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.


Irina Barskaya
Enterprise & Marketing Director, Trinity Events

Caroline Carr
Marketing Director, C Squared

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference Division,
Mash Media

Sandra Haines
Head of Conference Logistics EMEA, PEI

Helen Horton
Awards Director, Haymarket Events, Haymarket Media Group

Carla Jones
Head of Operations, Conferences & Managed Events, Haymarket

Sabine Kilgus
Conference Manager, CRU

Laila Manji
Operations Director, Green Power Conferences

Svitlana Panova
Events Manager, C5 Communications Ltd

Fiona Paterson
Group Head of Events Operations, Incisive Media

Sarah Peden
Head of Operations, Thought Leadership and Events,
The Economist Group

Alex Pratt
Head of the Sport & Gaming Division at Electric Word PLC

Sharon Roessen

Group Marketing Director, Terrapinn

Wendy Small
Operations Manager, UBM Plc

Alison Singhal
Director, Quaynote Communications

Amie Willenberg
Events & Marketing, Director
Russell Publishing

Ben Wood
Event Marketing, Data Insight & Customer Service Director, Incisive Media


Sophie O'Keeffe, Senior Operations Manager, Economist Conferences




If you are interested in joining the panel please contact: claire@conferenceawards.co.uk.