“How do we navigate the next golden age of events?” – join our new series of online sessions
Every week we interview a range of expert guests from the UK events industry to bring inspiration to the event industry – from creating personal event experiences, harnessing the newest technology, how to find innovative and relevant sustainable solutions, clever event production ideas, engaging event marketing hacks, developing new event skills, mental health, and well-being, and so much more.
Hosted by the event technologists at Church House Westminster, this series explores the future evolution of events against the influence of the pandemic. Collaborating with our industry friends, suppliers, colleagues, and peers, conversations are honest and cover a myriad of expectations and perspectives.
Session 2 – Tuesday 20 April, 10.30am
“Evolving event skills as the new currency”
Hear from Anna-Marie Trzebinski, founder of AMTEvents and Hazel John, MD of Oxygen
In this session, we find out from our two speakers how the pandemic has instigated upskilling and enhanced job profiles. We look at examples of how challenging career situations were overturned, the importance of keeping positive, and how to find purpose and balance when the chips are down. Our speakers will share their outlook on the future of recruitment for the industry and event skills, along with tips on how to make your CV stand out and ace that all-important job interview.
Meet our special guests:
Anna-Marie boasts over 15 years’ experience across the fashion and events industry, working with a range of clients in both B2C and B2B events across the UK and Europe. In 2020, Anna-Marie created the “UK Event Professionals Redundancy due to Corona” Group on LinkedIn, which now has over 1,500 members and features weekly virtual coffee mornings, training sessions, socials, an industry awards ceremony, and a mentorship scheme. Shortly after, Anna-Marie also launched her creative events agency AMTEvents, specialising in Corporate and Private Events that inspire and drive in the immersive experience with a creative specialism working with Fashion, Technology, Financial & Prime-Real Estate industries.
Anna-Marie has styled and created private events for A-List Celebrities as well as worked on some of the UK’s largest corporate conferences with prestigious brands. Anna-Marie has met her design idols, Zandra Rhodes and Vivienne Westwood, which was a real career highlight, enabling her to create the fabrics for the English National Opera and going on to live and design in New York! In 2021 Anna-Marie lives in Guildford, Surrey with her 7-month-old baby Maxi working full time with AMTEvents.
Hazel is the MD of Oxygen, a specialist Marketing, Sales, and Events recruitment agency.
With 25 years of recruitment experience in the hospitality industry, Hazel has worked with the top venues, hotels, bars, restaurants throughout the UK. Now post-Covid, Hazel has turned her expertise towards the marketing and creative industries, with many of her candidates as successful clients.
Hazel also hosted a webinar series throughout Covid title “Event Leaders Live” with featured words of wisdom from leaders across the hospitality industry, with at least 600 attendees tuning in every Tuesday from April through to August 2020.
Watch the conversation on YouTube.
Click on the image below to watch a recording of the session.