8 – 9 April 2019 Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai

Judges 2018

Thank you to our judges for lending your experience to the Middle East Special Event & Exhibition Awards 2018.

To ensure fairness, judges never see the names of entrants’ companies, and no judge has access to a category in which he or she has an entry.

Special Events Advisory Board

Mark Baltazar

CEO, Broadstreet, New York

Aaron Kaufman

CSEP, President Fifth Element, Toronto

Mark Baltazar

CEO, Broadstreet, New York

David Buckley

CSEP, Regional Sales Manager, AFR Event Furnishings, Pennsauken, N.J.

Caroline Lett

Director Campaign Events, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Patrick Cuccaro

Managing Director Affairs to Remember Atlanta

La Randa Mayes

Event Coordinator/Marshal’s Office, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.

Anne Finzer

Founder, CEO Corporate Event Organization, Edmonton, Alberta

Amil Mendez

Managing Partner, Showtime Events, Crofton, Md.

Andrew Gerstel

CEO, Windows Catering Co., Alexandria, Va.

Pam Patsavas

CSEP, Client Solutions Director, Freeman Co.


Karl Heitz

CSEP, DMCP, Operations Director Prologis Denver

Jen Poyer

CSEP, Senior Events Supervisor, Catalina Island Conservancy, Long Beach, Calif.

L. Gene Huddleson

Founder, Detail + Design, Indianapolis

J. Wilbur Smith

President, EventScapes, Atlanta