Mary Kirillova is director at Eventcv.com, first job site for event organizers, member of the board of Directors of Baltiski Aljans OU since 2009 and founder of first Baltic For Events Forum organized for event agencies and customers in the Baltic States.
Q: What do you love about your job the most?
The problems that I resolve for the first time. The people who can really enjoy their life.
Q: Where do you see the biggest opportunity in marketing and the MICE industry?
I see the biggest opportunities in the “electricity” of live communication. When individual potential and global ideas find each other and you feel that you are in the right time and place and that people need you. We live in times where digital rules the world and live meetings have become redundant. But to construct bridges (and that’s the thing we are doing) we need to know our final destination. We need a live touch and not just Facebook pictures. We need the truth.
Q: How do you deal with the marketing jungle on a daily basis?
I’m looking at the stars :)
Q: How did the best events you have attended so far make you feel?
The best events I attended have always given me a lot of new stimulus and thoughts, plans and desires. I don’t know any bigger energy source for our profession than events. We are unique professionals that can create events and get inspiration from it, especially if there are a lot of good people.
PERSONAL – BACKGROUND
Q: Looking at your bucket list, what is the one thing that you really wish to cross off by the end of 2017?
I am planning to write a book this year and I hope to finally start with it. :)
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead), who would you have dinner with and why?
With Quentin Tarantino. His combination of perseverance, originality and courage inspires me.
Q: What would you share with our participants if you had only one minute?
Unfortunately I do not coincide with such regulations. But if I had just one minute, I would try to create a present for everyone.
Q: What are you bringing to Conventa Crossover?
The opening of the Baltics.