Beginning in 1985, I worked at meeting venues, either as Managing Director or in Event Management Marketing, Sales, business development and PR.
My first position was at Grazer Congress and later Messe Congress Graz, followed by a multipurpose venue in the rural location of Mariazell, and finally I ended up working for Austria’s largest event venue, the Austria Center Vienna.
Today a love for Moderation is added and I moderate panel discussions and workshops.
Continuous: Lecturing at meeting industry events and fairs in Europe and overseas
Since 2016 Hanoi University, Hanoi, Vietnam
Since 2016 Hainan Tourism Institute, Sanya, Hainan, China until 2018
Since 2014 the Azerbaijan Institute of Tourism in Baku
Since 2009 European Cities Marketing (ECM) lecturer and, until 2010,
Course Director of their Summer School
2010 – 2014 IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria
2009 – 2012 Modul University Vienna
2019: Consulting Georgia, Malta, Hamburg CVB and Baku
2018: Consulting Brussels Expo, Innsbruck and Hamburg CVB and Malta
2017: Consulting Brussels Expo, Hamburg CVB and Quito
2016: Member of an international jury for the tender of a multipurpose Center in Sweden
2016: Team member for the evaluation of a multipurpose hall in Riga
2014: Evaluation and development of the potential of the cities of Kiew, Lviv, Donetsk and Kharkiv with respect to the meetings and events industry for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ, German Society of International Cooperation).
2002 – 2009 European Federation of Conference Towns (EFCT) board member
2006 – 2007 President of EFCT
2007 – 2008 Member of the European Advisory Board of Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
German, English, Italian, oral only French