Getting to know Olivia Sy

Olivia Sy Event Professional
Meet Olivia Sy. Currently the Conference and Events Executive at Rydges World Square*, this potato-loving, Event Professional's favourite event was full of Irish guests - go figure!

Like many event professionals Olivia started her career working her way up through hotels. She's young, keen and working hard to make a mark... Join us as we learn a little more about this enthusiastic millennial in the events industry... 

Give us a snap shot of your career to date

Started as a hotel trainee manager at Rydges World Square. After completion worked at Reception desk for half a year and as Reception Team leader for another half year. Started as a conference and events coordinator been in this role for 1 year and 3 months and then promoted to conference and events executive. 

The most memorable event you have worked on and why?

The Saint Patricks day Christmas party. It was the biggest Christmas party ever held in the hotel. The event had lots of different requirements which made it exciting, interesting and a lot of fun! 

What did you ‘learn the hard way’ when planning an event?

How difficult it is to setup 300+ chair covers can be with sashes. 

What are three personality traits that are required to succeed in the events industry?

Being organised, positive attitude and flexible. 

If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?

Being organised is a must! Your team relies on you. 

Favourite type of food?


How would your friends describe your job?


How do you unwind after a big event?

Matcha Frappes! 

Where do you go for creative inspiration?


Favourite restaurant?

Chicken & Sons 

When entertaining at home what do you cook?

Potato Salad

What do you prefer, cocktail party or sit-down dinner?

Sit-down Dinner

What is your ideal holiday destination?


What’s your drink of choice at an event?

Apple Cider

It’s event day - heels or flats?


Why do you love your job?

Working with a great team!

If you weren’t working in events what would you do?

Travel the world 

*Rydges World Square is home to The Cidery Bar & Kitchen, a great event space for parties and functions in Sydney's CBD.