'Having a mentor is invaluable'

A-List 2020: Loren Wilson is a producer at Aspect.

What kind of events do you work on?

Leadership meetings, conferences, exhibition management, AGMs, incentives, video production coaching and training.

What's been the highlight of your career so far?

Being promoted to a producer. I could not wait to change my email signature!

What's the most important lesson you've learned?

Slow down. In such a fast­ paced industry, it's hard not to feel like you have to do everything extra quickly, but rushing is when you make mistakes. It's amazing how much more you see if you just take the time to think, digest and then respond.

Do agencies do enough to develop young talent?

Some agencies do! Aspect has given me every opportunity to develop.

Having a mentor is invaluable. If I look at my career trajectory, the times when I've excelled directly correspond to having had the support of a mentor.

What needs to change in the events industry?

The sheer amount of work that goes into planning any event. As most people only see a seamlessly run event, they don't realise the amount of time that has gone into the planning, the challenges faced and the number of people involved in making it happen.

What would be your dream event to work on?

An interstellar Grand Prix with racing spaceships and star hopping. Guest experience would be to drive your own spaceship and for entertainment, it would have to be a huge ABBA reunion, with ABBA dressed in silver catsuits.

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