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UK Events Summit Steering Committee

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Rick Stainton, Founder, The Power of Events and CEO of Smyle Creative
Rick oversees the growth strategy of Smyle Group, a 100 strong team based in London. It owns leading creative agency Smyle, that delivers live and video projects for some of the top global brands in a range of sectors including IT, Telco and Media. 
Angela Hodson, Sales Director, Lancashire CCC
Angela is responsible for the revenue budget across Hotel, C and E, ticket sales (both international and domestic) and hospitality areas of the club. As well as managing cricket and venue sales activities of the club.
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John Muddeman, Major Events Consultant, UK Sport
John works with major event hosting partners to secure and deliver major sporting events across the UK. John specialises in running and triathlon event organisation.
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Darren Whitehouse, Head of Strategy and Partnerships, SGSA
Darren has ownership of the SGSA organisational strategy, the development of client and government/international relations. Also he takes the lead on strategic initiatives, annual business planning and business intelligence.
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James Price, Head of Communications, Lancashire CCC
James has worked at Emirates Old Trafford since 2015, in that time he has been part of the team that delivered the ICC Cricket World Cup, Ashes Tests, The One Love Concert after the Manchester Bombings and the behind-closed-doors, bio secure international cricket at Emirates Old Trafford
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Andy Moss, Founder and Chairman, Cube International
Experienced Director with a demonstrated history of working in the sports industry. Skilled in Event Management, Hospitality, Sponsorship, Team Management and Sports Marketing.
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Steve Heap, Chairman of Events Industry Forum, General Secretary, of Association of Festival Organisers.
Steve Heap has been the general secretary of the AFO since its formation in 1987. He is also the director of Mrs Casey Music and a co-director of Towersey Festival. He has more than 40 years' experience in the festival and events industry and is currently chairman of the Events Industry Forum (EIF).
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