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Jonathan Kinchin

Jonathan Kinchin

Group Head of Sales, Nineteen Group

Jonathan started his career selling advertising in B2B publications for Haymarket. After a brief spell in recruitment, he moved into the conference and events world. Starting out at IQPC Exchange working on c-level, 1-2-1 meeting events and switching to Worldwide Business Research working on the e-commerce portfolio. Jonathan joined Hyve Group (formerly I2I Group and Ascential) in 2015 working on the Retail Portfolio, starting on Pure but leaving the business as Head of Sales of Spring Fair responsible for revenues in excess of £15m.

After a year spent setting up an EMEA office for a US conference business, Jonathan joined Nineteen Group in May 2019. At Nineteen, Jonathan is responsible for the overall revenue across the group’s core exhibition brands. He has overseen the sales team growing from 2 to over 30 people, through a mixture of recruitment and acquisitions. Jonathan is responsible for training, development and has overseen the business’s revenue increasing tenfold since the business was set up in November 2018.  


  • The AEO Awards is great at bringing the community and the industry all together
    Carolyn Mason
    Director, Experience Staff
  • It is so much fun to have a day out with the industry and to just talk to everyone that loves it and is so passionate about it
    Nico Stanford
    Senior Sales Manager, Olympia London
  • I wanted to congratulate you both, and the wider AEO team, on such a fantastic awards ceremony last week. I have not attended the AEO Awards for several years, and perhaps I forgot just how much of a special day it is… it was incredibly well organised, and it was such a wonderful occasion.
    Ashley Roberts
    Managing Director, CONNECT
  • What a fantastic AEO Awards last Friday; such a buzz and a brilliant afternoon all round. Thank you all for putting on such a fabulous event. What Else Events will be back next year with an even stronger case. For now, being a Finalist is a major achievement in such a competitive category.
    Tim Else
    Founder & Managing Director, What Else Events
  • It was lovely to see you and the team and we had a fantastic night thank you! Everything looked incredible and it was a great event to be part of. Thank you
    Becky Oldham
    Marketing Manager, NEC Group


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