Chris Lester – Judging Bio

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Chris is Event director for Bauer Media, responsible for B2B, Equine & Transport Events.

A highly experienced event director with an extensive knowledge and skill set in event management, sales and marketing gained from a wide range of commercial event activities.

He is responsible for the department’s strategic direction and overall profitability as well as the day to day operations and the successful delivery of events.
He has worked at the company since 1993, when formly emap, and has experience of awards ceremonies, conferences, product launches and exhibitions across both b2b & b2c markets.

Chris utilises his experience to promote customer service to improve event performance through demonstrating the tangible return on investment and measurable impact of a positive customer experience to all event stakeholders.
He is able to work effectively at all levels in organisations, with the ability to manage people, systems, and change and is able to form working relationships quickly with a broad range of people.

Additionally, Chris spent 10 years increasing his knowledge on a University distance learning programme achieving a Diploma in Management Studies and a Master of Business Administration.