OANA BIRGEAN

SHOW CO-ORDINATOR

With a background in stage and production management, Oana has spent the past few years travelling the world gaining experience in theatre and live events. She could recently be found exploring Europe as part of the tour management team of Holiday on Ice’s 75 year anniversary show.

DAWN DAVIES

SHOW MANAGER

Not only is Dawn Davies a Master of Wine and The Whisky Exchange's head buyer, she also leads the events team. With two decades of working in the drinks industry behind her, including time as a sommelier in London's top restaurants and as the head of Selfridges wine and spirits team, she's now added 'creating the world's finest drinks events' to her impressive portfolio.

DAVID FELICE

EVENTS MANAGER

Having been a teacher and ski instructor in his previous life, David wanted a return to the large shows he had previously organised and joined The Whisky Exchange events team ready for his next challenge. He's project managed everything from televised awards to international events and the opportunity to work on The Whisky Exchange's shows proved irresistible.

Alex Thompson

Events assistant

Prior to joining the events team, Alex worked in a variety of roles within the hospitality sector. While attending Cardiff University, Alex gained experience organising and managing events across England and Wales for a small independent bar company. In that role, Alex developed a life-changing passion for the wine and spirits industry and has since looked to expand his knowledge and skills. Most recently, he acquired a qualification in Japanese whisky from the House of Suntory.

Réaltín Ní Riada

Events Marketing Coordinator

Réa’s passion for the wine and spirits industry was born during her years organising and hosting events as wine brand ambassador in Tokyo, Japan for Pernod Ricard. It was here that she honed her marketing expertise and, upon returning to Europe in 2020, she sought to continue working with brands to create the biggest and best experiential events to be enjoyed by people all around the world.

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