Dr. Zelana Montminy (aka Dr. Z) is a Los Angeles-based behavioral scientist and a prominent figure in Positive Psychology and one of Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change. Dr. Z is a renowned speaker, a go-to media authority and consultant to executives, corporations and universities worldwide and the author of the bestselling 21 Days to Resilience.
Lee Papa is an internationally recognized Mindfulness & Meditation Speaker, Trainer, Coach and Author who specializes in the Events industry.
Max Fellows, industry consultant and co-founder of the Virtual Events Directory has over the last decade has constructed an extensive global client and peer network through his passion for people and knowledge sharing. He has had an opportunity to extend his reach through the creation of Elevate and frequent large-scale speaking engagements across many broad and niche industry events.
I am an experienced & diverse individual with a demonstrated history of working in the exhibition industry as a Rebook Master and Sales Trainer for exhibition sales teams globally. I am passionate about exhibition sales, sales training, rebook and connecting with people both face to face & virtually. My other skills include event management, team building, positive influence, motivation and management.
My former career as a professional performer in West End musicals has given me transferable skills as a dance, singing and acting coach, fitness instructor, workshop co-ordinator, Director, choreographer and improvisational role play specialist.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance & Theatre Performance from Bird College of Performing Arts (affiliated by the University of Greenwich) and a Level 2 Fitness Instructor qualification. I am also an ambassador and instructor for Dame Darcey Bussell's 'Diverse Dance Mix' fitness workout.
Co-founder of Diversity Ally, the leading education and consultancy service supporting the global Events/MICE and Hospitality industry to become truly diverse and inclusive through training, workshops and events.
- Operations and management of Diversity Ally, overseeing the assessment and Mark of approval process and organisation of client assessments
- Delivering workshops and training to organisations, specialising in Anti-Racism & Allyship
- Producer Diversity Ally Round Table events and The Diversity in Events Awards" 2021
- Diversity Committee liaison manager
- Guest speaker on panels, webinars and at events
Fast Forward 15 Ambassador. A new initiative to engage, support and encourage ethnic minority women in the events, travel and hospitality sector to apply for a place in the FF15 programme either as mentee or mentor.
Diversity Committee Member for the Event Management Apprenticeship Programme/ DEI aboard member EventWell /Former Fast Forward 15 Mentee/Qualified 250 Hr Yoga Teacher
I'm a highly experienced Event, PR, Marketing, Communication and Brand Experience specialist. Founder of Story Maker Events Ltd.
I am an imaginative events and communications professional specialising in Corporate, Virtual, International, Brand Experience and Live Broadcast Events.
Solid experience in designing and delivering internal and external communication strategy. Leading PR and press offices, social media campaigns, managing talent and influencers, change programmes and brand experience engagement for both B2C and B2B audiences.
A highly skilled marketeer, with experience building and delivering campaigns for both B2B and B2C. Most recently project managing international trade marketing campaigns for high profile media companies.
I'm a successful leader, guiding, coaching and developing high performing award winning teams of events, PR, marketing and communications experts. I am a huge advocate for personal development, with a real passion for inspiring, leading and motivating young talent. This passion is being put to good use as a Mentor for the Fast Forward 15 Women in Events and Hospitality Programme.
I have a proven background in business operations, managing large budgets, P&L's and strategically driving sales and business development opportunities.
Narmeen is a Freelance Event Professional with 10 years’ experience in live and virtual event production & management, the host of Desert Island Events podcast.
Her latest ventures have been as the host of Desert Island Events podcast and founding the Hospo Book Club, a community working on personal development through curated discussion on books.
Narmeen is very passionate about mental health, diversity & personal development. She is an Ambassador for The Female Hospitality Network.
Willow is the Founding Member of Ops Nest and Operations Manager at Reed Exhibitions with experience working across the world. She has over a decade experience in the events industry and a passion for mental health awareness and inclusion.
Casey is Creative Director at leading communications agency Strata.
She is passionate and fascinated by the arts, design, technology, trends and cultures which all inform her work. Unearthing the new or revisiting the old allows her to keep her work as fresh as possible. Casey loves to write both copy for work and personally. She will question the status quo and enjoy collaborating with people who have a similar inquisitive and uncompromising approach to the delivery of creative projects.
Casey is an ICF accredited Happiness Consultant, focusing on wellbeing within work and how happy engaged teams deliver better results for business, brands and individuals. She is particularly interested in the powerful relationship between creativity and happiness and how this approach can impact on audiences.