Events

Panels – Meet Ups- Large Scale Conferences

I set up bespoke events for clients: panels, workshops, meet ups, and large scale conferences across Europe, Asia and the US.

 Clients have included Thomson Reuters, Hachette Publishing, Campden Events, Mobile Ecosystem Forum and TM Forum. 

I created my own event series, named Be You Talks to raise awareness of key issues affecting women and girls. Two sell-out events received wide press coverage across national UK papers and across key trade magazines. 

Be You Talks

Be You Talks hold prestigious events to raise awareness of key issues affecting women and girls.

 

Be You Talks Events – Our Story

Be You Talks Events was initially set up in 2013. We launched a consumer event ‘Why Size Doesn’t Matter’ a fun night addressing ways to tackle low body confidence . The sold out event was covered in The Guardian and Observer and led us to later address the wider issue of gender representation in the media.

‘The Body Confidence Event’ took place in London on 30 November 2016, this time gathering high profile politicians, business leaders and campaigners to address the lack of diverse imagery in advertising and in the media.

Be You Talks Events have been covered in the press by national newspapers and key trade press.

I have to say that was one of the most professionally organised and informative events I have been to on the subject. Great panel speakers – well done. You should feel very proud and rightly so. Delighted to be involved.” 


Ed Watson, Global Communications Director, N Brown and ex PR Director Debenhams (Speaker at Be You Talks Body Confidence)

The Body Confidence Event 
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The Commercial Case for Diversity in Advertising and Social Media

Diversity in Advertising – Ditching Stereotypes – Nurturing Social Networks
A unique event that demonstrated the commercial & social value of promoting positive body imagery & explored the power of social media to influence body confidence – We shared practical solutions to shape empowering messages
to boost confidence and self-esteem

The UK’s visionaries gathered at one groundbreaking event
30+ speakers spanning business, media, academia & government alongside charities & body confidence campaigns
Includes Unilever (Dove & Lynx/Axe), N Brown, Google, Sport for England, Be Real Campaign, Minister for Women & Equalities

Attendees included marketing, advertising, creative execs from digital & traditional communities, public sector & campaigners

Exceptional programme and speaker line-up 

Event supported by

Be You Talks, formerly known as Be Real Talks, launched its inaugural sell-out consumer event at the London College of Fashion in 2013.  An original line up of entertainers, comedians, stylists, artists and psychologists inspired the audience to feel empowered and make positive change in their lives.  The event was a cross between a theatre experience, comedy club with a funky workshop element.  A one off original night of fun and thought provoking talks.

Rave reviews from event attendees and the press followed the event, including The Guardian and Observer & Huffington Post.

 

Line up of inspiring speakers and entertainers included

Dr Linda Papadopoulous, Psychologist
Natasha Devon MBE and Ruth Rogers Co-Directors, The Body Gossip Campaign
Hollie McNish, Performance Poet
Deborah Frances-White, Comedian
Sarah Jane Szikora, Figurative Artist
Sophie and Audrey Boss, Authors of Beyond Chocolate
Maddie Sparkles, Life Coach and Entertainer
Carol Spenser, Stylist & Best Selling Author

The event was supported by Body Gossip, Bare Escentuals, Spabreaks.com, Beyond Chocolate, agency.com and Curvy Kate.
Our drinks and food sponsor, Leon
Our charity partner Beat.

Events
Client Testimonials

” I want to personally thank you for the invaluable support you’ve consistently provided – it has made all the difference.We knew it would be challenging to launch such a meeting on complex legal issues, with a reduced lead time and on a referendum day. You made sure it was possible to, and did, deliver. Your work has just been outstanding.”

Helen Roberts,
Chair of ‘Life Sciences Forum’ Event Organised for Thomson Reuters.
Of Counsel, Network with Slaughter & May, De Brauw, Bredin Prat, Hengeller Mueller”

“Stephanie was successful in all her projects across a number of industries. Her ability to research and develop programmes to ensure they provide the highest quality of information for the market was superb. ”

Suzy Mayhew,
Previous Events Director at Campden Wealth, Hodder Education and TM Forum.
Stephanie set up multiple event programmes across Asia, the US and Europe for these clients.

“I have to say that was one of the most professionally organised and informative events I have been to on the subject. Great panel speakers – well done. Delighted to be involved.”

Ed Watson
Global Communications Director, N Brown and ex PR Director Debenhams
Speaker at Be You Talks  The Body Confidence Event

“Having worked with Stephanie at MEF for 3.5 years I can say with confidence that she is a bright, self-motivated, high energy, tenacious individual with the drive necessary to achieved desired goals. Her work is always of the highest standard”

Suhail Baht
Previous Initiatives Director, Mobile Ecosystem Forum
now Director Transformation Products & Services Director, Ooredoo