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Keynote - One Industry One Voice 

Simon Hughes, Chair, BVEP

Martin Fullard, Editorial Director, Mash Media

An opportunity to hear the latest from two key figures on the state of the industry and and an insight into what the future may hold. An overview of how the industry has come together under One Industry One Voice

Simon Hughes, Chair of BVEP

Since May 2012 Simon has run a business consultancy specialising in providing strategic services to the events sector. Previously he spent 10 years as Director of Live Events at COI, where he worked on a number of high profile events for a diverse range of government departments and agencies.

He has worked in creative industry management and production roles for over 30 years.  He is passionate about getting the end-to-end production process right for live events. He believes that bringing people together to share ideas, learning and experience remains one of the most powerful communication tools available today.  Widely recognised by the industry over the years for his varied contribution, he serves on the board of Evcom and is chair of the Business Visits and Events


Martin Fullard, Editorial Director, Mash Media

Award-winning, experienced web and print editor and video presenter across news, sport, business events, technology, lifestyle and automotive sectors, with demonstrable experience of high-profile website building and management, including social media.
Currently Editor, Video Presenter & Producer at Conference News, Mash TV and Conference & Meetings World - part of the Mash Media Group.
Winner: Brand Ambassador of the Year, Mash Media, 2019
Winner: Best Use of Digital for Meetings & Events, Business Travel Journalism Awards 2018
Winner: Supplement of the Year, Business Travel Journalism Awards 2017
Winner: Best Contribution to a Product (Conference News), Mash Media AGM, May 2017
Winner: Best Digital Product (Euro 2016 website and video series), Gulf News Editorial Awards, July 2016

Partnership (BVEP).