Orson Francescone is the Managing Director of FT Live, based in London. In this position, Francescone is responsible for overseeing the FT’s global conferences and events division. Chaired by senior journalists, FT Live events gather the world's brightest minds and most influential decision-makers. Francescone joined the FT in 2019 from Haymarket Media, where he worked as director of events and oversaw content-led B2B conferences and exhibitions, including the award-winning Festival of Work. Prior to that, Orson developed some of the world’s largest and most profitable B2B conferences as vice president of DMG Events, a division of the Daily Mail Group. He also led the events business across Euromoney Institutional Investor’s market-leading brands, establishing a global portfolio of conferences in the banking, finance, capital markets, asset management and insurance sectors.