Andrew passionates about conceptualising, research, producing, selling, growing and delivering profitable conferences, exhibitions and training courses, with experience in Asia, Middle East and Europe. With 17 years of experience he is adaptable, having worked for many different types of companies, each with different business models, strategies and cultures.
Vertical sectors he has worked in include agriculture, commodities, defence, finance, mining, oil&gas, online retail, payments, pharmaceuticals, procurement, real estate, telecoms and trading.
He enjoys managing people. Nothing gives him greater pleasure than hiring, training and retaining A grade talent as he grows a business and develop a team. What he most enjoys about the events industry is that each day constantly brings news challenges and opportunities. No one day is the same. His current job takes me to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, Canada and the USA, as he seeks out new opportunities to grow and develop his portfolio. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, having climbed Kilimanjaro. He enjoys running, having completed 5 marathons. He also enjoys travel, with his goal to attend 100 countries in his lifetime. Specialities: P&L responsibility, start-ups, strategic planning, revenue generation, cost control, government liaison, JV negotiation, conference portfolio development, event management, recruitment, training, market research, event planning, conference production, marketing, content generation, events management, business development, project management, people management.