Simon GoslingManaging Director
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Damon is an experienced event sales professional with widespread experience across b2b conferences and exhibitions in the IT, Retail, Energy and Telecoms sectors. He has also worked extensively in the publishing industry, having launched successful telecoms titles for the Middle East and Africa and he also ran his own event business for 5 years – Retail Events, launching a successful portfolio of conferences in the retail IT sector.
In addition Damon has launched a series of food and drink exhibitions in Russia and Ukraine and worked with the British government on the Britain Means Business Expo in Prague and a range of oil and gas conferences in Moscow and St Petersburg. Damon joined EnergyNet in February 2012 as Commercial Director and is responsible for all sponsorship and exhibit sales across the business and for shaping the commercial strategy for AEF, AIF and our portfolio of Powering Africa Series events.
Outside of work Damon enjoys playing tennis, acting and singing with theatre groups and a Rockaoke band and spending time with family and friends.
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Media, Communication & Management trained Alex brings to EnergyNet over 15 years’ business and commercial experience, having managed large scale trade exhibitions and B2B conferences in industries as diverse as Design and Interiors to Logistics, Oil & Gas, Energy, Infrastructure & Construction. Having run meetings from the UK to the UAE, Nigeria to Tanzania and South Africa to Colombia Alex has visited nearly 100 cities in over 40 countries and is passionate about travel, emerging markets and the development of the worlds’ frontier economies.
Specializing in event strategy, product development & new launches as well as business development, international sales & negotiation other key strengths include key account management, government liaisons and working with international agents, foreign embassies, trade bodies & associations. With additional experience in design, journalism and criminal law, Alex is TEFL trained and after spending a number of recent years trying, still only has a very limited grasp of the Spanish language.
In his spare time he enjoys sports, music, spending time with his son and the odd beverage with friends.
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David’s role is to develop EnergyNet’s highly exciting business portfolio in North Africa, focusing on government and private investment in the power and energy infrastructure sectors.
Prior to EnergyNet, he spent 7 years managing a global portfolio of events in the Oil & Gas sector, with a particular focus on stimulating social and economic development through [international] investment in native energy resource, working extensively and launching new meetings across North and Sub-Saharan Africa.
David is passionate about the energy sector, and is driven by connecting people to facilitate trade that drives sustainable social and economic development.
David has a BA in Economics and Business from the University of East Anglia, and outside of work he enjoys travelling, climbing mountains, ocean sailing and generally enjoying the outdoors with friends, and/or dogs….
Veronica brings 13 years of commercial experience working on Sub-Saharan African trade and investment markets. She brings to her role of Regional Director, East and Southern Africa at EnergyNet a wealth of public and private sector experience, including working in the Department for International Development (DFID), UK Houses of Parliament (both The House of Commons and The House of Lords), The Ministry of Defence, Kenya and the United Nations. This extensive experience has been further complemented through her work as a senior Business Consultant, advising FTSE 100 clients such as Vodafone, De Beers, Unilever and Shell, amongst many others, on their existing investments in Africa - as well as outlining strategic plans for growth and development, and outlining new investment opportunities and related risk issues in African markets.
Veronica understands the region very well having spent two years living and working in Kenya. She is of East African extraction, and having travelled to Africa regularly, is passionate about promoting trade through regional blocs, believing strongly in the power of trade-not-aid to raise the continent out of poverty.
Veronica works on an exciting portfolio of emerging markets in East and Southern Africa. Veronica is also responsible for the development of the EnergyNet Student Engagement Initiative and the Arts Energy Partnership, both of which look to further home-grown talent by connecting students to job opportunities in Africa, as well as identifying and supporting up-and-coming African artists.
Aside from work, Veronica enjoys travelling, live music and getting stuck in tent zippers which she seemingly can’t get out of (see picture)!
Amy has been at EnergyNet for the past four years developing the marketing department within the business. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from the University of East Anglia, and key areas of interest include marketing communications, research and audience development.
Amy is also the Editor of the Africa Energy Yearbook, the official publication of the Africa Energy Forum. The Yearbook features non-commercial articles by leading industry experts and academics with a vested interest in the future of Africa's economic, industrial and social development.
In her spare time Amy loves exploring new countries, sketching and cooking, and is also partial to the odd skydive...
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Howard has been working within the events sector for the last five years with widespread experience across Retail, IT, Construction, Health Service and Aid & International Development. Before moving in to the events sector, Howard had worked in the banking sector for 5 years.
Howard joined EnergyNet at the start of 2012 to help revolutionise the way that delegates are catered for at each of the different meeting across the year, including helping to shape the delegate strategy for Africa Energy Forum, Africa Infrastructure Forum and the Powering Africa Series, making himself an asset to the team with his boundless enthusiasm and new ideas.
Outside of work Howard is a great chap to be around, as he is always up for a laugh - that is unless you get involved in a football discussion with him about his beloved Tottenham Hotspur.
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Charlotte has worked in the events sector for the past 3 years. Joining EnergyNet in November 2015 as Operations Manager, she now takes responsibility for bringing the venues and suppliers together to ensure an enjoyable and successful event experience for all EnergyNet's delegates. She has always had a passion for events, whether it was organising a charity ball or working at the London Olympics. She is always on hand to support the team and all the event sponsors and can be found at the registration desk at most events; so do come and say hello!
Charlotte holds a BA degree in French and International Relations. Outside of work she is always up for an adventure, whether it is cycling from London to Paris or trekking up a mountain to find the best snow to ski. She also enjoys travelling, cooking, sports and spending time with friends.
Alexandra has been supporting the marketing team since the Summer of 2015 where she has already been involved in the majority of conferences within the EnergyNet portfolio.
She brings 10 years’ experience of sales, business development and marketing from the hospitality and serviced apartments industry. She has always been involved in events outside of work, whether at the university or local cycling events. She has a degree in marketing and advertising communications with events management.
She is a keen runner and cyclist, and to combine this passion she recently started racing in triathlons. She loves cooking and the outdoors.
James has spent the last eight years in oil and gas sales. He joined EnergyNet in 2015 and now heads up client relations in East and Southern Africa. James loves astrology and music and whilst he has been lead vocals in a number of groups, he’s never been to mars! In his own words, “he’s a legend in his own lifetime!”
Born in the Ivory Coast, Florence chose to live in the UK since 2003 to further her education. She feels privileged to be part of the multicultural society of London since.
Florence started her career as Client Relationship Manager at a Medical research Agency, and has been working for energy, oil & gas focused Conference Company for 4 years before moving to EnergyNet, where she now oversees the client relationship management for West & North Africa. She believes and has a passion for progressing and building a stronger infrastructure in Africa as a way of reducing poverty on the continent.
Outside of work, Florence has a diverse range of interests including improving people’s lives, training, hiking, cooking, countryside getaways, and spending quality time the family.
Most importantly, she actively cares about charitable activities and in doing founded a small charity for wonderful children.
George has been at EnergyNet since September 2014, having graduated that year from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Geography. Having been brought up in Putney, George is delighted to have the shortest commute to the office every day.
Since joining EnergyNet he has worked on a number of exciting projects in a variety of markets, including the expansion of the West African portfolio into Ghana, the launch of the pan-African Powering Africa Summit in the U.S., as well as meetings across the East African region. George is looking forward to moving into a slightly different role at EnergyNet, focusing on developing the company’s portfolio across West Africa, which will expose him to challenging and dynamic markets across the region.
Outside of work George is a keen sportsman, playing for two different football teams each week, as well as being an avid Fulham FC fan (for his sins).