NAME: Rebecca Suitor

BUSINESS NAME: Crowne Plaza Hobart

POSITION: Director of sales & marketing, operations

What are you working on right now in anticipation of a return of events? 

Various smaller, locally-focused events as well as restaurant and bar offerings to build consumer/client confidence. We have also just successfully run a series of virtual famils for our PCO clients.

What’s one lesson you have learnt during the COVID-19 lockdown period? 

Celebrate every small win and be flexible, and more important than ever to stay positive for you team.

What do you value more now than you may have pre-COVID-19? 

The freedom to socialize and network without restrictions

How do you think events will change in the future? 

They will be a lot more structured, perhaps more hybrid types of events, with less large-scale events.

Why are events important? 

Events are a very powerful way to connect and motivate groups of people.