Dr James Morgan is the Dean of the International Tourism and Hospitality College in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He was previously the course leader of the MA Tourism Management and MA Event Design programmes at at the University of Westminster, London. He is also the founder of Event Tech Lab, a partnership community for event technology companies, event professionals and investors. He was voted as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the Events Industry in the Eventex Global Awards in 2020 and 2019. Other awards include being in Eventbrite’s Top 100 Event Professionals in 2016; as well as being awarded the International Live Events Association’s top accolade, the J Robert Graves Pioneer Award for for his services to the association in the same year. He was also voted as one of the Top
20 Industry Changemakers for 2017 by US publication Meetings Net magazine. As a respected international speaker, writer for Mash Media and previously for Event MB, James judge’s industry awards in Europe, North America and the Middle East each year. As a truly international event professional, he is passionate about researching topics on experience design, attendee engagement and technology.