This EVCOMference, which takes place on the 9th September at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel, we are going to be introducing some of the members of our shadow board to our membership for the first time! We only recently formed our shadow board, a group of 18-25 year olds in the events and film industries who are bringing their perspective and ideas to the EVCOM community.

In a session entitled, ‘Meet the Shadow Board: What Does the Future of the Industry Look Like to You?’ we will speak to some of our shadow board members about what the future of the industry looks like to them. Our facilitator Benedicta Asante (Founder, Events 101) will ask them for their views and pose the question: how we can be at the forefront of the industry? Our speakers are as follows: Adam Davies (Video Producer, TRO), Celine Amara, Dan Rhodes (Digital Producer, Shelton Fleming), Gabriela Ferenc (Project Manager, A-Vision), Sophie Evans (Talent Booking Agent, Performing Artistes) and Marlijn Hegge (Production Coordinator, DRPG).

We can’t wait for you to meet them, and hear the next generation perspective on our industry! Make sure you get your tickets to EVCOMference, to attend this session and many more, whilst you still can. Tickets are available here.


  Adam Davies says, “I am Adam, a Videographer, Editor and 2D motion graphics designer. I am currently positioned in the experiential marketing world based at TRO, focusing on producing knockout content for brands to help them shout about the work they are producing both internally and online. Since graduating University with a First-Class degree in Media Production I have built an impressive brand portfolio including productions for BMW, British Airways, Molson Coors and LRS to name a few. I have recently been working as digital content lead for Saudia at the ABB Formula E season start in Saudi Arabia. I am looking forward to being a part of the new generation of EVCOM and helping to encourage youth engagement throughout the events and visual communications sector.”


Celine Amara says, “I am an aspiring event professional enthusiastic about shaping the future of the creative industry!”


Dan Rhodes has a background in design and digital consultancy, and is currently working as ‘Junior Creative Technologist’ at Shelton Fleming within the xLab team to explore the latest innovation in event tech. He says, “I have a passion for delivering powerful omnichannel experiences and using creative thinking to solve challenging briefs. My personal interests include long-distance running, food & cooking, and music of any genre or decade.”


Gabriela Ferenc has been in the industry for 3 years, but she has already worked on high standard corporate content, 22K screen resolution video productions, interactive experiences, many live events in the UK and across the US. Her strengths are working with fine details and making sure the content is being delivered to the highest possible standard.


Sophie Evans has been in the event industry for over 7 years, with her passion beginning at university where she studied Event & Festival Management. Having taken many paths through her events journey from hiring Santas and Elves to completing successful exhibitions in both the UK and abroad. Now finding herself at Performing Artistes and loving every minute! Keen to create an open space for young adults to communicate all things events and production, with an emphasis on mental health awareness, and why its OK to make mistakes!

Sophie continues to enjoy both planning and attending gigs and festivals, whenever time permits!


Marlijn Hegge came over from her homeland of the Netherlands to study Film & Television in the UK, and has never looked back. From a young age equality and diversity have been topics of interest to her, which she has woven into both her academic efforts and her career in corporate film so far.


EVCOMference is an all day event, with a packed programme of panel sessions, keynotes and workshops from client and agency side. It will be taking place on the 9th September at the Hilton London Bankside Hotel and we do hope to see you there. Find out more about our programme and get your tickets here.

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