The judging panel is made up of Operations Directors and Managing Directors of some of the most successful Conference organising companies in the UK.
Judges will not be asked to assess any submissions in categories into which their company has entered themselves.
Head of Operations, Thought Leadership and Events,
Sarah Peden is Head of Operations, Thought Leadership and Events at the Economist Group. Sarah manages the operations team's delivery of approximately 25-30 events per year, with internationally renowned speakers and sponsors, within budget and to deadline. Before joining the Economist Group in 2007, Sarah worked for BritishAmerican Business organising forum events for the international membership. Prior to that, she did a one year internship in New York City as a Conference Co-ordinator with Information Management Network.