Certified trainer and owner of RRE
Ingrid is a certified trainer working with destinations, venues, organizers and individual scientists who seek excellence in their (scientific) association conferences. She helps you and your team to prepare the winning bids you deserve.
Q: What do you love about your job the most?
I would say what I love most about my work is sharing the knowledge I gained over the past 25 years to people with an eager mind-set and a sincere interest in the conference industry e.g. the next generation or the scientists that I work with that have such a passion for what they are working on. In working together we all grow: I gain new insights from them and hopefully they develop with my knowledge.
Q: Where do you see the biggest opportunity in marketing and MICE industry?
I am convinced that when organisations within the regional triple helix cooperate to a maximum degree, much more can be achieved. It will attract people and organisations with the same interest and complementary knowledge. Your name and fame in these specific fields of industry will automatically grow resulting in more, high quality business events.
Q: How do you deal with marketing jungle on daily basis?
Be authentic, love what you do and never stop learning … People will notice you.
Q: How did the best events you attended so far make you feel?
The best events I attended inspired me … I come home full of enthusiasm and new ideas, eager to start working on them the day after!
PERSONAL – BACKGROUND
Q: Looking at your bucket list, what is the one thing that you really wish to cross off until the end of 2017?
A bucket list does not work for me … I try to live every minute of each day doing the things that are most important at that moment. Whether that is working on a specific project, drinking a glass of beautiful wine or enjoying a horseback ride in the woods.
Q: If you could have dinner with anyone (alive or dead), who would you have dinner with and why?
Oh dear … there are so many people that I would like to have dinner with and for a thousand reasons … there is so much to learn. If I have to choose it would be my grandfather who was a full blooded entrepreneur but unfortunately died when I was a kid.
Q: What would you share with our participants if you would have only one minute?
Do what you love to do the most. This passion for your work will give you energy, it will inspire you, it will make you happy, it will stir your creativity so new ideas will develop. Working with passion is pleasant not only for yourself but also for your surroundings.
Q: What are you bringing to Conventa Crossover?
I will bring my knowledge, experience and my passion for scientific association conferences to the Conventa Crossover hoping I can inspire people to really tackle this incredibly interesting market.