The Team


Team Members

Symon Rubens
Chief Executive Officer

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Symon Rubens has 25 years of experience in managing and growing business conference organizations across 5 continents. His conference career commenced at Terrapinn where he held production, sales, and management positions in Australia and Singapore, before becoming Managing Director of the Australasian operations in 2003. In 2007, he opened Terrapinn’s … read full profile

Giulia Jalmerot-Timarco
Director – Mining

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Giulia Jalmerot-Timarco was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. She speaks 6 languages – Swedish, English, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and French. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Business Administration from LUISS University in Rome. She has over 10 years of experience planning, producing, and executing different events, including mid … read full profile

Kyle Cornish
Director of Marketing and Technology

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A native Kansan, Kyle Cornish joined the Energy Conference Network Team as a Marketing Manager and is now Director of Marketing and Technology. A lifelong fan of the Jayhawks, Kyle’s dream was to play basketball at the University of Kansas – however, the lack of a required growth spurt and … read full profile

Pam Pierce
Operations Director

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Pam Pierce is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has lived in Houston for over 15 years. She earned her undergraduate degree from LSU and a master’s degree from the University of Houston. Pam spent the first part of her career in Education, as a teacher of teachers, in … read full profile

Jessica Angsomwine
Partnerships Manager

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Jessica’s experience includes working directly in higher education for Ellucian, the world’s largest provider of technology services and solutions for higher education. Jessica spent eight years directly engaged in supporting chief information officers at over 75 colleges and universities to ensure world-class service and technology transformation are being delivered. Jessica began her career … read full profile

Laura Jimenez
Customer Success Manager / Finance Specialist

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Laura is a Customer Support Manager and Finance Specialist with over 20 years of hospitality expertise in the US, Mexico, and Vietnam. From front-line representative to inspiring leader, she’s driven by a passion for delivering exceptional experiences. With a customer-centric approach, Laura’s achievements in exceeding performance indicators and fostering strong … read full profile

Omair Khan
Marketing Specialist

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Omair Khan is an experienced event marketing professional with over 18 years in the event industry. He is working with Energy Conference Network for over a year now. He is originally from Pakistan and has professional degrees in Computer Science and Marketing. He has worked for world-renowned event companies like … read full profile

Raida Hicks
Conference Producer

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Raida has over 20 years of experience in developing and delivering training and professional learning programs in Information Technology, Leadership and Business Strategy for IT and Senior Executive Leaders in Government, Construction, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Healthcare, and Energy industries in the USA, Australia, and New Zealand. She has established … read full profile

Zia Durrani
Conference Producer

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Based in New York City, Zia Durrani is a seasoned Conference Producer and an Adjunct Professor of Public Speaking at Saint John’s University. With a profound expertise in orchestrating large-scale conferences, leading cross-functional teams, conducting market research, and establishing vital relationships with executives in various … read full profile

Erica Oghoghorie
Conference Producer

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Erica Oghoghorie’s goal is to connect people through content. Since 2016, she has worked as a Conference producer across various industries, including MICE, procurement, HR, and advertising. She holds undergraduate, and master’s degrees from De Montfort University, Leicester and is currently a Conference Producer at Energy Conference Network. Erica loves … read full profile