Cathy Smith

Broadcaster, Journalist and Event Moderator

Cathy has a lively and engaging style. She injects energy into the conferences she moderates and ensures there is a meaningful debate and exchange of ideas.

She specialises in conference moderating as well as media and crisis training.


Cathy is a former Channel Four News presenter and BBC and GMTV Europe correspondent.

Cathy Smith is a highly experienced conference moderator with joint Belgian/British nationality.  With many years of live television experience, the switch to virtual and hybrid events has been an easy one.

Based in Brussels and working all over Europe (Covid allowing), Cathy has extensive knowledge of EU affairs and moderates conferences and events on a huge array of subjects including health, climate change, sustainability, agriculture, industry, technology and more.

Recent clients include European Commission, Eurocontrol, EIB, UNDP, EFPIA, Pfizer, Merck Serono, ACEA and many, many more.



Pfizer CONTRL Cancer Summit 2020 (virtual event) Thank you once again for your fantastic facilitation. Your role was completely critical to the smooth running of the event and you asked such insightful questions. Ainsley Cooper, Porter Novelli

RTO Innovation Summit 2020 (hybrid event)

I think I can speak on behalf of everyone. We received amazing feedback of the 10 organisers and several speakers. You contributed a lot to the success of this event. Hardold Carniyan, Ofcores Events

EU Health Summit 2020 (virtual event)

I just wanted to thank you for your time, dedication and commitment, and for your great moderation that made the EU Health Summit a very successful event. Roberta Savli, EFPIA

“You did brilliantly and set an excellent relaxed tone for the coming days. BIG personal THANK YOU from me.”  ZOE KAY DG Connect, European Commission

“Just a word of thanks for a great ‘performance’ yesterday – you were brilliant. So many people told me that it could have gone on for another half an hour – and they were right.”  Gwyn Jones, Vice-President, National Farmers Union

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