vice president, managing director
George P. Johnson

Jason Megson is the Vice President, Managing Director of George P. Johnson, U.K. & the Nordics. An industry veteran, over the past two decades Jason has worked with wide range of brands, including IBM, Gartner, Cisco, NetApp, McLaren Automotive and Equinor. Following Jason’s appointment and under his leadership, GPJ expanded its operations to Norway opening a new office in Oslo.

Prior to GPJ, Jason held a number of diverse roles across a variety of industry sectors. Past positions include, a rigger, private investigator, stockbroker, and engine parts salesman. This myriad of experience has given him an empathetic and holistic view of the industry and became the stepping stones to his roles as the Head of Experiential EMEA at Ogilvy Group, and Deputy Head of Experiential at BD-Network. In addition to this, he was also the Founder and Managing Partner at WeFew.

In the events world, he has worked with some of the most iconic brands in food and beverage, gaming, and the telecommunications space including but not limited to,  Coca Cola, Nestle, Heineken, Corona, Nintendo, AfterShock, Vodafone, and British Telecom.

Jason is a member of the EMEA Board at Project Worldwide and the Trailblazers Industry Advisory Board for Event Industry apprentices.

Judging panel

Alistair Bryan

UK chief operating officer
Momentum Worldwide

Kate BM

Business Development Manager Sales Events
The London Reign Showclub

Sarah-Jane Benham

Managing Director
Kru Live

Hayley Lawrence

managing director
Brand and Deliver

Victoria Archbold

managing director
Hearst Live

Fran Derry

board director

michelle linaker

head of national events
Pride of Britain

Sarah Baumann


Chris Wareham

Managing Director
MASH Staffing

Jiri Bures

creative director
Imagination Ltd

Chris Whittle


Daisy Andrew

European events manager
Seedlip Drinks

Scott Cullather


Emma Lax

strategy director
Cake, Havas

David Herbuck


Jim Campling

president, UK marketing partnerships
Live Nation

Jason Megson

vice president, managing director
George P. Johnson

Damian Charles

group managing director
The Current Collective

Rachel Bateman

head of experiential

Nathan Homan

Creative Director
Rouge Events

Taj Sur

business director
Savvy Marketing