dennison, Head of Business Development,  White Light Ltd

Miriam Sigler, Director, Ways & Means

Liz Madden, Director, NoNonsense Group

Kevin Tilley, ProStage Europe

Who represents me as a freelancer?

Representatives of key industry associations - to be announced

Virtual Events - The Top 10 things you need to know

Dawn Dennis - Tutor, Virtual Event Institute and Freelance Virtual & Live Event Producer

Covid Planning & Resources

Matthew Tosh, Freelance Safety Advisor & Presenter

Mark Bannister, Production Director, Founder - Covid Planning Group

Jim Winship, Secretary, The Events Industry Forum

Industry lobbying and campaigning

Rick Stainton, Group Executive Director, Smyle & Campaign Lead, One Industry One Voice

Finding positivity in adversity

Kitty Newman, Director, Trapeze Media

Klaudia Mitura, Learning & Development Specialist

Turning positivity into action - Life outside of events

Christopher Milnes, Freelance Technical Director

Lucy Eden, Freelance Events & Logistics Manager

Tim Joliffe, Freelance Project Manager

Sim Gondalia, Venue & Event Sales Manager


Simon Hughes

Chair, Business Visits & Events Partnership (BVEP)

Helena Bibby

General Manager, Cheltenham Festivals Ltd

Sim Gondalia

Venue & Event Sales.

Owner, The Gondalia Table

Christopher Milnes

Freelance Technical Director

Miriam Sigler

Director, Ways & Means Events

Klaudia Mitura

Learning & Development Professional,

Co-host - The &Happiness podcast

Martin Fullard

Editorial Director, Mash Media

Mark Bannister

Head of Production, 

Founder, Covid Planning Group

Dawn Dennis

Live & Virtual Events Producer,

Tutor, Virtual Events Institute

Lucy Eden

Freelance Events & Logistics Manager,

Owner, Somewhere over the rainbow macrame

Rick Stainton

Founder & Group Exec Director, Smyle

Campaign Lead, One Industry, One Voice

Liz Madden

Director, NoNonsense Group 

Craig Wilkinson

Founder & Director, The Great British Drive In

Tim Joliffe

Freelance Project Manager

Owner, Baker Tim

Lee Dennison

Head of New Business, White Light

Jim Winship

Secretary, Events Industry Forum


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"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


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