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EVENTS Living Innovation in London 2005 • Sourced venues and organised event for 450 delegates at Café Royal, London • Co-ordinated event programme, liaised with partners and stakeholders to guarantee appropriate speakers • Briefed participants and supervised structure and content of event • Drafted speeches for Chair and internal speaker • Managed venue and suppliers for audio-visual and catering requirements • Produced evaluation report from delegate feedback London Innovation Conference 2004 and 2005 • Successfully managed event organisers to ensure annual conference delivered on time, to budget and expectations for 500 delegates and 40 exhibitors, and met Agency and our partners objectives • Managed event format, speaker programme and ensured intended outcomes delivered • Managed design team to create conference brand and graphic environment • Strengthened stakeholder relationships and built key relationships within industry • Presented post event report to team Catalyst April 2005 • Organised Catalyst, a prestigious business networking dinner at the Science Museum for 200 business leaders to promote business-university collaboration • Managed speaker programme and invited speakers: Karen Bilimoria (Cobra Beer), Lord Sainsbury (Minister for Science), Lord Marshall (former Chairman, British Airways) • Briefed speakers and drafted speeches for internal speakers • Planned guest list to encourage deal brokerage prospects and maximise networking opportunities. Attendees included Sahar Hashemi (Coffee Republic), Andy Law (St Luke’s, boymeetsgirl), Sir Christopher Evans (Merlin Biosciences Ltd), Sir Christopher Frayling (Royal College of Art) • Managed design team to brand event and graphic environment • Evaluated event and produced and presented post-event report MARKETING • Managed production of London Innovation Newsletter and organised distribution directly to businesses and through business publications • Co-ordinated media buying: negotiated advertising space in national and regional business press, co-ordinated advertising campaign of London taxis and a series of campaigns on London Underground • Managed production of promotional DVD shown at 2005 conference, featuring the innovation support offered by the London Development Agency and innovators such as Stelios Haji-Ioannou (EasyGroup), Simon Woodroffe (Yo!) and Digby Jones (Institute of Directors) • Managed and progressed key stakeholder relationships