'We need to shout more about how events can enhance companies' objectives'

'We need to shout more about how events can enhance companies' objectives'

2019 A-List: Holly Bedford is an account manager at First Event.

'We can learn from young talent - they bring enthusiasm and inspire the team'

'We can learn from young talent - they bring enthusiasm and inspire the team'

A-List 2019: Pamela Benitez is head of events at Paragon.

'People are in this industry for the variety - the dream is that the job keeps changing'

'People are in this industry for the variety - the dream is that the job keeps changing'

A-List 2019: Alexander Bright is the managing director of Audience.

'I'm sure that most event professionals would want to get their hands on Fyre Festival'

'I'm sure that most event professionals would want to get their hands on Fyre Festival'

A-List 2019: Rachel Capell, senior producer & business leader at cievents.

'Young people bring new energy and thinking, and are in touch with what's going on'

'Young people bring new energy and thinking, and are in touch with what's going on'

A-List 2019: Steve Catling is the director of Hippo Events.

'I don't think I would have had the same opportunity and support in a bigger company'

'I don't think I would have had the same opportunity and support in a bigger company'

A-List 2019: Olivia Chilton, senior account executive at Clear Partners.

'We often see details brushed over - that's the sort of thing we take seriously'

'We often see details brushed over - that's the sort of thing we take seriously'

A-List 2019: Catherine Coulter, director of BeaconHouse Events.

'Push the boundaries - if someone says something can't be done, I'll find a solution'

'Push the boundaries - if someone says something can't be done, I'll find a solution'

A-List 2019: Matt Culverhouse, chief executive of TEN6 Creative.

'My motto is kill with kindness - asking for things with a smile will get you further'

'My motto is kill with kindness - asking for things with a smile will get you further'

A-List 2019: Alice Franks, marketing event manager at CWT.

'We should try to eliminate industry jargon and buzzwords, they can be alienating'

'We should try to eliminate industry jargon and buzzwords, they can be alienating'

A-List 2019: Lizzie Herring, Black Tomato Agency's senior project manager.

'A call is always better than an email'

'A call is always better than an email'

A-List 2019: Adam Hirst, account director at Banks Sadler.

'Events can be really stressful, so it's important to have a laugh along the way'

'Events can be really stressful, so it's important to have a laugh along the way'

A-List 2019: Kate James, account director at Clive.

'I don't think event management degrees know enough about real-life events'

'I don't think event management degrees know enough about real-life events'

A-List 2019: Fiona Kelly, senior project manager, The Turner Agency.

There is an industry expectation for people to 'work for free' to get experience

There is an industry expectation for people to 'work for free' to get experience

A-List 2019: AOK Events' senior account manager Louise O'Keeffe.

'Your phone and computer have off buttons and you do deserve a break sometimes'

'Your phone and computer have off buttons and you do deserve a break sometimes'

A-List 2019: Francesca Secola, event manager, Pure Events

'The industry is so wasteful, it's a shame'

'The industry is so wasteful, it's a shame'

A-List 2019: Smyle's production manager Nick Thomas.

'If agencies paid more attention to training they would have a higher retention rate'

'If agencies paid more attention to training they would have a higher retention rate'

A-List 2019: Sam Ward, lead projects & event manager, Brandfuel.

'Giving young talent a chance to be hands-on with an event is so important'

'Giving young talent a chance to be hands-on with an event is so important'

A-List 2019: Sammi Wratten, event manager at TAG.

'I'd love to create a large-scale show for the industry that focused on sustainability'

'I'd love to create a large-scale show for the industry that focused on sustainability'

A-List 2019: Tess Ashwin is sales manager at Right Angle Corporate.

'As an industry we need to be braver in telling clients we need more time'

'As an industry we need to be braver in telling clients we need more time'

A-List 2019: Meredith Bloom is an account director at Clive.

'There are a lot of opportunities out there, but the industry has problems with diversity'

'There are a lot of opportunities out there, but the industry has problems with diversity'

A-List 2019: Daniel Broadberry is a senior producer at Brands at Work

'I'm fortunate to work on events that you sometimes have to pinch yourself at'

'I'm fortunate to work on events that you sometimes have to pinch yourself at'

A-List: Michael Charles, creative director, Julia Charles Event Management.

'My MD gives me additional roles to help me learn, and experiences to develop my skills'

'My MD gives me additional roles to help me learn, and experiences to develop my skills'

A-List 2019: Anna Clarke is senior account executive at Ex Events.

'To hear Michelle Obama say we'd done a great job and get a hug was incredible'

'To hear Michelle Obama say we'd done a great job and get a hug was incredible'

A-List 2019: Kylie Davies, account director & general manager, emc3.

'Our student placements usually get a job afterwards - they become an asset to us'

'Our student placements usually get a job afterwards - they become an asset to us'

A-List 2019: Clare Fagg, head of live at Penguins.

'Without agencies taking a punt on me at 19, I'd never be in the role I'm in today'

'Without agencies taking a punt on me at 19, I'd never be in the role I'm in today'

A-List 2019: Rachel Foley, senior event manager at Corporate Events.

'It's good to experience the culture of a location first-hand for proposing incentives'

'It's good to experience the culture of a location first-hand for proposing incentives'

A-List 2019: Becky Garnett senior project executive In2Events.

'We matter to the event as much as the production and budget'

'We matter to the event as much as the production and budget'

A-List 2019: Tom Harrington, account director Quintessentially Travel.

'Our work-­life balance needs to improve - we do long hours, especially on­site'

'Our work-­life balance needs to improve - we do long hours, especially on­site'

A-List 2019: C2events' account manager Sophie Hopes.

'There is a big issue of burnout in agencies, there is no quiet season any more'

'There is a big issue of burnout in agencies, there is no quiet season any more'

A-List 2019: Charlotte Jarman is senior account manager at Top Banana.

'A lot of clients use agencies as bait to get cross quotes, which isn't a fair way of working'

'A lot of clients use agencies as bait to get cross quotes, which isn't a fair way of working'

A-List 2019: Stephen McIntosh, head of experiential at Audience.

'It's important to demonstrate that you can work out of your comfort zone'

'It's important to demonstrate that you can work out of your comfort zone'

A-List 2019: Georgia O'Rourke, event manager MCI Experience.

'Hard work mixed with a bit of personality gets you everywhere'

'Hard work mixed with a bit of personality gets you everywhere'

A-List 2019: Dan Solen, events director at GOTO Events.

'Surround yourself with collaborative and 'can-do' people you can rely on'

'Surround yourself with collaborative and 'can-do' people you can rely on'

A-List 2019: Adam Stanley, commercial director at Event Concept.

'You can only plan 95% of an event, there's 5% you can never predict'

'You can only plan 95% of an event, there's 5% you can never predict'

A-List 2019: Abigail White, event manager, OrangeDoor.

In pictures: The 2019 A-List party

In pictures: The 2019 A-List party

The Savoy hosted this year's A-List party for young rising talent in partnership with Meet in Ireland.