Management Team


Chris Maybury, Chairman

Chris Maybury serves as Beacon’s non-executive chairman. He comes to Beacon after 10 years with the Institute for International Research (IIR) where he served as chief executive officer. Under his leadership, IIR grew into the world’s largest conference and performance improvement company with revenues of US$900 million. Chris retired from IIR after its sale to Informa plc in June 2005. Based in Greenwich, Connecticut, Chris enjoys sailing, car racing and is an avid wine collector and connoisseur.



Daniel Kirwin, Chief Executive

Daniel Kirwin serves as chief executive of Beacon Events and oversees all aspects of its business. He is a leader of international events having headed up the Institute for International Research’s Asian conference and exhibition offices prior to forming Beacon. With more than 15 years of event experience, Daniel is a pioneer in business development having launched more than 150 events around the world. A native of New York, Daniel is a permanent resident of Hong Kong and enjoys international travel and skiing.



Irene Tang, Group Operations Director

Irene Tang is in charge of the operations and logistics of Beacon’s events globally. She holds a Degree in Travel Industry Management and has more than 10 years’ experience in the conference and exhibition industry. Prior to working at Beacon, she was the Operations Director of IIR and organised seminars, conferences and exhibitions across Asia.