Melanie Shah, The Drum
Melanie Shah
Head of Event Content
The Drum

Melanie leads the global event content team at The Drum which oversees all topic curation and speaker and judge recruitment for our conferences and awards. Prior to this, she worked for a news media members association, WAN-IFRA, in Germany for 10 years, where she produced conferences, seminars, training courses and study trips for news media executives around the world. She was instrumental in launching new events for the (back in the early 00s) burgeoning world of online media and leading multi-media journalism workshops. Moving back to London in 2008, Melanie freelanced for a few years, curating content for a number of shows including Technology for Marketing and London Tech Week. With over 20 years’ experience in B2B events, it’s safe to say her passion lies firmly in events, producing engaging, relevant content and facilitating new working relationships between delegates.