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OpenRoom is based in West London and was founded in 2004 with a launch business forum in India. The company now runs a growing portfolio of twelve B2B forums around the world, with a focus on emerging markets.
Fiona Horan, Director
Fiona began her career in marketing, working with trade exhibition organiser Blenheim. There she was responsible for a small group of trade shows including the Forecourt Show , which ultimately led to the PetroForum events. Spotting a gap in the market, Fiona founded OpenRoom in 2004.
Emma Faure, Director
Emma’s early career included spells at Blenheim and Reed Exhibitions Group where she worked as Marketing Manager on a host of industry trade shows. She then ran her own marketing and PR consultancy, Out of House Marketing, before founding OpenRoom in 2004.
Annabel Daley, Event Manager
Annabel has been with OpenRoom since 2008 and before that worked for two major London advertising agencies. She brings to the role valuable PR skills and extensive account management experience. Annabel manages the operations function across a range of events and assumes overall responsibility for the company’s PR activities and conference output.
Hannah Benn, Event Manager
Hannah joined the company straight from University where she studied for a degree in theatre studies which included a year in Kansas. She manages a portfolio of events, looking after the operations and marketing functions. Her creativity and IT skills are an invaluable asset to the company.
Keith Carsley, Non-Executive Director
Keith owns and runs Background2, an independent software development company for the petrol retail industry. The company designs, develops and support software for the back-office management of forecourts across the UK and internationally. Keith brings to the role strategic input and a wealth of experience in launching and selling businesses.
Paul Martin, Non-Executive Director
Paul is Managing Director of Planet Retail, a global consultancy that provides retailers, suppliers and investors with critical insights on the global retail industry, monitoring more than 9,000 retail and restaurant operations around the world. Paul’s input is especially valuable as OpenRoom develops its range of forums in the retail and hospitality sectors.
"The results of the forum and one-to-one meetings have been very useful for me and my corporation.”
Ngo Quang Toan, Petrolimex, Vietnam
OpenRoom runs a global portfolio of B2B forums and its business model is built around the success of combining networking with focused, pre-matched appointments.
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