Christine has nearly 20 years experience in international events, building her knowledge through operational roles before moving into a management capacity. During her early career as a Project Leader she worked for several agencies across France and organised a variety of international events, ranging from 10 to 1000 attendees - across all industry sectors.
She took her first steps into management for a major travel management company in 2004, developing a strong network of business relationships with hotels chains, DMC's and airlines companies. She left to pursue academia and, building on her Tourism degree, went on to obtain a master in international procurement. This completed her 360 degree view of the industry which has equipped her to deliver global solutions meeting a range of client needs.
As Director France, Christine oversees operations as well as international business development from the Paris office. She believes in delivering excellent client service and although an avid fan of new technology and innovation, remains focused that great people are the key to a great event.
Johann-Henrik is the latest addition to the management team at Banks Sadler, managing the German office and overseeing new business for the market.
With over 15 years' experience, he developed his taste for events as a conference manager, organizing industry meetings and annual congresses all over the world for CIOs and IT Managers. In this role, he also developed the IT Strategy Award, a prize for outstanding IT strategies as well as establishing various advisory boards for the IT and Telecoms industries. During this time, he was involved in the process management for the merger of two market leading conference companies.
His next step was as Head of Department for recruiting events at a leading HR consultancy. In this role, he was responsible for developing new segments of business and specifically designed workshops, to bring companies and potential employees together successfully.
Before joining Banks Sadler, Johann-Henrik was Managing Director of a full service event management agency, specialising in pharmaceutical congresses and seminars and quickly established effective processes and new event concepts for the company drawing on his experiences from the conference and the IT industries.
As Country Director Germany, Johann-Henrik is looking forward to work together with the German clients with creativity and efficiency to lead their events to success.
Julie is responsible for the sales and business development throughout our European and US offices. She sold her first event, a fashion show, and project managed it back in 1993 for a well known newspaper group. Having found her calling, she quickly progressed to working with clients on projects such as product launches, conferences and exhibitions.
She joined Banks Sadler in 2001 in a business development role, before taking up the position of Business Development Director and eventually moving on to her current position.
Before joining the company she spent five years living and working in the Middle East and North Africa managing events across various industry profiles.
In her time with the company, Julie has won and managed a multitude of prestigious projects, clients and events.
As Group Sales Director, she targets new revenue opportunities for the Banks Sadler. This sees her working with the procurement, marketing and communications teams and also the travel managers to cultivate and grow new accounts.
Julie is your first port of call if you want to find out how the Banks Sadler team can work with you on future projects. Contact her to discuss how our modern, consultative approach can help you manage everything from your incentives and venue sourcing, to logistics and conference management.
Saxon heads up US operations from our New York office, bringing a wealth of experience to the senior management team from his background in PR, marketing and event logistics.
His events career started in Australia 15 years ago, working on marketing and incentive campaigns for large blue chip clients. With a degree in public relations, Saxon honed his skills across a variety of industries including PR, B2B marketing, consumer campaigns, public events, corporate events and incentive travel.
In 2004 Saxon made the move to London to broaden his experience, and whilst working for PR and meeting agencies, project managed events for Jaguar, The Football Association and Shell Motorsport as well as the annual ABTA Convention. The following year he took a management role within the logistics delivery team of a leading medical communications agency, running symposia, advisory boards, investigator meetings and congresses.
Saxon joined the Banks Sadler team in 2006, running incentive events for a large IT client. He developed quickly into the role; heading up large complex events and meetings before being promoted to the account lead in 2010.
As Director, North America, Saxon remains dedicated to delivering exceptional events whilst growing our Stateside offering.