Renee Jacobs

Executive Vice President, Life Sciences & Commercial
Conferences & Exhibitions

Renee Jacobs has been actively involved in the meeting and event industry for 20+ years. Previously COO & Partner of WorldTEK Events she managed the International Air Transportation Association account which includes the annual World Cargo Symposium, Slots Conference and the World Financial Symposium. She has produced events all over the globe including Singapore, Doha, Shanghai, Dubai & Cape Town.

Prior to WorldTEK, Renée was Conference Director for The Journal of Commerce for nine years. As Conference Director of the JoC, Renée was responsible for producing a number of maritime conferences and exhibitions. She assisted greatly in the expansion of the division into the European and Asian conference market. In 2008, the Trans-Pacific Maritime Conference won Bronze Medal from Folio Magazine for Best Conference. Renée was nominated as a 2008 finalist in the 5th Annual Stevie Awards for Best Executive Women in Business Category: Service Businesses – up to 2,500 Employees.

Prior to 2000, Renée was a meeting planner at The Compass Group, a meeting planning company specializing in the pharmaceutical industry.

Currently as Executive Vice President for McVeigh, she oversees and manages the Conferences & Exhibitions department.

Renee received a BS in Commercial Recreation and Tourism at Montclair State University.

I started planning events at the young age of 16 years old through a high school work program. I started out as the assistant to the president of a 3rd party event management company and I have never looked back. I was picking out wines for my client before I was 18 years old and managing my own events before I even graduated high school. 25+ years later and still passionate about what I do. I love combining my joy of travel with the art of event management. Each day is a new adventure!