Judging Panel

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.


Wendy Small
Operations Manager, UBM Plc

Wendy Small (née Lane) has thirteen years of experience in the events industry, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in both event logistics and customer service. Wendy is currently Operations Manager at UBM where she has worked for over 11 years in both the exhibition and conference divisions. Wendy heads up the conference operations for UK and Europe as well as managing the logistics for UBM Live’s seminars. Her strengths lie in venue selection, negotiation, contract management and supplier management. Wendy is also is responsible for mentoring and training the conference operations teams in their global offices. Wendy’s team won Best Operations Team at the Conference Awards in 2011.


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