Samme Allen (Chairman of Our Organisational Awards)
Samme Allen is a multi-award winning in-demand professional MC, facilitator, and moderator working with a range of audiences and sectors internationally.
With vast experience within the meetings and events sector, she works with corporate clients such as pharmaceutical companies, to medical associations, societies, and trade shows, Samme works on a diverse range of events around the world supporting her clients with audience engagement and event ROI.
Proud to be head judge for a second year, Samme champions best practice and customer service across the industry and has supported CHS with the development of the 2019 awards process.
I have been in the industry for over 7 years and have worked in a number of different event management agencies and also in-house for a law firm. I have been a judge for the awards before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and the opportunities that were made available.
Event and Sales Coordinator - Head of Venue Finding
I joined AGM Event and Travel Solutions in October 2018 after completing a Business and Events Management Degree. I am now responsible for the Venue Finding for AGM Events, making sure our clients are placed into the best-suited venues!
More than 10 years’ experience in the events industry, holding a variety of positions including Sales, Relationship Management and Account Management.
Currently part of the Gray Dawes Events sales team working with existing and new customers to secure growth in meetings and events.
Allan leads on all venue and event operations at the established ICC in Birmingham city centre and the Vox, the Group’s newest venue, located within Resorts World Birmingham. Facilitating the business’ ambitious growth strategy, his innovative focus continues to push the boundaries of event delivery.
Passionate, challenging, expecting high standards, a nice person and a gentleman. My background is not events, Vanessa Carter is that guru, but I look at events to push boundaries, expectations the norm, otherwise we stand still and get left behind. I focus on new approach, profit, quality, service and a fairness to all as a result of this.
Steve is the Director and Founder of Hippo Events, an independent agency based in Surrey. Placing great emphasis on a proactive approach to working, the answers always “yes” as he values the importance of honesty and use of initiative. He takes great pride in establishing strong relationships with all Hippo’s clients and suppliers.
I launched my own venue sales and marketing consultancy business in 2014 with over 25 years of experience in the travel, tourism, hospitality and events industry and now offer venue introductions and event management services in addition to my growing network of event professionals network with requirements for the UK and Europe.
After 8 years of doing events around the world as part of my job I set up Eventism to do the thing I loved 100% of the time. Every event I do is designed & delivered with sustainability at its heart ensuring we protect the environment & create a positive impact on the world in which we live.
I am the business owner of Orchestrate Events which I set up in April 2017. My background as a stage manager in the Theatre has given me the skill set, knowledge and contacts to work in the Events industry. I spent a short time running a conference department booking and coordinating meetings in conferences rooms to large conferences in theatres.
Amy Cowan has been managing events for nearly 20 years, Amy specialises in pharma and scientific events but can (and does) turn her hand to anything. Having worked venue side and for FTSE250 corporates Amy has a 360° view of how an event is run.