QED is a Brussels based meeting organiser specialised in EU public affairs events. Our team combines profound knowledge of EU affairs with many years of experience in event management.
We believe that through discussion and debate we can create better understanding and in the end better policy making.
We are divided into two lines of business:
Managing Director & Founding Partner
Before founding QED, Martin was Director of European Affairs at the CFA Institute where he was responsible for the Brussels office. He wrote consultation responses, organized events and had frequent contacts with regulators and policy makers. Prior to joining CFA Institute, Martin worked as Head of Office and Political Advisor to a Member of the European Parliament and former Governor of the Swedish Central Bank.
Before that, Martin worked at the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, first as Project Coordinator at the International Department and then as Head of Economic Analysis at the Public Affairs Department. Martin has also worked as an Economist at Nordea Bank.
Founding Partner, Director Events & External Relations
Adam is responsible for QED's event activities and external relations. He is heading QED’s relationship with current members and the recruitment of new members. Through dialogue with both EU decision makers, QED members and other stakeholders, Adam is making sure that the event agenda is covering topics of highest interest to the both EU officials and industry stakeholders.
Apart from QED’s own-initiated events, Adam is leading QED’s business development activities and coordination of QED’s bespoke events to Federations, Associations, Corporates and other stakeholders in Brussels and across the European Union. Adam coordinates events of different size & concept, within various policy fields but particularly in financial services, transportation, environment and digital.
Adam has a background in international business and sales. He was previously working as a metal trader for a Brussels based commodities firm. Prior to this, Adam worked for the Swedish Trade Council in Paris where he focused on event management, sales and B2B between Swedish and French Companies. Adam is fluent in Swedish, French and English.
Alina's responsibilities lie within office management including purchasing. She is also working with invoicing and accounting. In addition, Alina is in charge of the registration and database management.
Alina has a background in business administration and languages and a master's degree in management. She is fluent in Romanian, English and French.
External Relations Manager
Gašper is responsible for external relations with EU institutions and beyond. His role is to develop and strengthen business relations with new clients and stakeholders. With his experience in EU politics and networks, Gašper soundly understands the needs of new and potential clients and proposes content driven QED engagement to their activities.
Gašper has a background in political science, international business development and several EU policy fields. For last years, his work has been focused on EU affairs. He has been also serving as ALDE Party Treasurer for more than two years and has cooperated with an EU Prime Minister, MEPs and liberal political parties from across Europe. He speaks Slovenian, Croatian, English, Serbian, French and German.
Business Development Manager
David is responsible for QED’s business development activities for all bespoke events. His role is in the generation, forging and management of long-lasting relationships with key stakeholders and institutions within the EU. He is responsible for listening to and understanding the needs of the clients and aiding and supporting them with a solution driven mentality. His role is to deliver the clients vision for their event and to make their voice heard to their relevant stakeholders.
David has an extensive background in sales and account management. Prior to QED he helped run and headed up the business development endeavors for a Luxembourg based import/export company. David is fluent in English and French.
Iveta is the event manager for both own-initiated and bespoke events. She is responsible for inviting and booking speakers, for which she regularly interacts with national regulators offices, academic institutions, policy makers, and non-governmental organisations. She is also responsible for speaker management, booking venues and close coordination with all subcontractors involved in the event preparation.
She has a master’s degree in international relations and intercultural cooperation, and speaks fluent English, French, and Slovak.
Communication & Design Manager
Yoana is responsible for Communication and Design work within QED’s own-initiated events and bespoke events. Part of her tasks are updating QED’s and client’s websites, email marketing and designing all the electronic event visuals with the latest programmes concerning the on-going projects. She also leads the process of follow-up materials, such as video and photo editing.
She aims to match creativity and marketing and thrives when given the opportunity to form concepts from beginning to end. Yoana is fluent in Bulgarian and English and has a good knowledge of Danish.
Communication & Design
Kevin is responsible for updating our website as well as designing all electronic event material. He also takes care of the follow-up materials such as video and photo editing. Kevin is fluent in French, Portuguese and English.