Meet Anna Baniuk, Head of VIP Relations for the Networks team


Anna Baniuk

Anna is an experienced conference professional who specialises in networking and VIP/C-level relationship building; she ensures our attendees maximise on the networking opportunities during each event by creating networking platforms for operators and vendors to connect.

Anna works closely with our sponsors for each event to identify their targets and understand their objectives. She builds relationships with senior level service providers, offering a superior event experience, whilst also ensuring they are happy to meet with our sponsors.

NO other telco events company offers such a high-value networking service!

Pre-scheduled Meetings

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Anna works closely with our sponsors and exhibitors to build relationships between them and our senior level service provider attendees. She works with our sponsors to create a bespoke wish list of attendees they would like to meet during the event and then helps facilitate this through exclusive one-to-one meetings and introductions onsite.

This ensures our sponsors optimise their time during the conference, meaning they can more easily measure, and maximise, event ROI.

“Event was wonderful, well put together and managed. Especially appreciated all the work done by Informa team to set up introductions and meetings with vendors & partners. Enjoyed the intimacy of the environment and accessibility. Very successful in my mind”

Kyle Williams, Business Development, US Cellular

“Extremely professionally organised. Lauren was amazing with scheduling. Extremely impressed, great value”

Tyler Kratz, CEO, DAS Communications

Speed Networking

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Enjoy the benefits of networking by participating in our VIP speed networking sessions, which take place during the morning refreshment breaks. This is a guaranteed chance to pitch your most successful solutions to senior operator delegates – meet 20 senior operator decision-makers in 30 minutes.

All exhibitors and sponsors have the opportunity to take part. Swap business cards and pitch your most promising products and services. If there is mutual interest you have the ideal platform from which to follow up later.

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“Found the speed networking concept quite interesting and innovative; overall the conference has been very productive for us”

Rahul Iyer, Technical Marketing Engineer, Ixia

“Very happy with VIP Service and speed networking sessions. We’re very happy with the level of interaction and engagement we had with key decision makers that attended the event.”

Joe Cumello, CMO, Cyan

“Really liked the speed networking. Very efficient. Good results. Great way to get everyone to stop and pay attention for a few minutes”

Kelly Whiting, Director, Strategic Partnerships, YUME

Case Study: SDN WORLD

200 attendees

At SDN World a total of 42 meetings were organised for sponsors in advance of the event from a wide range of operator and analyst companies. In addition, another 24 informal introductions were made onsite at the event.

Sponsor: VMWare

VMWare had a total of 8 pre-scheduled meetings with senior level operator attendees organised for them and they were then introduced to a further 5 key target individuals onsite at the event. These meetings were conducted with very high level attendees from operator companies – including Director of Transversal Projects and Innovation, CEO, Vice President, Chief Architect (amongst others).

VMWare gave some excellent feedback on the event:

“I wanted to take a moment to extend my highest compliments on the superb work of two employees, Lauren Menzies and Emilly Farrar. Both have been highly attentive, kept events and sessions perfectly on track and maintained an attitude of friendly professionalism throughout the proceedings. We will return, thanks to their efforts on our behalf.”

Bill Wright, Senior Manager, Global Strategic Planning, VMWare

Get in touch

If you would like to enquire about taking part in Speed Networking or would like further information on our networking services please contact:

Anna Baniuk
Head of VIP Relations
T: +44 (0) 207 017 7371