International Major Event Specialist, Karla Pleasance, Joins our Specialist Teaching Team

Updated: Oct 15, 2020


Karla had previously shared her time and expertise as a guest speaker with our events, festivals and sports management classes, calling in to our new virtual classrooms from her home base in Dubai.


As a specialist guest speaker, Karla shared highlights of her 25 years experience, from the ExCeL London start up in 2000, through to producing events right across the United Arab Emirates and the GCC region. Karla had lived and worked in the UAE for the past 11 years where her first role was Production Manager of the Abu Dhabi Red Bull Air Races. She's known by her peers as a VERY detailed orientated multitasker, capable of communicating on all levels.


Having recently moved home to the UK, Karla now leads on a range of Virtual and London classes for The Event School London. She brings a wealth of specialist expertise and knowledge in international events, exhibitions, conferences, outdoor events, event operations and production and venue management.


Karla's overseas experience, traversing roles in major event venues through to freelancing, contributes a new international aspect to our students learning experience. Course participants from the UK as well as from as far afield as Burkina Faso, Belgium and Qatar have already benefited from her interactive and dynamic teaching style.