MY CAREER

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.

MY LECTURING WORK

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

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

MY CONSULTANCY WORK (an excerpt)

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).

OTHER COMMITMENTS

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)

MY WORKING LANGUAGES

German, English, Italian, oral only French