For me, the variety of conference management keeps my work interesting all the time. I enjoy the buzz and the wide range of tasks – my job is rarely the same two days in a row. I get to meet new people frequently, and I do a lot of detail-orientated work. The best part of my job is once we’ve completed a conference and everyone is happy; it makes all the ups and downs leading up to the event so worthwhile in the end.
I have been involved in conferencing and events for over twenty years, with a marketing and sales background. Coming from a corporate environment, I also had the opportunity to work abroad; this has given me an in-depth understanding of the eventing space and my clients’ needs.
Working here at the CMC is an enriching and rewarding experience. I can see the results of the hard work we put into each project. Every conference and event comes with its own set of challenges, but also its rewards. Learning every day and meeting new people is what I enjoy most about my job. I am a people person, and I put this to good use in my day-to-day dealings with clients.
I enjoy my work here at the CMC because every day is a new challenge, in a good way. There are always new aspects to the job, which I find very interesting. I enjoy managing the short courses because I can focus on the product and keep building it. The most rewarding part of the job is seeing the client happy with our service and satisfied with the result.
I have found that each conference comes with its particular challenges. One of my strengths is that I remain calm in the face of these challenges. I like being on-site and seeing everything we have worked for coming together. I also enjoy meeting interesting people during the events.
I have been tending to conference and events registrations for a few years, and yes, this can get super busy. I enjoy communicating with delegates in the lead-up phase and then getting to meet them face-to-face at the actual event. The best part of my job is once the event is done when you look back and see that everything ran smoothly.
I love working with numbers and am responsible for reporting the results of our work at CMC to the University of Cape Town (UCT). I have worked at several organisations across various industries and brought those experiences with me to benefit CMC.
The Conference Management Centre is a division of the University of Cape Town.