During her 17 years of event industry experience, Katie has delivered on a wide variety of marketing and PR campaign strategies for events businesses including; international expansion, launching new events, invigorating marketing campaigns for established brands, emergency support and the implementation of tactical marketing and PR support.

A seasoned marketing and events professional with almost two decades of experience, Whatley has spent the last six years heading up her own communications agency, providing consultancy and delivery for events suppliers, technology companies and events businesses. Previously, she spent her career delivering for some of the most respected global trade show brands for RX and Easyfairs. As Group Head of Marketing at Explori, Katie is tasked with building awareness of both its technology platform and research business within the global events industry,

A regular speaker at AEO & UFI Conferences, IBTM World and Event Tech Live and creator of the Exhibition Marketers Masterclass, Katie’s passions includes impact over admin, delivering value for event organisers; helping event technology companies understanding their buyers and providing tactical consultancy on how to implement campaigns that work.

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