Team

Tony Robinson

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

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.

mike@trans-globalevents.com
Paul Skelly

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

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.

peter@trans-globalevents.com
Seb Sbuttoni

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.

seb@trans-globalevents.com
Michael Catton

Michael Catton

Event Manager

Michael joined Trans-Global Events in July 2019 as event manager on the launch of E-Waste World Conference & Expo and the second edition of Plastic Free World Conference & Expo. Having worked in numerous sales and account management roles over the course of the past five years, it was his keen eye for identifying new revenue opportunities combined with his passion for – and understanding of – sustainability issues and technical innovations that made him an ideal fit for TGE.

michael.catton@trans-globalevents.com
Nick Bradley

Nick Bradley

Marketing & Content Director

Nick has worked in publishing for more than 20 years, editing and launching technical publications and websites focusing on intelligent transportation, stadium design, advanced vehicle safety systems and even winter sports resorts, to name a few. He joined Trans-Global Events as marketing and content director in February 2019 to generate editorial to drive conference/exhibition marketing, although arising from his passion and talent to research topics and markets in-depth, was charged with putting together a conference of 101 speakers focusing on e-waste, sustainable electronics and electric vehicle battery recycling.

nick@trans-globalevents.com
Nicola Cahill

Nicola Cahill

Operations & Marketing Manager

Nicola joined Trans-Global Events in September 2019 as our marketing and operations manager and brings to the company a wealth of hands-on experience in event production, marketing strategy and brand development. She boasts more than a decade’s worth of expertise managing and delivering a diverse portfolio of B2C- and B2B-based events and exhibitions in the UK and Europe – know-how that will prove invaluable as one of her major roles for us is to develop TGE’s future events in Europe, North America, and Asia.

nicola@trans-globalevents.com
Richard Pocock

Richard Pocock

Database Marketing Manager

Richard joined Trans-Global Events in September 2019 as database marketing manager and is responsible for the company’s overall data strategy as well as defining how data can help the company meet its overall goals. With more than 20 years’ experience managing databases, one of his key attributes lies in identifying ways to gain additional value from data. His track record speaks for itself. Having previously worked in some of the world’s largest events and consulting organisations, his insight in creating high-quality databases has extrapolated to campaigns that have launched countless must-attend conferences and exhibitions globally.

richard@trans-globalevents.com
Katharine Culhane

Katharine Culhane

Operations & Marketing Assistant

Katharine brings to Trans-Global Events more than a decade’s worth of hands-on experience and know-how supporting teams in numerous dynamic sectors. Since joining TGE in August 2019 as the company’s office and marketing administrator, she has been fulfilling a variety of tasks internally, assisting sales, conference production, data management, events operations and accounts, and has proved invaluable as the conduit between all departments and colleagues.

katharine@trans-globalevents.com

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