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Venue: FARE, 11 Old St, London EC1V 9HL

Date: 20th June, 2023

Time: 1200-1400 BST

The Billion Dollar Lunch

Our panel has dared to think very big indeed. Whether it’s taking a disruptive b2c tech/media platform to $bns in market cap, building a global business to a $1bn sale, or pitching for and winning $1bn in new deals.

Join us over lunch and find out exactly what these speakers dedicate their success to.

The Media Entrepreneur Meetup is a global community of over 500 Founders and CEOs of independent media, information and events companies.


Douglas Emslie, CEO, Tarsus Group

Danny Fontaine, Founder, Pitch Masters and Creative Director UK & Ireland, IBM


Q & A Speakers 

Douglas Emslie, CEO, Tarsus Group

Douglas Emslie is CEO of Tarsus Group, which was sold to Informa for $940m in March 2023. He has been in the exhibition industry for 25 years and joined Tarsus when it launched in 1998. Prior to joining Tarsus he held senior management positions at Blenheim Group Plc and after its takeover, United Business Media plc. He led Tarsus’ move to grow its business in the emerging markets. Douglas is also a regular marathon and ultramarathon runner and an investor in Raccoon Media Group.

Danny Fontaine, Founder, Pitch Masters and Creative Director UK & Ireland, IBM

Danny is the go-to-market Creative Director for IBM Consulting UK&I and founder of the Experiential Selling Team (EST), focused on winning large deals in all sectors, and creating powerful communication strategies for IBM’s clients. Over the last 3 years he’s helped IBM sign over $1BN of work. Danny, a Media Entrepreneur Meetup member, founded the Pitch Masters podcast and will be hosting the Media Entrepreneur Pitch Competition this year.