Name: Milena Pelipenko
Company: GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre
Position: Marketing Manager
Q: What is the best part of your job?
Every day could be full of surprises, vibrant, dynamic and expects flexibility, calm concern and quick responses. Indeed, we take over all the stress of our clients, but finally everything is done. As our slogan says GR does the rest. So, Relax. Don’t stress, happens to be my mantra as well.
Q: What would make your job easier?
A kind of Alexa :). An awesome secretary who would clean up all my reminders.
Q: What was your best idea last year?
We try to substitute traditional marketing to the largest extend with creative storytelling, where everyone could reflect her/his own experience. Experience is what we remember, not a dull proposal full of numbers.
Q: The most memorable event for you?
After 16 years, the Slovenian Motor Show has returned to Ljubljana, to GR- Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. The event has filled the last square metre of the GR’s premises and attracted 75,000 visitors, which was the absolute record of my 15 years long career at GR. It was very special to me being a part of TV group broadcasting the opening ceremony live on Slovenian National television.
Q: What are you most proud of in business…?
In all these years, I have managed to establish broad network of different contacts in the field of protocol and promotion, media and marketing. I am very proud of loyalty, trust and professionalism which are part of all this.
Q: … and privately?
Few years ago I moved from Ljubljana to the countryside, to the neighbourhood of my birth place. As a truthful gesture of our local community I was elected for the President of the Council of Tourism and Culture.
Q: Wisdom / motto?
All is well. Everything appears at the right time.