Exhibition News Supplements EN 30 Under Thirty 2017 - Page 15

30 UNDER THIRTY James King Sales director, Clarion Gaming Nomination: “James has consistently made a huge difference in the business. From the outset he looked at our events business changing not only the way we sell but also what we sell, ultimately driving revenues up by 37% in his first year and 296% over his working period with us.” In five years’ time: I will be the global commercial director at Clarion. I will be developing commercial strategies according to Clarion’s goals and objectives to accelerate growth across the business. Ultimately expanding Clarion’s global commercial activity generating greater revenues as well as contribution leading to sustainable growth throughout the business. Paige Lewin Event director – Naidex, PRYSM Group Nomination: “At just 23, Paige became the UK’s youngest event director, leading a show almost twice her age (Naidex is 43). Her enthusiasm, ideas and drive have revolutionised Naidex and she has inspired her team to become PRYSM’s fastest selling team.” In five years’ time: I can’t tell you exactly where I will be in five years’ time but what I can say is that I will be surpassing heights I can’t currently fathom. I will be well on my way to building my own empire with the foundations I have already secured and the skills I have yet to acquire. My mark will be clearly stamped on not one but many industries. Johnny Martinez Head of marketing and business development, Shocklogic Nomination: I currently manage our global sales and look after all our different marketing activities and partnerships. To do this job, I need a good understanding of the technical specifications and performance of our software and hardware. In 2014 I became one of the youngest participants to be selected for the IAPCO Annual Seminar and I understood then my immediate role as a young leader in the events industry. In five years’ time: 1. I will lead a company like Shocklogic. 2. I will become a world-renowned speaker for meetings industry events. 3. I will revolutionise attendee engagement. 4. I will become a top lobbyist and spokesperson on behalf of sustainability in the events industry. exhibitionnews.co.uk | 2017 15