BA Hons Degree in Russian Studies, Manchester University.
Managing Editor (since 2005) of UK's largest events publishing company, based in London. Responsible for a range of print and digital products, including Conference & Meetings World and Exhibition World magazines. Company also produces 4 trade shows, including International Confex in London. Have also been editor of investment journals for UK investors and traders in emerging markets and English language editor at RIA Novosti state news agency, London bureau.
Paul Colston moderated the first session on business events and the MICE industry held at the Russian Economic Forum in St Petersburg in June 2017.
Mash Media Group, based in Kingston, London, is the UK's largest events industry publisher and organiser of sector's major trade shows in the UK.