This month marks my 1 year anniversary with Xperiology, and what a year it’s been!
I joined the team as the event manager, and came in amidst some intense pre-event planning before TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2015. I had barely learnt everyone’s names before I was flying out to Barcelona to welcome 500 delegates from around the world to the world’s leading meeting for stadium owners, operators and developers. The date also marks my completion of a full cycle of XP’s roster of events and I’ve had the pleasure of working in some amazing places from Barcelona and London, to Sweden and Dublin over the past 12 months.
After a year with the team, and 8 years in event management and operations – ranging from weddings and parties to corporate team building and conference, the time has come to make a huge change in career path to join the marketing team at XP.
An opportunity presented itself a couple of months ago, and with a background in design and a love of language, the move made sense. My first trial came in the shape of Ticketing Technology Forum last month which was a hugely successful event.
It was strange at first to not be the person sprinting around the venue ensuring everyone was in the right place at the right time, but after the first day I settled into my new role and it was refreshing to be invovled in a totally new aspect of the event, focusing on the content of Europe’s largest ticketing meeting.
With 2 weeks to go until we present TheStadiumBusiness Summit once more, it’s a very different time for me working on promoting the event rather than organising it, but it’s a very welcome change.
You’ll see me on site in Madrid keeping our live social media feed alive and finding out first hand from our delegates what’s going well, what they are enjoying and what we should be seeing more of in years to come.
Here’s to another year of brilliant events.