Mala Patel

Event Director - Africa

Mala is responsible for supporting the development and launch of new events across the Bench portfolio. With over 20 years of event management experience; she is an expert at delivering on many different formats of business-to-business events and in her career has led the logistics teams for hosted buyer events as well as conferences. In her previous role as Head of Production she delivered high profile public policy conferences, working with top governmental officials.

Since joining the Bench, Mala has worked on client partnered events; the Morocco Tourism Investment Forum (MTIF) and The Hospitality & Tourism Summit. She has successfully managed the Global Restaurant Investment Forum (GRIF) and taken ownership of the Africa Hospitality Investment Forum (AHIF) driving and growing the event as the must attend event in Africa. In 2016, she launched AviaDev in 2016 alongside Jon Howell to add the aviation industry to this growing portfolio of events, Mala continues to develop new events and strategies to take the Bench further into the African and the Middle Eastern markets.

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