Nice to e-meet you – I’m Aminda Leigh, a professional Master of Ceremonies, moderator and journalist based in Italy and working worldwide.
I offer clients the benefit of my decades’ long experience moderating at events of all kinds, from small seminars and brainstorming workshops to flagship events for the European Union institutions and international gatherings.
My expertise spans the three main event types: in-person, online and hybrid.
I specialise in environmental areas, such as:
I work closely with event organisers to design and deliver lively, meaningful sessions that meet their goals, leave a legacy and stay in participants’ minds long after they are over.
Preparation is key to my approach, including:
- Topic research
- Organisers’ meetings
- Speakers’ briefings
- Building in interactivity
- Script writing
- Planning for emergencies
On the day, I always aim to deliver professional, lively and inclusive moderation, where everyone has a chance to express their opinion and share their insights.
Ensuring speakers keep to time is another key element to my approach as it shows respect for the audience, organisers, interpreters and event staff.
My mother-tongue is English, but I can also moderate in Italian.
In addition to moderating, clients can also tap into my experience in designing and managing the programmes for large scale events.
I built up this expertise thanks to various roles in recent years, for example as Digital Director for the first fully digital, interactive European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) in 2020. That same year I designed a series of interactive online events involving influencers for the launch of the EU’s Single Digital Gateway, and then in 2022 I was the Programme Director for the EU’s flagship European Development Days (EDD).