Vanessa has worked in the conferencing and digital media sector for 15 years, with almost half of those in Managing Director positions. Having managed both smaller, quick to produce products through to large scale events in multiple topic and sector areas,she has a broad range of P&L management and growth from which to draw best practice. Most recently,Vanessa has specialised in establishing and developing digital business P&Ls of event businesses and has direct experience of commercialising non conference products. As wellas her career in B2B Media, Vanessa has launched Time 4 Equality to enable more male business leaders to share why driving gender equality in the workplace is vital to the future of work, and speaks regularly at Women in Business & Flexible Working events, www.time4equality.co.uk. When not working on the above, you’ll find her jumping in muddy puddles with her two small children.