Meetup lunch
16 January 2023
(postponed from 13 December) – NOW FULLY BOOKED

The Media Entrepreneur Meetup is for Founders and CEOs of independent events, media and subscriptions companies.

Star guest Q&A: Leading in uncertain times

Postponed due to possible rail strikes, we start 2023 with a Meetup lunch, networking and Q&A with two very special Founders in the hot seats.

Meet-up Co-host Piers Bearne will be teasing out stories and lessons from our guests, as we explore their leadership journeys to inspire us as we head into 2023.

J’Amy Stewart, co-founder and former CEO of Infonetics Research led the business from start-up to exit before working with a range of businesses as a strategic advisor. J’Amy is now enjoying a new adventure building Easy Way to Health.

Simon Foster has been a recognised leader in events and media for 30 years, helming businesses at UBM, Comexposium before founding The ARC Group.

For more details about the Media Entrepreneur Meetup, click here or get in touch with Co-Host Simon-Crompton Reid.

Q & A Speakers

J’Amy Stewart, Co-founder and CEO of Infonetics

At Infonetics, J’Amy led the team from the ground up, expanding sales and operations across North America, Europe and Asia. Her strategy includes fostering two-way loyalty and genuine trust with our team and clients; communicating clearly and often; rewarding the team; and hiring when others are firing.

Infonetics clients were often surprised by the company size, assuming at least three times the employees based on how much market intelligence they produced. This level of efficiency was achieved by creating replicable processes that the entire company adhered to and continually improved, all while keeping the work environment warm, inclusive and fun.

Leading EW2Health combines business and technology acumen, behavioral research background, and survey methodology expertise with J’Amy’s lifelong passion for health and wellness.

Simon Foster, Group CEO of ARC

ARC is a global events, data, and information group that aims to create the future of networking by connecting communities.

Before establishing ARC, Simon was CEO of Comexposium, where he led the transformation and delivered a highly successful PE sale.
He spent 19 years with UBM, notably as CEO of UBM EMEA and UBM Americas and had a strong track record of driving organic and acquisition-driven growth, launching products globally, cultivated and built partnerships, opened and grew in-region business infrastructures, and delivered strong profits.
Simon has led rapid growth in his businesses through his expertise in international development, acquiring and integrating businesses, building leadership teams, and implementing enterprise-wide strategic focus. He continuously seeks to build teams and processes that thrive from disruption and propel the business and industry forward.

Simon is Chair of the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) International Working Group and a member of the Independent Organisers Network (ION). As well, he is Non-Executive Director of Rego and a Board Trustee of Dreams Come True children’s charity