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The Meetings Show Tomorrow’s Talent Winner spotlight: Eleanor Harding, Age UK

The Meetings Show recently announced the winners of its Tomorrow’s Talent competition, an initiative which aims to champion talented newcomers to the industry and provide a platform for nurturing, mentoring and supporting the industry leaders of the future.

Over the coming days, PA Life will throw the spotlight on each of the winners, continuing with Eleanor Harding…

Eleanor Harding, senior events organiser at Age UK, has worked in and around live events since she graduated in 2012. Selection for the 2019/2020 Fast Forward 15 mentoring programme gave Eleanor further motivation, inspiration and experience – not least helping to pivot a live charity challenge while in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What does it mean to be a Tomorrow’s Talent 2021 winner?

It’s so nice to get recognition alongside wonderful events professionals. Tomorrow’s Talent has given me such a confidence boost.

What has been the biggest challenge you’ve faced this past year, with regards to your career?

Adapting to virtual events has been really challenging but also quite exciting. I never really regarded myself as someone that was tech savvy, I just tried to learn as much as possible to bring audiences together in a time that we all felt so apart.

What do you love most about the sector?

The people! There’s such a ‘we’re all in this together’ mentality and this has become even more apparent during the pandemic. As soon as I found out I had been furloughed last year I went onto LinkedIn, reached out to my industry contacts and instantly I wasn’t alone in the experience.

The Meetings Show takes place on September 30th and October 1st at ExCeL London. To find out more and register to attend, click here.