Marco is a successful entrepreneur and investor with more than 25 years of intensive experience as Co-Founder and CEO in media, technology, and the events industry companies. In this capacity, he sits on Boards of Directors as well as on advisory boards and he assists co-founders and CEOs in consultative capacities to help drive business planning, growth, and strategy. Marco is Founder and CEO of Vesuvio Ventures, providing early stage entrepreneurs access to coaching, partnerships, advisory, and capital.
Denzil Rankine is the Executive Chairman of AMR International, a strategy consulting firm which he founded in 1991. His experience spans 35 years of advising businesses and investors on strategic development and acquisition throughout the world. This work has taken him to 35 countries.
After his early career that focussed on industrial products and the US, Denzil has increasingly advised businesses on growth strategy in technology, business media, information and specifically events. As author of five books on M&A, Denzil has been involved in numerous transactions in events, including the most significant ones.
At AMR, Denzil has driven innovation through concepts including Organiser of the future and Exhibitions 2.0. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and is also on select advisory boards in the events industry.