Soraya Gadelrab is Portfolio Director at Montgomery Events, the UK’s market leading specialist exhibition organiser in the food, drink & hospitality sectors. Soraya runs the food, drink & hospitality portfolio including IFE, IFE Manufacturing Solutions, Hotel, Restaurant, Catering, ScotHot and IFEX.
Soraya has an extensive knowledge of the food industry as well as the hospitality sector and has been invited on numerous occasions to judge some of the most prestigious awards in the sector; Great Taste Awards, Quality Food Awards, Academy of Chocolate Awards and World Beverage Innovation Awards. She also regularly hosts the Food, Drink & Hospitality Network series of webinars inviting industry experts on to discuss the big issues in the sector.
Soraya also sits on the Association of Exhibition Organiser’s Development Board and is Vice Chair of the Business Technology & Innovation Group.
Before working at Montgomery Events Soraya worked for the UK’s leading publisher Natmags, a subsidiary of Hearst Magazine’s after graduating with a BA (Hons) in Italian & International Studies from the University of Warwick. Having spent time living and working in Italy and Egypt, Soraya developed a passion for languages and speaks fluent Italian and conversational Arabic and is also competent in French.
Soraya is leading the Women in Exhibitions Chapter in UK.