Speakers

Couture Events Worldwide / Couture Proposals / The WedEd

Hannah Connolley LinkedIn | Couture Events Worldwide | Couture Proposals | The WedEd

Hannah Connolley, entrepreneur and CEO of Couture Events Worldwide and Couture Proposals, is renowned for orchestrating unforgettable events for high-profile weddings and prestigious brands such as Emirates, Vogue, Tommy Hilfiger and Atlantis the Royal.

This year, her commitment extends beyond luxury events with the launch of her groundbreaking educational platform, The WedEd. With a dedication to innovation, Hannah is committed to empowering aspiring individuals to thrive in the dynamic world of weddings, shaping the future of wedding professionals globally.

Company Profile

Couture Events is a luxury event management company that handles everything from innovative concept development to expert planning and delivery. Founded in Dubai in 2004, the business has established a reputation for organising high-profile weddings, elegant corporate events, and memorable social occasions across the MENA region.

Couture Events has worked with hundreds of high-profile names, including Vogue, Emirates, Tommy Hilfiger and BMW, plus renowned hotel brands, such as Atlantis the Royal, Four Seasons, and Waldorf Astoria.

Business Growth Strategist

www.marindamalan.com | Marinda Malan Linkedin

Marinda is an accomplished leader with 20+ years of international experience across three continents, specialising in strategic marketing and commercial strategy. She is known for driving growth especially in the technology and telecom sectors and most notably held commercial leadership positions in MTN South Africa, and Etisalat UAE. She is seasoned in developing and executing market-entry strategies, overseeing large-scale product launches, and driving integrated programs to enhance customer value and revenue growth, while being particularly passionate about technology and its role in business.

Her expertise encompasses a broad spectrum, including business and marketing strategy, product marketing, go-to-market strategy and execution, revenue management, and customer marketing. She places a strong emphasis on data-driven decision-making and specialises in B2C subscription-based businesses.

In her consulting business, Marinda is empowers businesses to realise their potential through identifying their most profitable growth drivers, guides them towards excellence in operational execution.   

She holds a B Com Marketing (Honours), a Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business, a Professional Certification in Digital Marketing as well as a Professional Certification in AI in Business.

Fractal Systems

Thierry Louesse LinkedIn | Fractal Systems UAE LinkedIn | Fractal Systems UAE

Thierry spent the first 20 years of his career in leadership roles at international blue-chip companies. Fifteen years ago, he founded Fractal Systems in Dubai, a company focused on event technologies. Today, Fractal has broadened its services to offer solutions in Event Management, Film & TV Production, Facade Lighting, Structural Design & Engineering, and Water Sports among others, with multiple business units across the UAE and Saudi Arabia. Thierry is a strong advocate for Artificial Intelligence and ensures that his company and team remain at the forefronts of exploring, developing, and utilizing new AI-powered tools and experiences.

Company Profile

As the leading hub of innovative technologies with more than a decade of experience, Fractal Systems strive to redefine how your events are organized, executed, and experienced. With constant innovation and unparalleled expertise, we strive to enrich every moment, enable opportunities and engage your customers like never before. We specialize in Custom Display Solutions, Ai-powered Experiences, Immersive Rooms, Mechatronic Systems and much more. From complex engineering designs to Facade Lighting and interactive games, all under one-roof.