Tickets on sale 2019
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Meet the team

Meet the team

Check out our blog to see what we have been up to preparing for the Show, interviews with our speakers, or about a topic we think is most poignant in the fertility world that month  - look out for it under 'our blog' or if you have signed up to hear from us, we’ll send to you by email.

In the meantime, here’s a little about us and why we are passionate about making The Fertility Show a must visit for anyone looking to start a family or coping with infertility.

Laura Biggs, Managing Director (far right)Image to open hidden content

What is your role in the team?

I'm the MD, which entails overseeing the show in general as well as meeting with our partners and giving advice and support to the team.

What does IVF@40 mean to you?

I can’t believe that in our life time IVF has evolved so much and brought so much happiness and life to families. It is such a major turning point for the human race, giving hope and dreams to those who wish for a family and before IVF could not have achieved this biologically.

How long have you worked on The Fertility Show?

I have worked on the Show since we purchased it in 2015.

What change would you like to see in the next 40 years?

The "post code lottery" for sure, when I first considered treatment, the maximum age to be eligible for IVF was 34, its great to see that this has increased to 42. Fertility issues are in many cases a medical condition and it’s so important for couples to have the best chance of having a family with the support of the NHS.

Tell us a bit more...

Im passionate about helping to give  people the best information about Fertility and the treatment available to them, I only wish that I had gone to the Fertility Show to find out more when I was first having IVF, it’s a daunting process with so many factors to consider and I think if we can help people make more informed and educated choices about the Fertility journey then we are doing a good job. I'm so happy to be working with Fertility Network and IVF Babble, it's brilliant to be working with people who are as passionate as we are.

Natasha Waterfield, Show Manager (second from right)Image to open hidden content

What is your role in the team?

I am the Show manager, which entails the general organisation and running of the Show, from the marketing and social media, to supporting Kellie with the sales as well as making sure everything runs smoothly onsite.

What does IVF@40 mean to you?

Being 25 years of age means that IVF was only 15 when I was born, which is incredible seeing that the human race is over 200,000 years old. I feel so privileged to be a part of the 40 year journey, and so thankful the doctors that pioneered and developed IVF, without whom so many of us wouldn’t be here today.

How long have you worked on The Fertility Show?

I have worked on the Show since November 2016, the London Show will be my 5th Fertility Show.

What does The Fertility Show mean to you?

The Fertility Show means a lot to me – to be able to help and support people with their fertility problems is just incredible.

And you?

My mother had damaged fallopian tubes which meant she couldn’t conceive naturally. As a result, my twin sister, younger sister and myself were all conceived through IVF. We were the first IVF twins to be born at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and my younger sister’s embryo was frozen for 5 years (at The Lister Hospital) with the chances of her IVF working at only 3%.

I feel so lucky to a part of something close to my heart. I work with such a brilliant team and we are all so passionate about helping others get the right information and support.

 

Pippa Munro, Seminar Programme Manager (middle)Image to open hidden content

What is your role in the team?

I manage the Seminar Programme. I book in the brilliant speakers, who give up their weekend to give incredible talks and meet with the visitors.

What does IVF@40 mean to me?

I think it’s incredible to think that in my lifetime IVF was created by two remarkable men in a laboratory in the North of England and now when I think about how many of my friends and family have been through IVF, and people around the world it’s quite humbling.

What change would you like to see in the next 40 years?

I would ideally like IVF treatment to be free for all! But if that’s not possible,  I would like to see the postcode lottery dropped and for there to be an even playing field for everyone undergoing IVF treatment.

What does The Fertility Show mean to you?

It is a priviledge to be part of The Fertility Show. And I hope that our visitors can take away positive, useful and hopefully life changing information and help from their visit.

How long have you worked on The Fertility Show?

The London Show will be my 2nd year working on The Fertility Show – but this is the Show’s 10 year of running.

And you?

I am 44 years old and am married with 2 children. I had problems in my 30’s with large fibroids and ultimately made the decision to have a hysterectomy in my early 40’s. I am passionate about working on The Fertility Show as I strongly believe that every single person deserves to have a child of their own, biologically or through other means and I am hopeful and excited for what can be achieved in the next 40 years.

 

Kellie Lombard, Sales & Sponsorship Manager (second from left)Image to open hidden content

What is your role in the team?

I am the Sales and Sponsorship Manager - so book in exhibitor stands and show guide bookings.

What does IVF@40 mean to you?

I guess IVF has been around since I was a small child...during this time obviously the amount of people having IVF has increased which is super - however the improvement for me has been around communication. Its totally fine now to have a playground conversation with other mums about their IVF journey where as just ten years ago it was for some reason almost taboo...I think communication is key so lets hope we continue to talk more about infertility and our fertility journeys!

How long have you worked on The Fertility Show?

I have worked with Fertility shows for the last 8 years and this is my second year at The London show...although I did exhibit myself with a clinic many moons ago!

What change would you like to see in the next 40 years?

Everyone have access to IVF and fertility treatment and the success rates to of course increase.

And you?

I am a LGBT parent of 3 donor conceived children - I very strongly feel everyone should have the option of being a parent (should they choose) regardless of income, sexuality etc


 

Natalie Carne, Marketing Director (far left)Image to open hidden content

What is your role in the team?

I support our great show manager, Natasha, to make sure the Show covers all aspects of fertility treatment and infertility topics and provides visitors with exactly what they needed to know and a positive kick start for their fertility journey

What does IVF@40 mean to you?

Game changer.

40 years of creating families for people who might otherwise never get to experience the joy of being a parent or the experience of carrying a baby of their own.

What change would you like to see in the next 40 years?

Let’s make sure over the course of the next 40 years, IVF becomes available to everyone on a fair and equal basis, and likewise that women are as aware of the potential complications of not getting pregnant as much as getting pregnant from a young age.

What does The Fertility Show mean to you?

I find it both inspiring and humbling to be part of this team. To work on something where everybody around you just wants to make an event that helps and supports people is wonderful. 

How long have you worked on The Fertility Show?

I've only been part of this team for 6 months, but have worked with the team for several years and am excited to join on our 10th anniversary of this show.

And you?

I am 44 years old too, living with my partner and 2 daughters. I am fortunate enough to not have to have undertaken any fertility treatment but was compelled to want to help on The Fertility Show when witnessing both the strain and sadness and strength my sister endured after losing a baby and then going through 4 rounds of IVF treatment  - i'm passionate about working on the show.