About Us

GCN Talent is the talent acquisition partner of choice for senior-level candidates and clients within the conference, exhibition, virtual and live events industries worldwide.

Run by former industry practitioners from the B2B conference and exhibition industries, we provide an effective and efficient recruitment service offering expert consultation, in-depth sector knowledge and an unrivalled network of senior-level contacts.

GCN Talent is the recruitment arm of the Global Conference Network which was established to provide quality information, events and services for the global conference and live events industries. As part of the Global Conference Network, we are positioned right at the heart of the industry and are therefore able to introduce you to clients and candidates that would be traditionally hard to reach.

You can meet our team below and find out more about how we can help you with your job search or hiring needs.

Kevin Hosier


Kevin has been involved with the conference and exhibitions sector since 1994, working in content production and management with a variety of companies including IIR/Informa, Emap, and DMG, before establishing Media Types, his own recruitment business serving the industry in 2001. Prior to co-founding GCN Talent with the Global Conference Network, Kevin was Head of Global Recruitment and Talent Management at UBM (Conferences).

Rebecca May

Marketing Consultant

Rebecca looks after the marketing at GCN Talent, from our social media through to the production of our industry white papers and guides. Initially beginning her career in financial recruitment as an office manager, she quickly moved into recruitment marketing, helping to build networks and spread brand messages and opportunities. Rebecca has also worked in events marketing which gave her an in-depth insight into what makes the events industry tick – both in terms of the events themselves and the people behind them.

GCN Talent always ensure they understand the requirements of the business and the type of candidate we are looking for through close consultation with us. As part of that, they only send the best candidates, making the recruitment process efficient and enjoyable! I would highly recommend GCN Talent.

General Manager
Capacity Conferences/Euromoney plc

I’d like to express my gratitude to you personally for facilitating this opportunity. Of every recruiter I reached out to you, have been by far and away the best and most diligent.

Commercial Partnerships Manager
Business Intelligence & Events

The team at GCN talent are always one of the ‘must-calls’ when recruiting. The reason I like to work with them is that they take time to get to know our needs, and only put forward well-researched and briefed candidates which has led to a number of appointments. I am happy to highly recommend them.

Managing Director
Mining Indaba/Euromoney plc

The GCN Talent team is incredibly helpful, personable and enthusiastic – they were the driving force behind turning an opportunity into a career. I am very grateful for the time and effort they put into securing the role for me, and I highly recommend them.

Conference Director

GCN Talent has been a key player in supporting us finding top-quality candidates for our events team. They always takes the time to understand our requirement and then only put forward relevant people.

Director of Events
Campden Wealth

GCN Talent and I had been liaising for a number of years. They are consistently very personable and a pleasure to work with as well as being very insightful and enthusiastic about who they works with. I always felt confident that they would represent me well. I wouldn’t hesitate to work with GCN Talent again at all!


I am very happy to recommend GCN Talent who have successfully sourced good candidates for me over many years. They always question a brief carefully to get a good understanding of what’s required for a given role. They are always happy to take on board feedback to adapt a search if necessary. As a result, they always sends me through a high calibre of candidates.

Content Director
Ascential Events

I had the pleasure of speaking with GCN Talent when I needed someone who really understood where I was at that time. Unlike other recruiters I have encountered, GCN Talent really took the time to understand what I needed, why I needed it and what was important to me. I would happily recommend GCN Talent to anyone looking for the right move.

Business Development Director

I cannot recommend GCN Talent highly enough. As well as having in-depth knowledge of the conferences & exhibition worlds – and the key roles and functions that they entail – they areno doubt the best-connected recruitment professionals.

Southbank/Crop World Global

GCN Talent are fearless recruiters who very quickly got to grips with the complexities of our market place and the specific requirements of the role we were looking to fill. They left no stone unturned in their search for the perfect candidate and I relied on them to save me time by thoroughly screening all potential interviewees before they referred them to me. Their results have been great and we’re really happy with the senior level people they have helped bring into our business.

Editorial and Network Director
The Hive

I have loved and enjoyed working with GCN Talent over the years. Not only are they one of the most resilient headhunters I have met in my career, but also an incredible pleasure to work with from a personality point of view. They are one of those headhunters that will not stop until they get what you are looking for, really a great recruitment partner to have for any job you may require to hire for. I recommend very highly!

Group Head of Marketing