What are you most proud of in your business and private lives?
Business wise I’m most proud to have fully organised a corporate event in Fuerteventura, which hosted over 70 people and was quite a challenge to manage, due to the out of season travel date and limited flight accessibility. However I satisfied delegates expectations and ran a very successful conference with a bit of an incentive flavour, which was great fun! Personally I’m very proud to have had the courage to move abroad whilst never cutting ties with family and friends in Slovenia.

Life wisdom/motto?
‘The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.’ (St. Augustine)

Where are you going to spend this year’s holiday?
This year my dad celebrates his 50th, so I decided to spend a big portion of my holiday time in Slovenia.

What was your favourite vacation?
I just returned from a surfing adventure in the Canary Islands, which was exciting and a totally new experience.

Where would you go if there were no time and financial constraints?
I would definitely take a trip around the world. First time around I would travel with my friends and second with my family.

What is your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?
Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.

What is you favourite dish and restaurant (anywhere in the world)?
I enjoy a good steak at ZUMA Restaurant in London, which prepares it heavenly. They offer something completely new – a sophisticated twist on the traditional Japanese izakaya style of informal eating and drinking. They strive to deliver an authentic flavour of the east while respecting the traditions of the past. I strongly recommend it!

What is you favourite gadget?
I have to be a bit boring and say iPhone/iPad.

Which song do you most often play on your iPod?
At the moment the song “Mirrors” by Justin Timberlake.

Which part of the day and of the week is your favourite?
Evenings, when I can meet with friends, go to the gym, enjoy musicals and movies and other industry events.

What is your favourite mode of transport?
Car would be my preference.

If you could return to the past or hurry to the future, how old would you like to be? Why?
I would return to the past and speak to myself at 18, to take the opportunity to study abroad after Gymnasium Novo mesto.

If you could witness any event in history which one would you choose?
It’s a sad moment but I would love to be at the F1 race when Senna passed away.

What was the best party you have attended?
AN open spa party at London bridge few years ago. The set up of the stage and all the spa facilities was made by London architects in a very unique and interesting way. I got to enjoy good music, have a few drinks and swim as well as sauna at the same time. Perfect!

The last film, book, concert?
I just saw Superman, read a book called Love has wings and saw a Guns ‘n’ Roses concert.

What fantasy character would you be?
Mulan. She is courageous, self-reliant, a natural beauty that is sometimes clumsy, outspoken but also very independent and adventurous.

What did you learn last week?
I read this on my friend’s Facebook profile: “Did you know that Bees sometimes get drunk while out ‘working’ and when they go back to the hive drunk, they get executed by guard Bees?”I did some research and its proved to be true. So I definitely learned something new… Did you?

WHO IS WHO - Tanja Zibert 2
TANJA ŽIBERT, Photo: Tanja Žibert

 SHORT CV

Originally from a small village close to Smarjeske Toplice in the Slovenian southeast region, which prides itself on Thermal springs and the beautiful castle Otocec , makes me extremely proud of my roots!

During my studies at the Faculty of Science in Kranj, I decided to take on an opportunity to live and study in Greece, where my path led me to a life abroad and allowed a move to London. I completed my degree in Organisation and Management a year later and hungry for another internship experience I landed at Angela Shanley Associates. In this multicultural and international company I met a diverse range of people and gained fundamental knowledge from leisure FIT’s and corporate MICE organisation in the travel industry.

My career evolved in 2011 when I joined Octopustravel.com, where I was responsible for company conferences, meetings and events.

Today I work as a Project Manager at Kuoni Events, which is part of the Kuoni Group, one of the leading global travel and destination management services companies.

As a MICE Project organiser I work on various events worldwide for our client database ranging from automotive and financial, to healthcare.

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A long-time meetings industry addict, Gorazd is the Founder and owner of marketing and event agency Toleranca Marketing. He has many years of experience in planning, preparing and carrying out large international meetings and exhibitions. As the founder of the "Power to the Meetings" methodology, he still firmly believes in the power of live events and human to human communication. He is also the author of numerous articles and editor-in-chief of the meetings industry magazine Kongres Magazine.