Chris Powell, The Event Expert , a specialist Business Trainer from Basingstoke | Expertbase

Chris P.'s Profile

The Event Managers Coach
Chris has been designing, planning and delivering events for the past 20 years. He has been a local authority event manager and director of a range of events, including exhibitions, food and beer festivals, press launches, music, arts and sports events and conferences, as well as a freelance event manager and coach helping a variety of organisations to deliver their events. Chris specialises in providing his clients with a full event management service, from conception to completion and everything in between.

As an event management trainer and lecturer, Chris is engaged by a range of organizations to deliver a variety of event management training courses. He trains and mentors people at all levels, from first-time event organisers and students right through to experienced event professionals.

With some 500 events completed with flying colours and over 2,500 event managers trained, Chris knows a thing or two about how to deliver successful events. His experience covers the full range of corporate events, such as showcase-style events, internal events and milestone events to name just a few. He has handled smaller-scale local events as well as major events with audiences numbering in their thousands. So Chris knows what works – and what works well.

Chris delivers a range of in-house and public open event management courses to first event planners right through experienced event professionals. His courses are designed to give delegates the confidence and skills to design, plan and deliver their own events. They cover business and community events right up to major events and festivals.

Events management experience:

* Major public, sports, arts and music festivals
* Corporate events such as conferences, seminars, exhibitions, dinners
* Voluntary, charitable, civic and community events
* International and regional events

Membership of professional organisations:

National Outdoor Events Association: Fellow of the Institute of Sport and Physical Activity: International Special Events Society: Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry:

Areas of event experience:

* Event design and creation and feasibility
* Planning and promoting events
* Producing and managing events
* Event Management Plans, Event Risk and Fire Assessments
* Site design and site plans
* Contractor selection, management, competency agreements
* On-site event management and coordination
* Programme design and implementation: speaker, act and entertainment    
* Emergency services liaison: Emergency Planning and Medical Services.  
* Crowd management – stewarding, security and staff briefing packs

Examples of organisations worked for:

Dior, Casio, Hockey Wales, PepsiCo, Houlder Limited, Winchester University, Heineken, IGS Paris, Hampshire County Council, GBC Learning, Reed Learning, Greenwell Conference Centre  (Austria) MTV, Council of Europe, Event Management Training Limited, Destination Worcester, Rugby Football Union, Enterprise M3, Skanska, TWA Marketing, various individuals, companies and local authorities.

Chris: Overview

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Chris's Elevator Pitch

I help companies and individuals design, plan and deliver their own outstanding events. I provide a series of bespoke in-house event management training courses

Chris's Clients

Destination Worcester
Enterprise M3
GBC Learning
Greenwell Conference Centre Austria MTV
Hampshire County Council
Hockey Wales
Houlder Limited
IGS Paris
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons The Hague
Reed Learning
Rugby Football Union
Visit Essex

Fluent Languages



How to organise outstanding corporate events - A practical
step by step guide to designing
planning and delivering successful corporate events. Published in July 2013

Career Highlights

2011 - Event Safety Management Diploma
University of Derby 2007 - The Training Foundation
Trainer Delivery Skills Certificate 1994 - BTEC Certificate in Management Studies 1994 - Institute of Sport
Parks and Leisure
Certificate in Leisure Management 1985 - BA Recreation and Leisure Management
Manchester University

Chris's Work Experience

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Chris's International Experience Visualised
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Chris: Insights

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Delivery Styles

In Person

Expert Category

Business Trainers

Travels from

Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Citizen of

United Kingdom




56 to 60

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Here Are Some Words And Phrase That Have Been Used To Describe Me Taken From Recent Course Evaluation And Testimonials Are Creative
Very Keen Attention To Detail
Real Can Do Approach
Really Reallyknows Events
Practical And Generous With His Tea And Biscuits!


I Enjoy Keeping Fit
The Countryside
Various Sports And Love Going To Events Of Course!

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Chris's Expertise

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Event Management

27 Years of Experience
I have been designing, planning and delivering public and corporate events for the past 20 years. All my event management courses are based on what I have been doing for a living which is organising events.


17 Years of Experience
I have been involved in planning and delivering exhibitions and trade shows for 10 years form concept to completion.

Health and Safety

27 Years of Experience
I have been involved in event health and safety policies and procedures for small scale events right up to major events and festivals. I am well versed in writing event risk assessments and Event Management Plans

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