Rob Stead joins judging panel for Conference Awards
Sense Media Group’s co-founder and Managing Director, Robert Stead, has joined the judging panel for the Conference Awards 2018.
Celebrating its 9th anniversary, these awards represent the pinnacle of professional achievement for event professionals.
Conference Awards organisers Claire Wormsley and Rory Ross Russell welcomed Rob to the panel, highlighting his international business as one to watch: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to the Conference Awards judging panel with his industry experience and insight. The panel reads like a “who’s who” of the industry and is made up of industry leaders from all types of event companies – large and small, established and new, reflecting the industry it serves.”
With world-leading entries, and a high calibre judging panel spanning the international conference industry, Rob was delighted to receive the invitation to support the 2018 edition: “I was really impressed by the Awards last year, the scale and profile of the event is really impressive and I met a lot of great people.”
Speaking of the Conference Awards organisers, he praised the team behind the event. “Claire and Rory’s contribution to the events industry via their events and training is well documented, and it’s an honour for me to be a part of the Conference Awards given Sense Media is only two years old. Clearly we have made the right kind of impact.”
Rob’s place on the Conference Awards judging panel will add another source of valuable experience as a conference industry leader, as Sense Media Group continues to expand apace.
“Spending time with other event professionals and of course looking over the best of what our industry has to offer provides an exciting opportunity to make sure we are also doing the best we possibly can.
“Having run our own AutoSens Awards for the first time this year, I’m excited to be on the judging panel for this year’s Conference Awards and get an insight into the inner workings of the events industry’s leading awards programme.”
Rob’s own industry expertise has developed for nearly 15 years, having worked for PIRA International, IntertechPIRA and The Smithers Group as Head of Events for Europe, managing a portfolio of 20 conferences. After leaving in 2015 to establish his own company, Sense Media Events has launched three event brands, run events in four countries and has grown to a team of 8 full time staff.
Nominations to enter the Conference Awards categories are open, closing on 21 February 2018.