Chris Powell

History and experience

Chris is Director of The Event Expert. He specialises in helping individuals and teams design, plan and deliver their own high-quality event experiences. Chris has been designing, planning and delivering events for the past 20 years. He has been a local authority events manager and events director for a range of events and festivals, as well as helping a variety of organisations to deliver their events as a freelance events manager and coach.

For the past 14 years, he has also been helping a range of businesses, associations and public sector officers develop their ideas, skills and confidence to go it alone: run their own events. With some 500 events successfully completed and over 2500 events managers trained, Chris knows a thing or two about the ‘how to’ of organising events.

He is also author of two event planning books How to deliver outstanding corporate events and an eBook How to organise successful events


Chris’s clients include major corporates, educational organisations, the public and charity sector, sport, tourism, UK and European training companies and a variety of marketing agencies and individuals. They include the likes of Christian Dior, Casio, Hockey Wales, PepsiCo, Houlder Limited, Winchester University, Heineken, IGS Paris, Greenwell Conference Centre (Austria), MTV, Visit Essex, Rugby Football Union, Ricoh, Enterprise M3, Skanska, Sharjah Tourism and Development Authority, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and various public sector bodies such Community First, Winchester City Council and Hampshire County Council.

Training style

Chris has a relaxed but intensely professional approach to his training. Delegates will leave inspired, full of ideas and importantly have a tried and tested event planning system to work from.

Some words that have been used to describe Chris, taken from recent course evaluations and testimonials, are:

Creative, personable, expert, very keen attention to detail, enthusiast, inspiring, passionate, engaging, funny, relaxed, captivating, knowledgeable, meticulous, practical and he really knows events!

What's the big idea… well, it's to give all delegates the confidence and skills to design, plan and deliver their own outstanding and rewarding events - from concept to completion and everything in between. 


Chris delivers training sessions for first-time and occasional event planners right through to experienced event professionals. His courses cover public and corporate events, exhibitions, exhibitor stand staff training, major events and festivals and sports, schools and community events. He does also design and deliver event subject specific courses, presentations and two to five day master classes.