Exhibition News Supplements EN 30 Under Thirty 2017 - Page 10

30 UNDER THIRTY Tommy Fisher Senior marketing executive, Clarion Events Nomination: “Tommy started off 2016 successfully applying for the marketing executive role on DSEI. The marketing manager at the time then left Clarion Events for pastures new in Tommy’s first few weeks and he was required to hold the fort for six months. He was rewarded for his endeavours with a promotion to senior marketing executive in January 2017, a role he has relished since attaining. Tommy has also excelled on his day-to-day work on DSEI and has shown himself to be motivated by teamwork rather than personal gain.” In five years’ time: I will be developing the next generation of events professionals. (Though it may be showing them how not to do it!) Laura Giddings 10 Event executive – New Scientist Live, New Scientist Nomination: It was amazing to be part of the event launch team at one of the most recognisable science titles in the world. My biggest accolade for the 2016 event was landing Shell. After their initial reluctance I ended up at one of their large public events, in the rain, waiting to speak to the chairman of the company. After managing to speak to him for a few moments regarding New Scientist Live we exchanged details. Six weeks after that they booked onto one of the largest stands at the show. In five years’ time: I hope to be heading up a New Scientist Live in another country. We are a global brand with interest and following from the public all other the world. I also want to be able to highlight to young women in the exhibition industry that it’s not a man’s game and all it takes is determination to achieve, confidence to stand up and thick skin to endure to make it. Chris Hall Event director, Upper Street Events Nomination: I have been promoted three times in three years, moving from sales manager to event director, as well as starting a new cross company role as Exhibitor Insight director. While event director of New Designers the combined team effort resulted in going £52,201.49 over target in 2016 (having been under in 2015). In five years’ time: I will be achieving targets, hitting overage, making opportunities, staying ahead in the industry, bringing exhibitors and visitors together, seeking growth potential, maximising sponsorships, brining in new visitors, retaining existing exhibitors and, of course, having fun! 2017 | exhibitionnews.co.uk