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Q: Who are you?
Born and raised in Belgrade, where I graduated in Archaeology at the University of Philosophy, I gained my first experience in tourism in Portorose, where I lived for almost five years and where I got my Master’s degree in the field of tourism. I started off working in the Hoteli Bernardin d.d. as a reservation officer, and then I was promoted to sales – MICE department. Now I am back in my home town where I’ve continued my career as sales manager in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Q: What is your favourite meetings brand?
Crowne Plaza – the fourth largest hotel brand in the world.
The biggest Crowne Plaza in Europe opened in Belgrade on the 31st December 2013. Located in the central business district of New Belgrade with the largest event capacity in Serbia, it is the ideal venue for congresses, seminars, promotions and private events.  It offers other facilities: two restaurants, bars, lounges and a wellness centre.

Q: What’s the bravest thing you’ve ever done?
The bravest thing I have ever done was moving to Portorose from a big city and leaving everything behind.

Q: What’s your alternative career fantasy?
I wanted to work as an archaeologist. Due to personal circumstances I found myself in the hotel industry and I have to say that I love my job.

Q: What are you kind of obsessed with at the moment?
Right now I am obsessed with working out. ”Mens sana in corpore sano”.

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IVANA ŠAJKOVIĆ Sales Manager at Crowne Plaza Belgrade