Global Events & Planning Enablement Lead – Autodesk

June 2021 / Present – Working Globally 

Achievements: Onboarding new hires in CS and Sales roles, Skill development programs, developing OTC breakout sessions roll outs, AU collaborations, to name a few!

  • Create thorough Program and Enablement Plans that address diverse operational requirements comprehensively
  • Coordinate event management and training initiatives efficiently
  • Manage stakeholders from C-level executives, directors, managers, and internal departments
  • Employ agile problem-solving, persuasion, and influence techniques to drive outcomes
  • Ensure delivery of KPIs, CRM utilization, quality standards, and compliance measures
  • Simplify access to resources, reducing confusion and enhancing efficiency
  • Utilize sensemaking techniques to respond effectively to rising challenges and mitigate risks
  • Facilitate onboarding and provision of tools and resources to internal teams, enabling them to achieve customer value and desired outcomes
  • Proficiently utilize various platforms such as MS Office, Salesforce, G-Suite, Airtable, Qualtrics, Smartsheet, Mural, LUMA workplace and many others to streamline operations and drive success.

Senior Operations Events & Project Manager – GSMA

Nov 2011 / Aug 2020 – Working Globally

Spearheaded the production of large-scale events like MWC BCN, Shanghai & LA, 4YFN and smaller m360 themed events, generating over GBP 100M in profits.

  • Used various project management techniques, overseeing all processes from inception to completion with careful attention to detail.
  • Developed & implemented goals, conducted market research, devised strategies with defined KPIs to drive success
  • Planned full communication, marketing, and engagement plans to optimize outcomes.
  • Managed a diverse team from selecting to coaching to achieve project objectives.
  • Effectively handled stakeholder relationships, engaging with C-level executives, customers, suppliers, sponsors, partners, and internal departments.
  • Implemented change management strategies, ensuring business readiness, conducting thorough analysis, and deploying changes seamlessly.
  • Demonstrated adept budget management skills, overseeing budgets exceeding GBP 2M, including P&L, RFPs, proposals, POs, and invoicing.
  • Well navigated legal and procurement processes, liaising with contracts and negotiating deals.
  • Applied risk mitigation with minimal impact, delivering solutions to unforeseen challenges.
  • Ensured alignment of objectives with sales and sponsor contracts, demonstrating a strong business sense and accountability for profit targets.
  • Managed all aspects of event logistics comprehensively, including security, access, H&S, crisis plans, catering, signage, and more.
  • Utilized a wide array of platforms including MS Office, Salesforce, G-Suite, Eventbrite, SharePoint, Asana, Slack, and others to streamline operations and enhance productivity.

Global Senior Event Portfolio Manager Freelance

Jul 2009 / Oct 2011 – Europe

International Events Marketing for top companies like: Microsoft, Nintendo, BMW Mini, Coors, PlayStation, SEGA, Ubisoft, Virgin, Reebok, HP, Diesel and UEFA

  • Planning, execution and logistics for each event with impeccable organization skills.
  • Calendar of events with effective long-term planning & management of tradeshows, conferences, road-shows, product launches, exhibitions, sponsor operations, etc.
  • Management of sponsors, clients, suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Overseeing procurement of Legal, PR & marketing opportunities, social networking, media coverage, catering, AV, Staff (>50), security, access and other feature needs.
  • Accommodation, schedules, travel, agendas, and other logistics
  • IT Tools: Dropbox, Drive, WordPress, MS Office, amongst others.

Previously …

  • Global PR ManagerEdelman Spain (Oct 2008 – Jul 2009) Barcelona
  • Marketing & Front Office ManagerHotel IBIS London City (Oct 2006 – Jul 2008) London
  • Executive to Head of Communications PR, Hilti Spain S.A. (Jun 2005 – Jul 2006) Madrid (Internship)
  • Personal Assistant to DG – Events, O.P.C. Spain (Oct 2003 – Apr 2004)  Madrid (Internship)