We are so excited to feature Christian Eckardt on Event Birdie. Mainly because we love his European charm, great advice and interesting career path… Currently the Events Manager at the gorgeous Residences Centennial Park, Christian is someone who lives and breathes events. So take a moment to get to know Christian a little better…
Give us a snap shot of your career to date.
Unique venues where Christian has worked include; Speigeltents in Chemnitz and Leipzig | Vineta (a floating venue in the middle of a mine) | The Superintendent’s
The most memorable event you have worked on and why?
Childrens Ballet in New Cairo
What did you ‘learn the hard way’ when planning an event?
What are three personality traits you think are required to succeed in the events industry?
You’ll need this to soldier through the late night set-ups while you feel exhausted from the wedding and Bar Mitzvah from the night before! It does pay off, and your client will love you for it!
No matter how well you’ve planned an event, something always goes a little pear-shaped! Remember, there is solution but it will only come to you if you relax and stay calm.
If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?
If you could plan an event anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
How do you unwind after a big event?
Words to live by?
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
Where do you go for creative inspiration?
When entertaining at home what do you cook?
Best event you’ve been to as a guest?
What do you prefer, cocktail party or sit-down dinner?
What’s your drink of choice at an event?
Best event styling tip?
If you weren’t working in events what would you do?