Abi Cannons

Position: Education Content Executive

What does your role entail: Sourcing content and speakers for our education programmes in the Middle East (GIBTM), USA (AIBTM), China (CIBTM) and Europe (EIBTM). I also manage logistics for the conferences, both pre-show and onsite.

Events industry experience: I’ve been in my current role at Reed Travel Exhibitions for nearly two years (8 shows!). Prior to that, four years working in the academic non-profit sector, managing inter-disciplinary PhD level conferences, internationally.

What is your favourite destination: As a scuba diving enthusiast, I adore the Red Sea coast of Egypt.

Where would you like to travel to in the next year: I have the privilege of visiting some fantastic countries as part of my job, so I’m looking forward to returning to China for CIBTM in September, when I hope I can explore a bit more of the country.

What is your top tip for an EIBTM attendee: Make sure to find time to attend some great education! All our sessions are free of charge, with dedicated programmes for Agency, Corporate and Association Hosted Buyers®. Plus, if you’re arriving the day before, come along to the EIBTM Forum for a great keynote speaker!    

An industry issue you would like to see tackled at EIBTM 2013: We try and tackle them all! But having worked hard on the inaugural hybrid event last year, we’re looking to expand the hybrid offering this year making our education even more accessible on a wide variety of issues.

What types of technologies/event innovations do you work on personally: As someone with a keen interest in event innovation, I work as part of the steering committee for the Future Events Experience, helping to drive both content and vision forward.



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