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Alan Newton

Global Supply Chain Director – EventCom

I joined Grass Roots in the summer of 2009 following ten years in the meetings and events industry.  My primary role is to consolidate supplier sourcing across all areas of Grass Roots’ expertise with the intention of enhancing current processes and measurement criteria to deliver a best in class supply chain.  With a passion for delivering excellence and expertise to clients, I also support colleagues on the consolidation of events programmes to help reduce expenditure and increase efficiency.  

A Law degree sharpened my eye for detail and developed a keenness for negotiating, which are benefits in the events arena. 

Best practice, collaboration, and sharing knowledge & expertise are all areas I am passionate about, which served me well during my time on the Executive Committee of the HBAA from 2003-2009.  I am now keen to direct these passions into Eventia and the Education Committee.  I would like to work with education providers to promote our industry and develop talent through a range of educational initiatives, whilst collaborating with other industry associations to develop the best talent from within.

  • International Confex
  • Canada Tourism Commission
  • Event Assured
  • Active Events

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