Milly, what do you enjoy the most about being an Event Coordinator?
I enjoy how varied each day is and working towards briefs with different venues and clients; with some being more challenging than others but this is what makes the job fun and interesting. I also like the many opportunities of being able to expand my knowledge by visiting different venues and locations and experiencing new activities that would be perfect for our clients.
What three items or virtues are essential to your job?
Being organised – this is one of the most important aspects of the job due to things constantly changing and urgent enquiries coming in. It is essential to prioritise work and to work on the events with the shortest lead time.
Knowledge – having knowledge of venues and their facilities is greatly important as it will allow you to put the best venues forward to the clients. Staying ahead and keeping up to date with new venues will also greatly help when venue finding.
Communication – finding out from the client the exact type of venue they are looking for and the key requirements in ensuring their event is a success is essential when finding them the perfect venue for their event. Constantly communicating with clients will aid in nurturing your relationship with them as you will get to know them better and put forward venues that they prefer.
Which is your favourite events destination and why?
As I am new to the industry and the team, London is the destination I work with the most and at the moment my favourite as I have come to learn that the variety of venues within London is massive – no matter what type of venue the client is looking for, London will have it.
Which is your favourite venue and why?
My favourite worldwide venue is Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. I was very lucky to stay there whilst travelling around Singapore. It has an infinity pool on the rooftop (The Skypark) along with many bars and restaurants and views of Singapore and the harbour. The staff were also super helpful and friendly. It is also great for events as it has its very own Expo and Convention centre with 250 meeting rooms and 24 ballroom as well as 2,561 bedrooms and suites, meaning it is perfect for any sized event.
What are your top tips for event planning?
Be organised, be flexible, have great communication skills but most importantly have fun!