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2018 Live Event Award Categories Judging Committee

COMMITTEE CHAIR:

Jade McKenzieJade McKenzie, Founder
Event Head, Mount Waverley, Victoria, Australia

Jade McKenzie, owner of Event Head, is a 5-time international award-winning event professional and business coach with over 15 years’ experience in event management and business development in the corporate, not for profit and entrepreneurial sectors.
   Jade specializes in working with thriving entrepreneurs and businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-millionaires who want to create successful and sustainable events. Having created, managed and executed a wide range of small and large scale events, she has worked within Australia’s most well-known venues, worked alongside celebrities and engaged high level corporate partnerships, whilst assisting to raise over a million dollars in charitable donations.
   Jade's work has been enjoyed by thousands of people globally, with her events featuring in national and international media including TV, radio, print and digital platforms.
   Her passions include mentoring women in business and empowering entrepreneurs to create impact and sustainable events across the world.

COMMITTEE

Robert Campbell, President/Owner
Campbell Live Communication GmbH, Oberwil, Basel, Switzerland

Emma Argent, Life Coach
Emma Rose, London, United Kingdom

Rosalind Cardinal, Managing Director
Shaping Change, Kingston, Tasmania, Australia

Himavan Singh Dahiya, CDM [Trade Marketing & Distribution]
ITC LIMITED, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Robyn Davis, Trade Show Strategy Specialist
Exhibitor Education by WINH, Johns Creek, Georgia, United States

Clare Fitzgerald, Online Business Consultant
Clare J Fitzgerald International, Glenside, South Australia, Australia       

Christian HaveChristian Have, Creative Director & Owner
Have Communications, Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark

Christian Have is the Creative Director and owner of Have Communications, which he founded in 1983. Over three decades, Have Communications has grown to be Scandinavia's biggest communications agency within the cultural field. Several Stevie Awards have been presented to Have Communications over the years, including Live Event of the Year for the Reumert Awards, the biggest Danish theatre award. Along the way, Have has worked with a plethora of people – from upcoming artists to global super stars – and released a wide array of books about communication and, in particular, new, creative partnerships between the worlds of business and culture.

Darren Kerr, Founder
FACTOR168 Creative Event Company, Hong Kong, China

Kiran Kumar, Manager, Operations
BB & PG, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Leigh LongLeigh Long, Head of Strategy
The XD Agency, Mexico City, Mexico

Leigh Long brings extensive client-side experience in strategic marketing, experiential marketing, and marketing communications to The XD Agency. Prior to joining the agency in 2013, she developed immersive brand experiences and multi-platform marketing campaigns for multinational companies including The Walt Disney Company and NBCUniversal. She currently serves as the head of marketing at The XD Agency.  In addition to leading the positioning and market exposure of The XD Agency, Leigh helps the agency's clients develop marketing communications strategies and programs that are meaningful, memorable, and measurably impactful. Recent clients have included Porsche, Adult Swim, and Coca-Cola, among others.

Andrea Michaels, President
Extraordinary Events, Sherman Oaks, California, United States

Lindsay Nahmiache, Co-founder/Partner
Jive PR & Digital, Santa Monica, California, United States

Natalia Payton, Owner, CMO
North Texas Marketing & Events, McKinney, Texas, United States

Shanaz RamziShanaz Ramzi, CEO
STARLINKS PR and Events, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

Ramzi joined HUM Network as Head of PR and Publications in 2004 and was with the organisation till 2015, where she was heading these two departments as their GM and was also the editor of all their publications. In November 2015 she set up her own PR and event management company, StarLinks PR and Events. Within one year of the company’s existence it had carried out diverse and huge projects including the launch of the largest mall in South Asia, LuckyOne mall. In 2017 StarLinks won the international Stevies Award for Women in Business for Start-up of the year.

David Saef, EVP Strategy
GES, Glenview, Illinois, United States

Katie Sing, Empowerment Coach
katiesing.com, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Frou Williams, Certified Life & Wellness Coach
Death By Lycra, Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom