Q&A

Leon Hughes

Made it happen for…  
During my time at The Celtic Manor Resort I have been responsible for delivering over 300 events, but a career highlight would have to be leading the planning for the American PGA and all their delegation at the 2010 Ryder Cup. The communication had to be very effective and the demand on the team was immense, but we always focused on the bigger picture whilst making sure that we paid attention to the smallest detail. I believe it’s so vital to treat every event as important as the last and I’m always looking to exceed the expectations of clients, whoever they may be.

Leading the way
As Head of Events I’m very proud and excited to be part of the biggest and best convention centre in Wales. Our team can’t wait to demonstrate the legendary Welsh hospitality at its finest – personal, friendly, informal and relaxed, yet still professional and efficient. We trust that working as a team we can achieve anything and look forward to making this happen for all events at ICC Wales.

Future features
I like all the innovative and geeky features at ICC Wales! The loading ramps and devisable walls make the venue so versatile, flexible and accessible. Whatever the client needs, we’ll have it covered.

Dream job
Music is a massive part of my life so to be able to bring events to ICC Wales that promote music is a very exciting prospect. There is also the potential to hold intimate, live concerts which I would love to be part of.

Leon Hughes
Head of Event Management