marina knittel

INTERVIEW WITH MARINA KNITTEL, CMP – MARKETING MANAGER FRANCE & BENELUX, ITALY, RUSSIA

Marina Knittel

Q: What are you most proud of in your business and private lives?
Two months ago I took a new step in my life and moved to Vienna to be working at one of the best convention bureaus in the world!

Q: Life wisdom/motto?
Don’t wait too long to change your life!

Q: Where are you going to spend this year’s holiday?
The next holiday will probably be Kirov, my home city in Russia, visiting family and friends. And then I would love to visit Japan.

Q: What was your favourite vacation?
Busan, South Korea. Very beautiful costal city with great food (attention: spicy!), breathtaking temples, amazing nature and very nice people. They say Koreans are the ‘Asian Italians’, as they are very emotional and like to enjoy life – I totally agree! If you happen to be in Busan or Seoul with your friends, go to the Trick Eye Museum – you will take the most funny pictures there! 

Q: Where would you go if there were no time and financial constraints?
Travel around the world, see how locals live, make new friends.

Q: What is your favourite indoor/outdoor activity?
At the moment I am pretty busy with exploring Vienna – this amazing city never stops surprising me.  One of my hobbies is oil painting – the latest project is my dad’s portrait, which I hope to finish before his birthday, as it’s gonna be a surprise!

[pullquote] Don’t wait too long to change your life[/pullquote]

Q: What is you favourite dish and restaurant (anywhere in the world)?
I love all food, as long as it doesn’t contain meat and I can equally enjoy a simple meal in a mountain hut as well as a 5 course-dinner in some posh restaurant. Also, when it comes to dessert, my heart starts beating faster. I tried the best crème brûlée of my life at Palais Hansen Kempinski a couple of days ago…

Q: What is you favourite gadget?
iPad. . And my E-Piano!

Q: Which song do you play most often on your iPod?
It depends on the mood, obviously, but recently I’ve been listening to a lot of classics. The Sheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov is one of my favourite pieces ever.

Q: Which part of the day and of the week is your favourite?
Saturday morning breakfast (or even better, brunch)

Q: What is your favourite mode of transport?
Here in Vienna – tram. It is fast and convenient and you stay overground and enjoy the view!

Q: If you could return to the past or hurry to the future, how old would you like to be? Why?
It could be useful to return back to school and be more attentive during history lessons! And I wouldn’t mind a glance into the future either, maybe two weeks from now – to learn what colour of the walls I choose for my new Viennese apartment – cannot make a decision at the moment!

Q: If you could witness any event in history which one would you choose?
One of the balls of the Russian Empress Elisabeth – she was famous for the most luxurious and extravagant balls in Russian history!

Q: What was the best party you have attended?
I was lucky to have attended many of those. Now looking forward to my first Viennese Ball!

Q: The last film, book, concert?
Book: Amelie Nothomb ‘Hygiène de l’assassin’

Concert: Schubertiade, The Modigliani Quartett
Last film worth mentioning: Nymphomaniac by Lars von Trier

Q: What fantasy character would you be?
People often call me Snow White…:)

Q: What did you learn last week?
The best is yet to come!