Management Team

Tony Robinson

Chairman

With over 40 years of experience in international B2B publishing, conferences, and exhibitions, Tony has an unrivalled track record for creating and delivering world-leading international exhibitions and conferences. Tony founded UKi Media & Events in 1991, and in that time the company has become one of the most successful privately owned B2B publishing and events companies in the world. Whilst Tony continues to drive UKi Media & Events to new levels, he also co-founded Smarter Shows in 2009, who have rapidly become internationally recognised as leading B2B event organisers within the energy storage and materials industries.

Mike Robinson

CEO

With over 18 years of industry experience, Mike has grown up in the world of international exhibitions and events. Having held several roles at UKi Media & Events, including sales, marketing, and management positions, Mike was responsible for the launch of several B2B magazine titles, conferences, and exhibitions. Most recently he was responsible for launching and developing UKi’s conference division which now covers over 18 highly specialised conferences within the aerospace, autonomous vehicle, industrial vehicle, and maritime technology communities. Mike has a passion for emerging technology, building lasting business relationships, and strives to deliver nothing but excellence across all our events.

Paul Skelly

Company Secretary

Paul has worked in various CFO/FD roles within the publishing and events industry for the last 24 years. Currently he is CFO of UKI Media & Events, a position he has held for 13 years. He has broad experience in leading the finance function within fast growing entrepreneurial led businesses. Paul is a chartered management accountant.

Peter Sarno

Event Manager

After graduating from the University of Surrey with a 2:1 in music, Peter went on to pursue a career in the technology sector. In 2012 he joined one of the world’s largest exhibition and conference organisers and went on to launch successful international exhibitions and conferences, working across a wide variety of different industries. With a strong talent for identifying future technology trends, Peter is responsible for ensuring Trans-Global Events deliver industry leading conferences and exhibitions.

Seb Sbuttoni

Conference Manager

Seb has a degree in business management and marketing from the University of Roehampton. Since leaving university, he has worked for leading consultants and market research organisations across several industries, including: raw materials, intelligent mobility, and plastics. More recently he worked in the B2B events industry for one of the largest companies in the UK. With a passion for technology and innovation, Seb ensures that we stay at the forefront of the industry and deliver world class content across our entire portfolio.