Tim Owen is the Founder and Director of ‘Major Impact City Events’.  He has over 30 years’ experience leading the collaboration and coordination of very large, cross agency event planning teams that oversee the use of public spaces and privately managed venues which have ensured the safe and successful conclusions of thousands of events for millions of people.  Amongst the events he has overseen are Live 8, Rugby and World Athletics Championships, the Central Zone of 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Pride, Notting Hill Carnival, two visits of le Tour de France to the UK, CHOGM and HM The Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees.  At some point during many forums and meetings just as consensus looks like it’s going to fail, it has been noted that he will point out: “The difference between an ‘ideal event plan’ and reality is that many spaces are not purpose built for hosting events and just because you would like people to behave in a certain way… they might not!”  A Chartered Architect since 1995, a Fellow of the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce since 1998, he was given a personal honour by HM The Queen at the rank of a Lieutenant of the Victorian Order in 2012.  Tim is also a director of Make It Blue, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to raising funds for mental health charities and particularly helping events’ industry people.  He loves helping to create safe, successful and spectacular events that capture millions of people’s imagination, creating lifelong memories.

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