Events come in all shapes and sizes and I have worked on a variety of them from small scale, intimate lunch meetings to glamorous fashion shows to high-profile conferences with government leaders. My experience in managing events have helped to develop strong time and people management skills. Being organised, paying attention to detail and keeping a calm and professional attitude in the midst of high-stress, often last minute situations have seen me succeed in producing well-received events throughout my career.
Here are a few highlights showcasing the diversity in my event management experience.
These were half-day product training seminar series for new release software versions. The seminars were targeted at existing and new customers, showcasing newly released features. This encouraged customers on older versions to upgrade. (Way before webinars, SaaS and cloud subscriptions were introduced.)
Working with our client’s HR divisions, we developed events including one-to-five introduction meetings, participated in career/recruitment fairs and public talks on key topics of interest for graduates looking to find jobs in the industry.
Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter in Singapore certainly does not refer to the weather. I worked in a high-fashion house whose client labels include big fashion icons. From invitations to casting models to supporting the stage crew – it was quite an exciting experience and probably one with the largest learning curve for me.
My involvement in conferences include managing venues and suppliers, engaging with high-level stakeholders, producing content, designing material and merchandise, promotions, PR, managing end-to-end delegate communication and post-event reporting.