Now in its 3rd year, the CN 30 under Thirty exists to recognise and celebrate the conference and meetings industry’s top young talent. As a platform for the rising stars of the industry, the initiative highlights outstanding achievement and offers opportunities for the 30 under Thirty to learn from each other and leading industry figures. The Conference News team is extremely proud of its alumni, always keen to hear their views in interviews, roundtables and panels and a number of both the ’18 and ’19 graduates have gone on to achieve spectacular successes which have been documented widely in the magazine and online.

Judges

Matt Culverhouse

CEO, TEN6 Creative

Matt Culverhouse has a background working for some of Europe’s largest venues. TEN6 Creative offers a combination of creative, logistical and technical production knowledge, which allows them to realise the most ambitious projects from concept through to delivery. TEN6 Creative is proud to have a London base, as well as a presence in LA and Dubai. He was part of the CN30 under Thirty Class of 2018.

Lizzy Dring

Director, Right Angle Corporate

Lizzy Dring is a director at Right Angle Corporate, an events management and teambuilding agency which specialises in crime-solving experiences. Dring was inducted into the CN30 under Thirty in 2018 and has represented her agency at major industry events such as the Agency Leaders Global Events Summit in Chamonix, France.

Martin Fullard

Editor at Conference News magazine

Martin Fullard is the editor at Conference News magazine.

Stephanie Johnson

Senior Events Manager, The Economist

CN30 under Thirty winner Stephanie Johnson recently joined The Economist as senior events manager, where she leads the UK and EMEA event operations team in London. Johnson was previously senior project director at Banks Sadler, after rising through the ranks having started as a sales executive. She was inducted into the CN30 under Thirty in 2018.

GALLERY

Gallery 2018

Gallery 2017

WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

  • “We are passionate about the next generation and the innovation they bring to the industry. We are proud to recognise and encourage rising talent and applaud the inspiring individuals featured.”“We are passionate about the next generation and the innovation they bring to the industry. We are proud to recognise and encourage rising talent and applaud the inspiring individuals featured.”

    Judy Elvey – CVENT
  • “The growth of future leaders is the foundation of our business and is something we are passionate about. We look forward to working closely with the chosen 30.”

    Darren Hart – DIRECTOR OF SALES AT CAMM & HOOPER
  • ABPCO are delighted to support an initiative that highlights the future talent in our industry. Excellence and learning are two of our core values and we look forward to learning more about those individuals making waves as they forge their career across our creative and inspiring industry.

    Heather Lishman – ASSOCIATION DIRECTOR, ABPCO