Jan-Jaap In der Maur
Jan-Jaap, Founder-Moderator at Masters in Moderation from The Netherlands says he will dive deep into the meeting design, in order to truly understand the set-up and how he should act, every minute of the day. Find out more in this interview.

David Beckett
David Beckett is a pitch coach and TEDx speech coach. He has trained over 450 startups to win more than 110 million euros in investment and over 3500 professionals in companies such as Google, ING, Unilever and PwC. Find out more in this interview.

Austin Nicholas
Austin Nicholas is an event architect and entrepreneur. He moved from the UK to Riga in the beginning of 2000 and with over 15 years of experience in the events and DMC industry in Riga, he decided to establish the Travel Out There agency. Travel Out There connects valued clients to a network of DMC professionals specializing in incentives and team building in Riga and beyond. Find out more in this interview.

Mary Kirillova
Mary Kirillova is the director at, the first job site for event organizers, a member of the Board of Directors of Baltiski Aljans OU since 2009 and founder of first Baltic For Events Forum organized for event agencies and customers in the Baltic States. Find out more in this interview.

John Donnelly

John Donnelly
John Donnelly is Managing Director/CEO of Marketing Edinburgh, the body responsible for promoting Edinburgh as an outstanding city. He has UK and pan-European experience of driving both commercial and brand/sponsorship programs in addition to destination marketing and has a rich history with marketing agencies in Edinburgh and London. Find out more in this interview.


Živorad Vasić
Živorad Vasić graduated from the college in Boston (USA). At the University of Boston, he earned two degrees: one in the hotel management and the degree in finance. From October 2015 he has been responsible for the project InterContinental Ljubljana by InterContinental Hotels Group. In 2017 he was appointed as IHG Regional General Manager for InterContinental Ljubljana and Crowne Plaza Hotel Belgrade. Find out more in this interview.

Gabriela Ditetova
Gabriela Ditetova is General Manager of Radisson Blu Old Mill Hotel in Belgrade and has over 20 years of experience in hospitality. She started her career in Prague and she was a part of pre-opening of the most reputable hotel in Prague Radisson Blu Alcron Hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel Bucharest, Park Inn by Radisson Sarvar, Radisson Blu Carlton Bratislava Slovakia and Park Inn by Radisson Ostrava. Find out more in this interview.

Aivar Laan

Aivar Laan
Aivar Laan is one of the key pioneers of professional Baltic event marketing since the mid-1990s. He is a live event veteran with 20+ years in the industry and more than 2000 events produced and promoted from corporate to music and film festivals in the Baltics, Nordics and CEE region. He is on a mission to digitize the event industry with data-driven mobile technologies. Find out more in this interview.

Saša Vučković

Saša Vučković
Saša Vučković is an art director, graphic designer and co-founder at Stožer boutique agency, focusing on the creative and strategic side of a marketing process. They are one of the pioneers of guerrilla marketing in Croatia and keep out of the box approach with every project. Saša loves working on visual identities and interior decoration design. Find out more in this interview.


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