Neil Thompson

Neil founded The Delegate Wranglers in 2014, launching the community initially on Facebook and then on Instagram and other social media platforms – It has since grown incredibly but organically over the last few years and is now widely considered as the industry’s most engaged community, with current numbers standing at over 20,000 members in the UK & Europe group alone, growing by around approximately 400 members each month.
The group is widely known and respected in the industry, offering event professionals the opportunity to connect, do business, seek opportunities, find jobs, meet up for networking events and ultimately helping them to develop personally and grow their businesses. As a result of this positive action, the group receives many accolades including being made an official ‘Community Managed Partner’ by Facebook, and the group even was the main cover story of the industry’s leading trade magazine, Conference News in Autumn 2019. Neil was also named as M&IT Personality of the Year in 2019 after being nominated and awarded this prestigious award by his peers.
As well as running the group, Neil now speaks regularly at industry events, including recently being part of a panel about online communities, chaired by Facebook’s VP of EMEA, Nicola Mendelsohn at CogX2020.