About Rachel

Over the past 14 years I’ve organised big events, small events, high profile events, intimate gatherings and I treat them all the same, like the most important job I will ever do. I bring my experience and personal level of service to clients in the region and beyond, if you hire me you can rest assured you are in safe hands.

I began my events career in a basement in a North Yorkshire town in the UK, quite by accident. My boss won a contract for a conference in London, had no events department so asked for a volunteer – I love a challenge, and had organised a Ball for the local hockey club so stepped up. Little did I know that following the initial one day conference in London my next event would be a 3 day conference in Dubai with a full social programme.

Of course I loved international events, and went on to organise conferences in Mauritius, Hong Kong and Singapore.

In 2007 we moved to Dubai and I set up my company Eighteen7Events, where I continued to manage numerous conferences across the GCC and Europe primarily for the oil & gas sector.

I am delighted to be organising the STEP Arabia Branch Conference, along with networking events, and technical conferences between now and the end of 2016, and I am looking forward to several new projects as we move into 2017.

Why you should use Rachel to run your event

  • My clients trust me 100% – they know their event is in safe capable hands
  • I treat event budgets as if it were my own money, I make every penny work hard
  • I’m not happy with “Ok” I want “that’s fantastic!”
  • Small details matter, I cross every “t” and dot every “i”
  • I listen, absorb information and then give constructive feedback