Speakers 2018

Tahira Endean

Event Producer, #BCTECH Summit Author, Intentional Event Design, Our Professional Opportunity

A curious event producer, passionate about how technology enhances the human experience, Tahira is continually creating meaningful and creative event environments. She has worked as a corporate, agency and DMC based Event Producer and understands how to sell creative value to internal stakeholders and potential, nervous, clients.

Among other awards, Tahira has been named one of MeetingsNet Changemakers of the Year 2016,  was one of the “Top 5 Women in Event Technology” and was inducted into the Meetings Canada Hall of Fame in the Big Idea category. She has recently produced a book titled ‘Intentional Event Design’ which has received high accolades.

Kim Skildum-Reid

Power Sponsorship
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Kim Skildum - Reid is one of the sponsorship industry’s most influential thought leaders. She has a blue chip list of consulting and training clients spanning six continents, is author of global industry bestsellers, The Sponsorship Seeker’s Toolkit and The Corporate Sponsorship Toolkit , and commentates to major business media around the world. She is also the brains behind industry hub, PowerSponsorship.com. 

Kalia Colbin

Ambassador & Faculty

Kaila Colbin spearheaded the hugely successful SingularityU New Zealand and Australia Summits, introducing more than 2,000 people to exponential technologies and their impact on humanity.

She is also a co-founder and Chair of the non-profit Ministry of Awesome, the starting point for early-stage entrepreneurs in Christchurch; the Curator and Licensee for TEDxChristchurch in New Zealand and TEDxScottBase in Antarctica; Chair of the New York-based culinary school Natural Gourmet Institute; Deputy Chair of CORE Education; and a Director of ChristchurchNZ.

Her purpose in life is to be an uplifting presence.

Please welcome Kaila Colbin.