Melbourne-based Delegate Connect has secured two key hires as the virtual and hybrid events space continues to grow.
Bernadette Panton has been appointed Head of Industry Engagement in the APAC region. She was most recently at Talk2 Media and Events as Hosted Buyer Manager for the Asia Pacific Incentives and Meetings Event.
James Morritt has also joined the team to lead their UK and European business development. He was previously business development manager and enterprise executive for events management software firm EventsCase.
“The future of events is hybrid and virtual, and the industry is responding rapidly to that change,” said Delegate Connect director Jordan Walsh.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Bernadette to our team and look forward to deploying her formidable talent and experience in our mission to create the future of events, today.
“Bernadette is held in universally high regard across the Asia-Pacific meetings, incentives, conferences and events ecosystem and she will be uniquely placed in this role to drive the transformation of our industry as the world shifts to hybrid and virtual events.”
Panton said that she had joined the company because of the growth and promise of the hybrid and virtual events sector in a post-pandemic world.
“Our industry has seen rapid and irreversible change over the past year and our shift towards a hybrid, virtual and digitally enabled future has been accelerated dramatically,” she said.
“Delegate Connect is the company creating that future, not just here in Australia but globally. Their technology platform allows us to create events that are engaging, enriched and profitable, opening new possibilities for the entire events ecosystem.”