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Reed & Mackay appoints two key leadership positions to their growing Reed & Mackay Events division

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Reed & Mackay appoints two key leadership positions to their growing Reed & Mackay Events division

Global corporate travel and events leader Reed & Mackay is delighted to announce two key appointments to its expanding Reed & Mackay Events team. Emma Chamberlain joins as Commercial Director of Events while James Kent joins as Head of Growth. The news comes as Reed & Mackay Events celebrate its continued No. 1 position in the C&IT Top 50 Event Agency listings. 

A passionate leader in the events industry with strong global relationships across suppliers, associations such as MPI /SITE/EMA and advisory boards, Emma Chamberlain brings 19 years of Meetings & Events industry experience to the team. On joining, she states, “I have been watching Reed & Mackay’s growth in the M&E space and it’s been impressive to see new acquisitions, along with great new hires from our industry. Reed & Mackay holds a highly regarded reputation with suppliers and clients and I am excited to be part of the continued growth.”

Having previously worked in senior sales and account management roles across multiple TMCs and event agencies, James Kent joins after most recently leading the new business strategy for a public sector framework provider. “I am absolutely delighted to be joining Reed and Mackay and re-entering the sector where I first started my career,” said Kent. “Reed & Mackay is a brand I’ve always followed with keen interest and whose values mirror my own. Their passion to delight clients through exemplary customer service, market insight and innovative technology really appeals to me, and I can’t wait to get started. I have been made to feel really welcome by the business and I am looking forward to collaborating with my colleagues across Reed & Mackay and Navan.”

It’s been a remarkable time for Reed & Mackay Events, having enjoyed sustained global growth and the recent appointments of Jose Antonio Ruiz as Deputy Director of Events, Spain; Karin Liberg as Senior Director Events & Business Development, Nordics;and Barbara Labrit as Head of Events in France. Last week, Reed & Mackay also announced their latest European expansion with the acquisition of Italian travel and event company, Regent International.

In addition, Reed & Mackay has recently expanded its dedicated team with a Legal Desk for Meetings & Events, invested in its global technology platform and partnered with leading meetings & events software company, Qondor.

Julie Oliver, CEO UK, Europe, and Global Events at Reed & Mackay, said, “We’re so excited to have these two key new starters join us at this pivotal time. The expansion of our world-leading global team highlights our commitment to service excellence for our clients and demonstrates our continued investment in our Events operation across all Reed & Mackay markets.”


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Reed & Mackay delivers service-led corporate travel, people-focused technology, and award-winning event solutions across the globe. As part of the Navan Group, we believe in travel made easy, and in software designed for the people who use it. Reed & Mackay combines inspired service with state-of-the-art technology to create a level of travel and event management like no other and with a prestigious client base across financial, legal, insurance, marine and energy, and media sectors.

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