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Ronnie Davis is no ordinary event producer. With his innovative creativity and pioneering attitude, he has set groundbreaking trends over a fifty-year career as one of the major event producers and caterers in the United States.
A third-generation caterer, Ronnie worked in his family’s business in Philadelphia before his love of food brought him to New York. He founded and steered the New York-based Washington Street Caterers to prominence through the 1980s and 1990s, establishing himself as a leader in the area of merging catering and special events. Ronnie made a professional leap in 1999 to join Great Performances, which has grown into one of the premiere corporate catering and event firms in the United States.
Ronnie has a unique command of the smallest detail without losing the overarching vision that drives the marketing direction of an event. His ability to adapt to his clients’ core values has resulted in memorable events all over the world. Ronnie has produced events in more than twenty countries and over 50 cities, with recent productions in Buenos Aires, Tel Aviv, Rome, Havana, Berlin, Madrid, Sydney, and Paris. His expertise makes the impossible possible, inspiring such events as an exotic dinner in a remote rainforest, an evening in a 600-year old palace in the heart of Beijing, and a banquet on the flight line of California’s Miramar Marine Air Station. He has also catered and produced more events on the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island than anyone in the past 28 years. A record that will probably never be broken.
In his unwavering dedication to creating once-in-a-lifetime experiences, Ronnie has demonstrated time and again why he is recognized as an innovator in the industry. Alison and Ronnie have collaborated on projects for over thirty years.
Conventus SA is a Switzerland-based Destination Management Company that has been recognized as the Swiss market leader in the event industry since their foundation more than 44 years ago. They have regional expertise throughout Europe covering all aspects of event management, including conferences and meetings, incentives and production for up to 2000 participants.
A small, motivated, professional and multilingual team is dedicated to clients around the clock. Whether for a part of a project or for the entire program, Conventus will analyze the client needs and offer creative and high-end solutions. A manager is assigned to each project from A to Z including creation of the offer, site inspection and on-site event handling. This ensures full dedication and the highest quality of deliverables. By concentrating their expertise solely in this area and using their unique approach to identifying clients’ specific needs they have delivered an unbroken series of successful programs over many decades.
Alison has worked with Conventus SA since 2014.
RUDY ALOFS: started his career in the event industry in 1983 after having earned his commercial diploma in Business Administration (BBA) and subsequently his Master of Arts, Major in Marketing (MA).
He was first hired as Operations Supervisor at Conventus SA that same year. After 3 years with the company he took a break, then returning in 1989, as Vice President and shareholder. In 2002 he became President and majority shareholder of Conventus SA now headquartered in Etoy Switzerland and today occupies the position of Chairman & CEO.
In 2016, Rudy decided to take over World Events Consulting SA., an event company based in France and now headquartered in Switzerland. Both companies form a complimentary partnership when servicing their clients Worldwide. Rudy speaks English, French, Italian, German and Dutch.
London Event Productions is an agile, yet heavy-hitting production agency that couples design and technology with category-leading project management. William Jonkler founded LEP in 2015, looking to drive change within the sector and offer clients a hybrid solution to events that he felt was missing. By creating a client-focused blend between an event agency and a production company and by curating hand-picked suppliers and using years of corporate event management experience, London Event Productions has defined and differentiated a way to bridge that gap and to deliver to clients’ needs and the realization of their goals.
The team at LEP understands every stage of the event production process and how to get the best out of their team on the ground whilst always satisfying the needs of clients; be they C-level delegates, corporate event managers, or event management companies. Having partnered with Alison since 2015 they help London’s business leaders and their ﬁrms deliver key agendas by understanding deliverables, asking the right questions, and creating authentic delegate experiences.