London & Partners Convention Bureau Team

London & Partners is the official convention bureau for London. As part of the Mayor of London's promotional organisation, our team can help you access our city like no one else.

Convention Bureau Services

Fiona Plumpton

Head of Convention Bureau Services

Fiona manages our convention bureau services team and has a wealth of knowledge about London venues built up over 17 years in the industry.

Deanne Crane

Business Tourism Co-ordinator

As well as providing extra support to the sales and convention bureau teams, Deanne also blogs about her visits to London's most exciting venues on our blog's London Venue Scout feature.


Katarina Vargova

Convention Bureau Executive

With an extensive background in hospitality, Katarina understands how to help you unlock London and find a solution to your event needs.

Emilie Gousseau

Convention Bureau Executive

With a real passion for the event industry and the city of London. Emilie's role involves finding and creating the perfect solutions for your event in London.



Barbara Jamison

Head of Business Development - Europe

Barbara is responsible for European Business Tourism sales and strategy. She has extensive experience within all sectors of inbound tourism to London and the UK and is the current Site GB Chapter President. Barbara has lived and worked in France and Germany and is fluent in both languages.

Robert Ellwood

Business Development Manager - Europe

Robert joined London & Partners in 2013 bringing with him 10 years of destination marketing and business tourism experience. He previously promoted London Eastside as an emerging business district, giving him a deep understanding of London as a business destination.

North America and Long Haul

Chris Lynn

Vice President - North American & Emerging Markets

Chris has led overseas market development for business tourism since 2003, based in New York. With a focus currently on North and Latin America and experience in Asia Pacific. Chris loves to inspire clients to maximise their experience with London and secure business success.

Joshua Novick

Business Development Sales Executive - North America

Joshua joined London & Partners in 2013 after four years at a US-based tour operator specializing in European destinations. This knowledge of Europe and experience in sales now helps him cater to London & Partner's North American clientele and their needs.


Zanine Adams

Head of Event Solutions and UK Sales

At London & Partners since 2005, Zanine played a central role in helping National Olympic Committees with their hospitality needs during London 2012. Overseeing UK sales activity, she now applies expertise gained from an international career to create and amplify event opportunities across the city. Zanine is also very active within the events industry, having been President of ISES UK (International Special Events Society) in 2010.

Ruth Bennett

Business Development Manager - UK

Ruth specialises in the cool and quirky spaces in London and works closely with UK clients. She is currently Vice President of Memberships for the UK & Ireland Chapter of MPI.  


Becky Graveney

Head of Associations

Becky has been with London & Partners for nearly seven years and spearheads the proactive sales for association congresses internationally. Becky works closely with all the large venues, global hotels, and suppliers to create the London bid.

Susy Whittaker

Business Development Manager - Associations

Susy joined London & Partners in 2009, having previously worked for an online accommodation provider for the travel trade. She now works with the association team in a business development role.

Jerilee Pinto

Business Development Manager - Associations

With a background in hotel events and reservations, Jerilee started with London & Partners seven years ago, working in event solutions. She now focuses on business development for international associations and congresses.

Serena Tallarico

Associations Sales Executive

A fluent Italian and Spanish speaker, Serena joined London & Partners from Westminster University. Now part of the association team, Serena specialises in citywide housing and social venues.

Our London stories

Watch our convention bureau team reveal their favourite event venues and personal London stories.