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Freelance Exhibition Operations Management, Maxine Smith, Maxine Wheatley  

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Accomplished in all areas of consumer and trade Exhibition Operations and Feature Project Management.

 

Acquiring over 19 years experience working in all major venues throughout the UK, Southern Ireland and Europe.

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Experience
 

Owner - Showsmith
Freelance Operations and Feature Project Management 
Fully responsible for the Operational Management and Feature Project Management on:
2019
Innovation 2019, Central Hall Westminster (Full Operations) 
Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas) 
Grand Designs Live, ExCeL (PM of Feature Areas)
Putting Citizens First, KSA (Full Operations) 
Autism Show, ExCeL, NEC, Manchester (Full Operations) 
100% Design, Olympia (PM of Feature Areas
Grand Designs Live, NEC (PM of Feature Areas) 
UK Construction Week, NEC (PM of features Areas)
Festival of Enterprise, NEC (Full Operations) 
The Skills Show (Production Manager - Competition Build) 
2018
BETT, ExCeL, London (Sponsorship Fulfilment) 
Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas) 
Grand Designs Live, ExCeL (PM of Feature Areas)
Autism Show, ExCeL, NEC, Manchester (Full Operations) 
Love Island Live, ExCeL (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas)
100% Design, Olympia (PM of Feature Areas
Grand Designs Live, NEC (PM of Feature Areas) 
UK Construction Week, NEC (PM of features Areas)
Digital Construction Week, ExCeL (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas)
The Skills Show (Production Manager - Competition Build) 
2017 
BETT, ExCeL, London (Sponsorship Fulfilment) 
Industry 4.0 Summit & Factories of the Future Expo (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas) 
Grand Designs Live, ExCeL (PM of Feature Areas)
BRICKLIVE Basel, Switzerland (Operations) 
This Morning Live, NEC (PM of Feature Areas)
Grand Designs Live, NEC (PM of Feature Areas) 
UK Construction Week, NEC (PM of features Areas)
Digital Construction Week, ExCeL (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas)
The Skills Show (Production Manager - Competition Build) 
2016 
StART, Saachi Gallery, London (Operations) 
Accute & General Medicine & Patient First, ExCeL, London (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas)  
BRICKLIVE, NEC, Birmingham (Full Operations and PM of Feature Areas) 
Head of Operations Quantum Media Ltd
Dec 2008 – 2016
 
Fully responsible for the Operational Management and Feature Project Management on:
 
2016
Ideal Home Show London, Olympia, London (PM of Feature Areas)
Ideal Home Show Scotland, SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas) 
2015
Ideal Home Show London, Olympia, London (PM of Feature Areas)
Ideal Home Show Scotland, SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas) 
Ideal Home Show, Manchester Event City, Manchester (PM of Feature Areas) 
The Cake and Bake Show, Harrogate International Convention Centre
The Cake and Bake Show, ExCeL, London
The Cake and Bake Show, Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Brick Show, NEC, Birmingham
Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Event City, Manchester (PM of Feature Areas) 
The Cake and Bake Show, Event City, Manchester
Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Olympia, London (PM of Feature Areas) 
Brick Show, ExCeL, London
 
2014
Ideal Home Show London, Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas)
The Edible Garden Show, Alexandra Palace, London
The Cake and Bake Show, Manchester Central
Ideal Home Show Scotland, SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas) 
Ideal Home Show Manchester, Event City, Manchester (PM of Feature Areas) 
Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas) 
Ideal Home Show at Christmas, Event City, Manchester (PM of Feature Areas) 
 
2013
Ideal Home Show London, Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas)
The Edible Garden Show, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
The Cake and Bake Show, Manchester Central
Ideal Home Show Scotland, SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas)
Civil Service Live London, Olympia, London
FMLM Annual Conference, EICC, Edinburgh
The Cake and Bake Show, Earls Court, London
Future of Health, The BDC, London
Ideal Home Show at Christmas Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas)
 
2012
Ideal Home Show London Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas)
The Edible Garden Show Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Civil Service Live Regional Waterfront Centre, Belfast
Ideal Home Show Scotland SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas)
Civil Service Live Regional Colston Hall, Bristol
Civil Service Live London Olympia, London
Civil Service Live Regional The Sage Centre, Gateshead
FMLM Annual Conference Manchester Central
The Cake and Bake Show Earls Court, London
 
2011
Ideal Home Show London Earls Court, London (PM of Feature Areas)
The Edible Garden Show Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
Ideal Home Show Scotland SECC, Glasgow (PM of Feature Areas)
Civil Service Live Regional ICC, Birmingham
Civil Service Live London Olympia, London
EGR Live The Business Design Centre, London
Britain and Irelands Next Top Model Live ExCeL, London
Civil Service Live Regional Manchester Central
 
2010
Civil Service Live Regional The Waterfront Centre, Belfast
Civil Service Live London Olympia, London
Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live ExCeL, London
EGR Live Old Billingsgate, London
 
2009
Civil Service Live Regional The Sage Centre, Newcastle
Civil Service Live London Olympia, London
EGR Live Old Billingsgate, London

 

 

Lead Trainer for Diploma in Event Management 

April 2007 - Dec 2009
Trained several diploma students in every element of events Operations and Project Management. All students graduated the course, some achieved distinctions.
 
 
Group Show Manager
Nov 2005 - Feb 2007  
Blendon Communications Ltd.
Managed every element of the 15 Homes Overseas, House Hunters in the Sun Live and Real Estate TV Live Shows. These exhibitions ranged from 500m² to 8000m², yielding an annual turn over of £4 million and achieving a gross margin of £1.1million.
 
These were staged at Earls Court, Olympia, ExCeL, NEC, G-Mex and the RDS. Responsibilities included:Day-to-day management and development of the Operations Manager, Sales Manager and Sales Director Budget forecasting and implementation
 
Ultimate responsibility for the exhibitions profit and loss
Overseeing a team of 14 individuals working on these exhibitions Liaising with and encouraging input from all exhibition personnel
Ultimately delivering top quality events which serve their purpose to Blendon, the exhibitor and the visitor alike
 
Operations Manager
Jun 2003 - Nov 2005  
Blendon Communications Ltd.
 
Ensured the smooth running of 58 exhibitions including Viva España, Viva Italia, Homes Overseas, House Hunters in the Sun Live, Invest in Property, Homes in France, Golf Living and Show House (b2b).
 
These shows ranged from 800m² to 15,000m² and took place at all of the UK and Southern Ireland’s major venues as well as some major Scandinavian venues.
 
Responsibilities included:
Day-to-day management and development of 4 exhibitions executives
Budget control
Venue and Contractor negotiation
Understanding and enforcing health and safety regulations
Approving space only plans
Creating floor plans
Ensuring smooth communications with all exhibition personnel, internal and external.
On-site floor management
Ultimately delivering a well organised exhibition within budget.
 
Exhibitions Coordinator
Apr 2000 - Jun 2003  
Blendon Communications
 
Aided in the operational delivery of 46 exhibitions including Homes Overseas and Viva España.
 
Responsibilities included:
Floor plan management
Creating and circulating exhibitor manuals
Exhibitor customer care
Updating exhibitor lists
Being aware of health and safety regulations within all major exhibition venues
Chasing space only stand plans, structural calculations, method statements and risk assessments
Arranging team travel
Liaising with contractors and venues
Ultimately helping the Operations Manager achieve their goals

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