ShonaShona Thomson - Events Manager - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Shona is a Maputo-based freelance Events Manager with 15 years' experience spanning 4 continents. Originally from the UK, Shona has worked in Japan, France, USA, UK, Nigeria and now Mozambique.
Shona has a diverse range of events management experience ranging from seminars, workshops and trainings for the corporate sector, to fundraising, donor engagement and capacity-building events for NGOs. She has competence in 6 languages including Portuguese.

Professional Skills:

  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills to manage events from conception to execution
  • Strong research skills to define effective event content for specific target audiences
  • Writing and editing bilingual content for event programmes, communications and PR materials
  • Relationship-building skills to secure optimum speakers, supporters and partners for events
  • Fundraising and donor recruitment, management and engagement skills
  • Diverse and multilingual communications skills to interact with a diverse range of stakeholders

Previous Clients:

Private Sector: Institute for International Research (IIR), FT Conferences, IQPC, Environmental Finance, American Metal Market, MIS Training, Coaltrans Conferences, Metal Bulletin, Resourceful Events, Africa Confidential, Club of Mozambique, Pam Golding Mozambique
NGO Sector: Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Mozambique, Associação Livro Aberto, GOAL, International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, SelfHelp Africa, Action Against Hunger

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