David O’Beirne, Publisher of Exhibitors Only, has a career in exhibitions and events that spans more than thirty years.
David started his career as an exhibition organiser with Cahners Exhibitions (now Reed Exhibitions) working his way from Sales Executive to Managing Director, a path that got him involved in all aspects of trade show organising.
Senior roles with EMAP Exhibitions & Events, Telegraph Events and William Reed followed his time at Cahners.
David’s experience has not only been on the organising side of exhibitions, he has been an exhibitor at trade and consumer shows in the UK and Europe and has helped organise and bring trade groups to and from events in the US and the UK.
Additionally, he has advised exhibition contracting companies on how to develop new services for organisers and exhibitors and he has organised and run many results-focused training seminars for exhibitors.
David’s most recent corporate appointment was as Media & Sponsorship Director with ExCeL London a role which involved introducing digital screen technology to the venue and expanding the range and scope of venue branding and sponsorship opportunities for organisers and exhibitors.
Charles Mills and his agency Flotilla use video, animations and rich digital content to help businesses sell more.
Charles cut his marketing teeth running communications and visitor promotion campaigns for major international trade shows in the IT and manufacturing sectors. Since then he has been marketing director at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Horticultural Society – where he helped launch the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and reshaped the visitor experience at the Chelsea Flower Show. As managing director of the digital division of the Twofour Group – the top TV production company – he was converted to the power of TV, creating video, online channels and innovative events for organisations such as Volkswagen, GSK and the Houses of Parliament.
These days, at Flotilla, Charles continues to help major brands – including Amazon, AXA and the NHS – to get their stories straight and then to transform them into beautiful, hard working films. As an Exhibitors Only associate, he draws on that rich experience to help exhibitors make the most of their participation in shows, maximising the power and cost-effectiveness for driving visitor attention and engagement.
After gaining a wealth of experience (25 years) in the B2B and B2C media publishing and event world, together with business partner Puneet Bharadwaj, Chris Hollins launched data management and research business, Buzzing Lab Solutions (BLS) in 2013. BLS now works with many of the UKs most prominent event owners, delivering high quality, bespoke databases for marketing visitor audiences and generating sales leads. In a world of dirty data, Chris and the BLS team are determined to help clients clean up their data act and achieve maximum return on their data investment.
Dan Robins has over 15 years experience as a designer working with exhibitors, event organisers and exhibition venues across the UK and Europe. From a family with strong roots in the printing industry, Dan began his career in the exhibition world in 2000 at a Birmingham based graphics company. Dan now is co-owner of a design agency, Colab Digital, which works with a wide range of clients helping deliver their brands effectively, through creative graphic design, web design and print. More information about Dan can be found on his LinkedIn profile.
Jeannette has been working in Events and Marketing for over 12 years. Spending the bulk of her career in tech and aerospace she has worked internationally ranging from the Fortune 500 to start ups.
In the course of Jeannette’s events career to date, she has exhibited at dozens of trade shows in locations that include the Americas, the UK, mainland Europe and the Far East.
She has organised many, many stands ranging from simple pop-ups to double-deckers and she has produced event strategies focused on building sales in every one of her appointments.
Jeannette is a graduate from the University of Washington. In 2014 her team was awarded the Silver MIMA (Meeting Industry Marketing Awards) Marketing Team of the Year award. She is currently based in London as the Head of Marketing and Events for a gaming company.
Beth is a freelance marketing manager and content writer helping event and technology startups and SMEs to achieve really great online marketing. With a passion for event technology and the experiences it fuels, she is always on the look out for new and exciting ways that brands can connect with visitors.