Event Moderator

Karen is a highly sought-after conference moderator who regularly moderates high-level events. Her experience as a BBC correspondent along with her background presenting live international radio shows and making television documentaries, have given her the skills to handle all sorts of conference moderating requirements.

These can range from conducting interviews on stage with prime ministers and presidents to managing large panel debates and lively interaction with audiences.   

Karen has moderated a significant array of events over the years including major international conferences for clients such as the EU Commission, European Parliament, European businesses, Finance and Insurance companies, journalism and environmental organisations, NGOs, etc. The topics she has covered have included Brexit, the Euro crisis, European Smart cities, European finance and economics, Global hunger, Maritime and Environmental policies, Food for the future, Climate Change, Research and Innovation, the Future of Europe, the Digital economy, Digital technologies for the 21st Century.

Thank you for your excellent work as the Master of Ceremonies and as the moderator of our 2016 Transport for Smart Cities event…you made a very good impression at the event and it was great working with you.
European Commission, Brussels
I and my colleagues were very impressed indeed by your highly professional moderating skills. This conference would not have been a success without you.
Colin Wolfe, DG Regional and Urban Policy European Commission
Karen Coleman did an outstanding job of moderating our high-level political roundtable in Strasbourg. Her in-depth knowledge of EU affairs, together with the rapport she quickly generated with both the panelists and the audience, helped ensure it was a successful event.
Ambassador Peter Gunning, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the Council of Europe
Karen exuded professionalism from the moment we contacted her, and was very thorough in understanding our needs and expectations. We would not hesitate to ask Karen to moderate another event and look forward to working with her again.
Nathalie Furrer, Director Friends of Europe, Brussels
Karen is a great facilitator who took on her mission with great engagement and enthusiasm despite the technical specificities of the topic. Karen was highly professional during the event and we look forward to working with her on another occasion.
Maria Edvardson, SBS SME, Brussels
Karen proved to be an excellent moderator of our ‘President of Ireland’ debate series on ethics and society. She was well-researched and knowledegable, and ensured that we had structured, balanced and inclusive discussions. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to future clients.
Dr Lorcan Sirr, Dublin Institute of Technology.
It was a great pleasure to have you at our event. I personally consider ourselves lucky to have found you. We received very good feedback both in relation to your facilitation and the event as a whole.
Konstantinos Pouliakas, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training – CEDEFOP
Karen was very professional, pro-active and was easy to work with. She engaged the audience in a natural way with good questions, intervening only when necessary. We strongly recommend Karen for panel moderation.
Lilla Pinter, European Parliament Directorate General for Communications European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training – CEDEFOP

I have moderated anything from large international conferences with 1000+ attendees to strategic round-table debates with senior industry leaders.”

When you organise a conference you want to make sure it’s focused, inspiring and well-timed. I want the same. That’s why I like to work closely with clients from early on to understand what they want from their event and how we can all achieve a great outcome.” Karen Coleman

Here’re some of the things Karen will do when moderating an event

  • Communicate with the organising teams from beginning to end
  • Provide choreography and moderating advice
  • Research conference topics
  • Develop briefing notes
  • Write scripts
  • Communicate with speakers
  • Provide Post-event analysis reports.

If you’d like Karen to moderate your event then please contact us here

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Recently Moderated Events


Green Week, European Commission, DG ENV

Small Business Standards 2016, SBS Brussels

Media coverage of the EU, European Parliament, Brussels

Spirit of Entrepreneurship, GMIT, Ireland

Open Days 2015, EU Committee of the Regions

Maximising skills for jobs and jobs for skills, CEDEFOP Thessaloniki, Greece


Smart Regions Conference, Brussels, European Commission DG REGIO June 2016

European Maritime Day 2016, Turku, Finland, European Commission DG MARE May 2016

Transport for Smart Cities 2016, European Commission DG MOVE Feb 2016

Pact4Youth Roundtable Debate, Microsoft, Brussels Jan 2016

Atlantic Stakeholders Conference, Dublin, Sept 2016

EU Open Days Conference, Brussels, Oct 2016

EU Food 2030 Conference, Brussels, Oct 2016

SBS Annual Conference, Brussels, Oct 2016

Launch of Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, Brussels, Dec 2016

European Summit on Digital Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing, Brussels, Dec 2016