Name: Blaž Brvar
Company: GR – Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre
Position: Technical support
Q: What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is diversity of my work, constant contact with people and the satisfaction I get when an event is successfully produced.
Q: What would make your job easier?
It would be a lot easier if the events were distributed more evenly throughout the year. Also there is a lack of qualified technical staff in the labour market.
Q: What was your best idea last year?
Among all the ideas it is difficult to decide which one was the best. But there was one very simple idea which proved to be very effective and, at the same time, re-confirmed how important is to think of people’s feelings and how an even minor change in an event’s story can leave a huge and positive impression: at one of the recent events I chose popular Slovenian evergreen songs to be played in the background. It was obviously a good idea, since I received an excellent feedback from many people – they felt uplifted, happy and the music brought up pleasant memories in them.
Q: The most memorable event for you?
I would say that the most memorable event, since I work for GR, was last year’s Slovenian Eurosong Contest (EMA) due to its technical complexity. This was the biggest technical production in Slovenia to date and it was a great challenge for the whole team, which we successfully met.
Q: What are you most proud of in business … ?
I am most proud of the fact that we carry out all events successfully, no matter how many last minute changes there are.
Q: … and privately?
I am proud of my wife and daughter, who fully support me, even though I am quite often absent from home due to nature of my work.
Q: Wisdom / motto?
Live your life.