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Simon Burton

Simon Burton


Simon is a serial entrepreneur in the event industry. His work includes trade shows, awards, conferences and networking events, as well as a best-selling book – The Event Professionals Handbook. He has launched and sold 3 trade shows and 3 awards campaigns. Projects include: Exhibiting Show, Energy Solutions Expo, Great British Entrepreneur Awards, Football Business Awards and Charity Film Awards.
He is a widely recognised as a champion for the power of face-to-face marketing, social media and story-telling. Exhibition News once said of him “Ten minutes in Simon’s company and you’ll be convinced of the awesome power of live events.”
In 2020 Simon was one of the original founders of the Virtual Events Institute and the Virtual & Hybrid Event Awards.
He has written and presented around the world about themes like “Extending the Event Horizon”, “ The Awesome Power of Live Events” and “How to Exhibit” for more than 20 years.
In his spare time his passions are Arsenal FC, classic rock, his PS5, pop culture and the countryside.