This month Aishwarya Rajavelu (Content and Community Manager) at simplycommunicate interviewed our Executive Director Claire Fennelow. She talks about her career to date and her role at EVCOM (from defining long-term strategy to moving boxes at events). Discussing what EVCOM does, she talks about the evolution of the corporate film and events sectors and how they have moved ever closer together under the umbrella of communications in the last decade or so. She talks about EVCOM’s focus on the next generation, and how this has shaped our work around diversity and inclusion.

Looking to the wider industry, Claire shares her insight into the challenges that the events industry have experienced during, and since, the pandemic, from the impact on the supply chain and budgets, to lead times and skills shortages. In this age of uncertainty, long-term planning is a struggle, says Claire. And when so many people are working remotely, Claire asks agencies to consider what the impact of working from home might be on mental health and talent development. But as much as there are challenges for the industry to face, Claire advocates for people coming together. “There is strength in collaboration,” she finishes.

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