Conference & Panel Chair


Your event runs the risk of falling flat if the MC or moderator is not a professional. They stumble while reading out loud, they fail to impart your key messages and at worst, they suck the energy out of the room.

This does NOT happen when Penny is your conference chair or event host.

When Penny is at the helm of your event it becomes memorable, enjoyable and slick. Your audience is engaged and your speakers raise their game. People talk and tweet about it as a result. Penny is the opposite of a TV celebrity diva, so is nice to work with too.

Contact Penny now to book her as:

Your conference chair/event host/MC/moderator/person at the helm.
Your panel chair.
Your business or ‘fireside’ interviewer.
Or, all of the above…

With years of experience, she’s astute and knowledgeable, deploying journalistic rigour with warmth and humour. And with an impressive BBC pedigree, Penny is practical, professional and a safe pair of hands.




Experience & credibility

Penny will add value to your event by:

  • Being a safe pair of hands with high, professional standards.
  • Advising on running order and timings.
  • Scripting on message links.
  • Scripting your speaker intros.
  • Liaising with your speakers, creating rapport.
  • Promoting your event before and after.
  • Keeping your event running to time.
  • Troubleshooting with a smile!

Book Penny for your next event!


Penny Haslam Panel Chair

What her clients say


Our client, American Express, was blown away.Wai-Lam Wong, Momentum Worldwide
“Penny played an integral part in steering the discussion to cover the key topics. She’s a professional who can take on the brief and run with it.”


She’s got passion and energy.Griselda Togobo, MD Forward Ladies
“Penny worked really hard at our all day conference and thanks to her combination of humour, passion and energy, her organised script and timings, it went brilliantly!”


Fantastic job!Kerim Derhalli, Founder & CEO, Invstr
“Penny did an absolutely fantastic job as host and panel chair at our launch event and the feedback has universally reflected that.”


One of the best MCs I’ve worked with.Geoff Ramm, international speaker
“Her links between speakers were seamless, very creative and everything ran on time. Absolutely superb.”


She creates great rapport.Warren Rappleyea, Head of Conference, EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2016
“She is easy to work with, has a great personality, positions her questions thoughtfully and had a great rapport with those she interviewed. She did an excellent job.”


She lands clear key messages.Charlotte Sweeney, founder Power of Diversity, Lord Mayor’s Appeal 2014
“Her combination of wit, challenging questions and succinct summaries ensured the key messages were clear and the ‘call for action’ was powerful.”


Penny is engaging and entertaining.Carole Atkinson, Weightmans
“Penny was an engaging and entertaining host. Her input greatly contributed to the success of the event.”


Her events are vibrant.Darrell Matthews, IoD NW
“Penny is a superb host who ensures events are kept vibrant and on-time. A true professional who can judge the right approach for every event!”