Dennis is the founder and Chief Executive of Major Events International (MEI). With over 14 years working on major events for both Thales and Atos and since forming MEI, he has first- hand experience of what organisers expect when supplying this iconic market for Olympic, World Cup series and regional events.
MEI has supported companies from Corporates to SMEs to help them win more business in major events from bidding, strategy and business case development, to in-country representation in host cities. Access to advice includes market sector and country expertise, technical advice about exporting, logistics and life support matters. MEI also runs a professional network of companies across all sectors who get market exposure, B2B connectivity and a variety of benefits all of which aim to help de-risk entry into new markets and increase the probability of success. This network is supported by sector specific Steering Groups with a unique mix of government, trade associations, prime contracts and subject matter experts.
His formative working years were in the UK Army where he retired in the rank of Colonel with a Command and Control and Security background. He lead requirements and major bid assessment teams, commanded at Regimental level and served in numerous multi-national organizations and on operations. Dennis is well connected internationally, having lived for eleven years outside UK, with an extensive network across many countries and industry. He is a regular contributor to journals and conferences. With MEI he has assembled a leadership team of unrivalled breadth and depth of skills and experience and used the principles of prime contracting to build a supplier community which MEI helps to win new business.
MEI is a single point of support for companies, host city agencies and organising committees. MEI clients and members are prepared to share their learning of mobilisation and delivery of previous events to help knowledge transfer from event to event with the benefit of more engagement and profile with end-clients. MEI has delivered missions to target countries, seminars and advice to a number of international government agencies whether inward investment or export related. The unique nature of the range of MEI services seeks to ensure that all parties achieve their objectives in the most efficient way.