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Getting to know Harry Whelan
It’s time to meet another fabulous event professional – introducing Harry Whelan, Senior Event Coordinator at Optus. If you have ever had the pleasure of meeting Harry at an event, you will know that he has the charismatic presence that comes from being a born entertainer. Creative, driven and hard-working, Harry is a true industry professional who always puts in 110%, to produce fun and purposeful events for the staff of Optus – all 10,000 of them! So join with us as we get to know this month’s Event Birdie Pro, Harry Whelan…
Give us a snap shot of your career to date.
The most memorable event you have worked on and why?
What did you ‘learn the hard way’ when planning an event?
What are three personality traits that are required to succeed in the events industry?
If you could share one piece of advice to those starting out in the industry what would it be?
What song always gets you on the dance floor?
Describe yourself in two words?
How do you unwind after a big event?
What is your biggest challenge at the moment?
Where do you go for creative inspiration?
What’s your drink of choice at an event?
Best event styling tip?
What is the craziest request you have ever had when planning an event?
Why do you love your job?
If you weren’t working in events what would you do?