Joanna Stephens

– Director of Publishing

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Joanna Stephens became involved in conference and event promotion while working for the Amsterdam-based Roto Smeets de Boer Publishing Group in the late Eighties.

As editor-in-chief of Roto Smeets' business publications, Joanna was responsible for a range of high-level business-led titles, as well as specialist magazines supporting major European trade fairs, such as CeBIT, the HISWA yachting event, the ANUGA and SIAL food fairs, and the Ecotech environmental forum.

She also produced magazines for Hertz, the European Rotogravure Association (ERA), KLM Royal Dutch Airline, and the Dutch foreign affairs ministry.
Joanna relocated to the UK in 1998, and since then has worked as a sub-editor and journalist on Reed MIDEM Organisation publications for the MIPCOM, MIPTV, MIDEM, MAPIC and MIPIM trade events - a position she maintains until the present day.

She has also been a sub-editor/feature writer for various TV, music and media trade publications, including Television Business International, C21 Media, TV Europe, TV International, TV Asia. The Musician, and Locations. In addition, she is a regular contributor to publications produced for the Cannes Lions advertising festival and the Rose Díor festival.

During the last eight years, she as also worked as a freelance copywriter and PR consultant for Bray Leino Advertising, KLM, Primavera Skin Care, Feadship Yachtbuilders and SBS Security Services.

Joanna graduated from the Lycee de LíHarteloire, Brest, France and Oxford & County College, Oxford, UK.

 
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