Exhibition News Supplements EN 30 Under Thirty 2017 - Page 17

30 UNDER THIRTY Paddy McConway PR and communications manager, GES Nomination: “Paddy has done a sterling job liaising with journalists and editors, industry associations and key influencers across the exhibition, live event and marketing media. He is a proud ambassador for the company at corporate events, and has flourished in his current remit as a brand champion in the industry for GES EMEA.” In five years’ time: I will be PR and communications director at GES, with a team of young and hungry GES ambassadors at my mercy, to spread the good word about engaging events and the power of face-to-face marketing. Tom Meek Senior sales executive, Fresh Montgomery Nomination: “In a relatively short space of time, Tom has made a huge impact on the team he works with. His positive attitude is infectious and has helped to keep the team motivated even during tough times. He is one of the less experienced members of the sales team yet is consistently one of our highest performers in terms of achieving targets and KPIs.” In five years’ time: I will be running a successful sales team working on an exhibition that I have co-launched with Fresh Montgomery. I will be in the industry’s top 100 and recognised as an industry leading expert in my field. Louis Moorcroft Client solutionist, Freeman Nomination: “Louis is an incredible asset to Freeman and to our industry. He works across an impressive portfolio of events valued at £4.3m. Not one to ever say no to a new opportunity, Louis has worked on events in the US, where he worked on the Offshore Technology Conference - one of Freeman’s largest events.” In five years’ time: I see myself continuing to work for Freeman, and progressing into a client solutionist strategy director role. I aspire to manage my own team, and be responsible for a portfolio of shows. Gemma Piggott B2B marketing manager, the NEC Nomination: “Gemma’s a sparkling success for the NEC and the exhibitions industry. Her creativity and energy has seen her come up with and deliver some great campaigns over the last 18 months She has embraced our industry with wide open arms, a wide open mind and a rapid insight.” In five years’ time: I want to continue to develop, to explore the possibilities of disruptive marketing and to build the NEC brand and my own career. In five years I want us, and me, to be at the forefront not just of UK exhibitions, but world leaders as our sector evolves into a bigger, better future. exhibitionnews.co.uk | 2017 17