Show is celebrating 10 bright stars of the business meetings and
events industry as it unveils the winners of Tomorrow’s Talent 2022.
The Tomorrow’s Talent initiative, run in
partnership with M&IT and sponsored by Visit Belfast in 2022, champions
exceptional emerging talent within the industry to help nurture and support the
leaders of the future.
Now in its fourth year,
Tomorrow’s Talent is designed to shine a light on the meeting and events
industry’s rising stars and provide them with opportunities to progress further
in their careers. This year’s competition was open to any talented event
planner or buyer aged 30 and under, or with three years or less experience
working in the industry.
The 10 winners of Tomorrow’s
Talent 2022 are:
- Daniel Wilcock, event and
project manager, Wilcock Event Services
- Jessica McNulty, senior event
co-ordinator, Quadrant Events Ltd
- Jonathan Richards, project
- Josh King, sales and marketing director, emc3
- Laura Jensen, content and community executive,
- Marali Kempthorne, team
leader meetings and events, Reed & Mackay
- Milly Pickles, event executive,
- Olivia Salvage, senior events
- Sarah Zarywacz, event executive, ECI Partners
- Shakira Browne, senior events manager, Ultima
judged by a panel of leading industry experts: Paul Harvey, M&IT editor; Lisa Stewart, Visit Belfast business tourism manager ; Patrick
Delaney, SoolNua managing partner; Leigh Cowlishaw, Black Box Partnerships managing partner; PriyaNarain, Event First Steps co-founder; Gabby Austen-Browne Diversity Ally co-founder; and Gracia
Kabongo, Tomorrow’s Talent 2019 winner and Wates Group events manager.
All entrants were
assessed for their achievements to date, ability to face challenges, drive and
ambition, engagement with the wider industry and the future impact they could
Jack Marczewski, The Meetings Show event director, said: “On
behalf of The Meetings Show and our expert panel of judges, I would like to
congratulate our 10 Tomorrow’s Talent 2022 winners. Yet again, the standard of
entries was incredibly high and I know the judges had a tough job determining
just 10 winners among so many strong contenders.
“It is a privilege to be able
to shine a spotlight on such strong talent and offer an opportunity to the
winners to develop and grow even more within the industry. We look forward to
celebrating with them at The Meetings Show next month.”
The Tomorrow’s Talent winners
will be invited as VIPs to The Meetings Show at ExCeL London on 29 and 30 June
where they will attend a celebratory reception hosted by Visit Belfast. The
prize includes an invitation to a celebratory lunch and publicity and
Registration is now open for the live show. To register, visit
A desire to travel led Holly Patrick to the business meetings and events world and she’s never looked back. Holly takes a particular interest in event sustainability and creating a diverse and inclusive industry. When she’s not working, she can be found rolling skating along Brighton seafront listening to an eclectic playlist, featuring the likes of Patti Smith, Sean Paul, and Arooj Aftab.