I HAVE A DREAM
Q: Have you always wanted to work in the meeting industry?
I will take the liberty to say that I always wanted to work in this industry subconsciously in the beginning and after a while with determination to make a difference in it.
Q: Why is your destination/country the best in the world?
Serbia may not be the best meetings industry destination in the world, but it is far most interesting and with its best taste in food, wine and women that are an essential component of any event, no matter if you want to admit it or not.
Q: What would be the first thing you would show every visitor to your country?
People. I have been traveling the world a lot and love seeing beautiful people, but Serbia is country with so many young, talented and happy people.
Q: What has been your star moment so far and your favorite project with which you would praise yourself?
When I was told I won the MPI Foundation Youth Award in 2007, as well as the moment when I was given the award from Mr. Ray Bloom and Mr. Bruce MacMillan in Frankfurt Opera during the IMEX Trade Show. Favorite project is for sure the EIAT Conference – an idea of best young leaders development in the region of SEE.
Q: What motivates you the most at work?
Seeing my team sharing the same vision and same values and at the same time making a difference in the region of South East Europe.
Q: In what way do you deal with stress?
I tend not to deal with stress – I just show my emotions and never hide them, which has proven to be an excellent stress relief.
Q: When were you last angry / disappointed and why?
It is difficult to define anger or disappointment or to cross-reference them. I am usually angry when see people under-performing or following procedures with absence of the big picture or its impact to the future.
Q: What will be new in your business in year 2014?
2014 will be a challenging year and there will be high demand in developing transnational projects in the region of SEE. Building capacities of the key partners, co-creating and identifying markets would be a challenge, but at the same time an enormous business opportunity.
Q: What have you learned last week?
That I am deeply in love.
Q: Where will you spend this year’s holiday and why?
I plan to celebrate New Year in London, a city that I lived in for four years and that brought me so much joy and happiness. I plan to visit places I used to go to, people I love and to refresh memories from one of the best periods in my life.
Q: If there were no time and financial constraints, where would you go?
Q: What would be the title of your life autobiography?
Have a dream and kick ass!!!
President of the Managing Board, The Centre for Tourism Research and Studies.