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Our Team

We are a team of internationally experienced B2B strategy consultants with an exceptional track record of solving the challenges in our clients.  We take pride in having a diverse team that provide deep experience and knowledge in Europe, America, Middle East an Asia covering diverse B2B sectors.

The MBB-Consulting Group Team

Matthias Tesi Baur

CEO & Founder

Senior exhibition professional with more than 18 years of experience. Before founding MBB-Media, he helped build the businesses of leading exhibition organisers Messe Frankfurt, Reed Exhibitions and UBM holding the roles of Global e-business Director, Portfolio Director and Business Development Director. He is also Chairman of the UFI Digital Innovation Committee.

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Sandrine Pittaway

Senior Education & Project Manager

Sandrine has a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Geneva. She has experience in Client facing roles, investment research and project management, having previously worked in Private Banking and Investment Banking division at UBS AG and Lloyds Bank TSB, as well as Thomson Reuters. Sandrine is currently based in London.

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Fiona Hurd

Senior Consultant

Fiona has a Master’s degree in Managing Change and Innovation from the University of Brighton. An experienced consultant of complex change across sectors. She specialises in bringing teams together to harness creativity and develop strategic vision with senior leadership teams. She previously worked with the United Nations and the UK Parliament.

Sarah Schwering

Senior Consultant

Sarah has a first class marketing degree and a post graduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
An experienced research, strategy and business development consultant, she worked at the London based consultancy AMR International for 8 years after which she freelanced from India, China and now Germany.

Christian Poell

Senior Consultant

Christian has a degree in economics from the University of Cologne and more than 12 years of experience within the trade fair and event industry. Among other things, he worked for RX Germany & Austria for eight years in various roles and functions. He has held several roles and positions, such as head of sales in different companies or project manager of leading trade fairs. His strengths lie in the combination of sales management and project management. Christian is currently based in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Paul Dominguez

Digital Strategist

Paul has 20 years of expertise gained across a range of leading B2b and B2c media and events companies, including UBM, Hearst, Ocean Media Group. Having led on a number of key business transformations, he is responsible for creating new revenue streams, delivering turn-around of traditional business models, and growing reach, audience, and lead generation.

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Paul Woodward

Chairman, Paul Woodward Advisory

Paul Woodward has been involved in business events for almost 40 years, spending 25 of those based in Asia. He has been working as a consultant to the global trade fair industry since 2000 and served as Managing Director of UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry from 2010 - 2015. He is Chairman of Business Strategies Group in Asia and heads Paul Woodward Advisory, working around the world.

Tony Calanca

Principal, Calanca & Associates LLC

Senior exhibition professional with over three decades of experience leading in the exhibition industry, managing domestic and international trade and consumer shows for Reed Exhibitions (RX), Advanstar, UBM and Informa. Most recently, Tony served as Executive VP at Informa Markets.

Chris Meyer

CEO of Chris Meyer Global

Senior exhibition professional with a wealth of experience from his former role as Executive Director of the World Trade Center (WTC) Las Vegas.

Andrew Furness

Exhibition Strategy and Sustainability Consultant

Andrew Furness is specialised in sustainability, commercial due diligence and business strategy. Andrew has held a number of senior roles within market leading companies and before becoming a consultant in 2018, he was a Divisional Director at Tarsus Group where he oversaw the management of the Group’s Turkish portfolio.

Sarnit Karunyavanij

Senior Consultant

Sarnit has been in the exhibition and convention industry for over 20 years, with experience in assisting JVs and project launches in Thailand and South East Asia.

Dan Read

Special Advisor for the Americas

Dan Read is joining the MBB network as Special Advisor for The Americas. Dan has extensive global experience in the event and Tradeshow industry having held leadership positions across a variety of organizations including UBM (now Informa), ITE Group (now Hyve), RX Global and CloserStill Media. Dan’s experience spans the for-profit and non-profit and association spaces, having led the development of organizations through organic growth initiatives with launches and brand extensions, led wholesale restructuring projects and delivered numerous M&A deals across the world.