Melissa Noakes

Head of Events and B2B Sponsorships, Santander
Melissa Noakes is a curator and creator of experiences. For the past 15 years she has delivered world-class events and experiences for Santander, Sony Mobile, Sony, Shell, L'Oreal, Budweiser and Disney to name just a few. She has a passion for building experiences that create impact and is regularly cited as one of the most influential people in the UK's event industry. She is the co-founder of ELEVATE, a UK wide mentoring programme for the events industry, and is a regular guest lecturer at Sheffield University for their Events degree.