Emily Challis
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Emily Challis

Product management graduate pivoting from project managementLondon, United Kingdom
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Emily Challis

Product management graduate pivoting from project managementLondon, United Kingdom
About me
An accomplished project manager with over ten years’ experience in the event industry. A confident leader with a love for bringing teams together to achieve tangible results. The linchpin between departments, efficient, organised, making sure nothing gets missed.
Projects
  • Independent Hotel Show 2016-2020
    Independent Hotel Show 2016-2020Inspiring and informative, the Independent Hotel Show, is the UK's largest and best established business event in support of the luxury, boutique and independent hotel sector. A firm fixture in the calendar of independent hoteliers and industry professionals alike, the show presents a curated collection of over 300 innovative product and service providers together with expert insight from our Seminar Programme and multiple networking opportunities.
  • The Pub Show 2016-2020
    The Pub Show 2016-2020The PUB Show, the only dedicated show for the UK pub industry. Comprising of more than 200 innovative suppliers, a fantastic line-up of inspirational speakers, and a feast of ideas and insight for pub owners and operators, the show is aimed at enhancing pub owners' businesses and helping to keep them updated with industry trends. Worth a whopping £19 billion, the UK pub industry has a bright future ahead, with a new generation of pubs blazing a trail and delivering record profits over the pas
  • Fashion Awards 2016
    Fashion Awards 2016The Fashion Awards 2016 in partnership with Swarovski was held at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Monday 5th December 2016 to celebrate the best of British and international talent from the global fashion community. SME London works exclusively with the British Fashion Council to deliver the Fashion Awards hospitality programme; inviting guests to purchase Private Box packages at the Royal Albert Hall. These include tickets to the awards ceremony, private box experience including butler and the official Red Carpet Experience.
  • Art16
    Art16Art16 returned to Olympia London from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 May 2016. Since our inaugural edition in 2013, Art16 became a highlight of London’s cultural calendar, kicking off the summer season with a compelling edit of international artists and galleries from more than 30 countries from around the globe. The Fair presented over 1000 outstanding artworks from artists and galleries from every continent, maintaining our unique commitment to showcasing exciting emerging talent alongside established contemporary artists. Art16 united art-lovers, collectors, gallerists and artists from around the globe, together with an engaging programme of free talks, expert-led tours and performances, and a highly anticipated revolving pop-up restaurant by Corbin & King, the duo behind The Wolseley and The Delaunay. Art16 was unmissable for art-loving Londoners and international collectors alike.
  • BBC Countryfile Live 2017
    BBC Countryfile Live 2017
  • Creative industries Federation- second anniversary celebration 2017
    Creative industries Federation- second anniversary celebration 2017The second anniversary celebration of the Creative Industries Federation, a national membership organisation for the public arts, cultural education and creative industries. The Federation's Second Anniversary Celebration was one of the most exciting and high-profile gatherings of the creative industries in years - bigger even than our launch or our first birthday party. Inside the amazing new Design Museum, we there were performances by: The internationally-renowned contemporary dance company of Wayne McGregor Saxophonist Caitlin Laing from the Royal Northern College of Music Gnoss, an Orcadian folk duo currently studying at the Royal Scottish Conservatoire in Glasgow Sadiq Khan addressed the federation with other leading government figures
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Work history
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    Event ManagerSME London
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Worked as the linchpin between the operations, marketing and commercial teams to project manage the development, organisation and on-site delivery of BBC Countryfile Live; • Operations: designed the show plan for an 85-acre green field site at Blenheim Palace in a first year show. Co-ordinated the placing of over 750 exhibitors. Used show planning software and databases; • Commercial management: managed six members of the sales team and helped co-ordinate the sales process. Actively involved in the account management of exhibitors and commercial delivery on-site at the event. Managed the exhibitor budget. Experience in sourcing and building a customer database; • Reporting: worked with our in-house marketing team and external agents to generate and analyse financial/sales/ticketing data for the CEO; • Delivery: managing the on-site delivery of the four-day event, including a highly complex site build. Supervised a team of 15 staff to manage our exhibitors at the show.
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    Head of OptimisationMontgomery Events
     - London, United KingdomFull Time
    An additional role at Montgomery Events, focusing on business efficiency and streamlining event processes. - Built multiple excel models to track sales, manage sponsors and improve forecasting. These have been adopted across the entire business to free up management time, improve event content and drive revenue growth. - Critical analysis of exhibitor and visitor data to improve our events for our audiences. - Creating systems using technology to improve efficiency across the business.
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Skills
  • Event Management
  • Creative Project Management
  • Event Operations
  • Account Management
  • Event Delivery
  • Event Logistics
  • Budget Management
  • Project Management
Education
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    Product ManagementGeneral Assembly
     - London, United Kingdom
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    BSc Biological SciencesUniversity of Birmingham
     - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    BSc (Hons) 2:1
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