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Getting to know Megan Peters
To be named, EVENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR (read in a booming voice and to the sound of cheering fans) you have to be pretty special and someone who we’d love to feature in our Getting to know an Event Birdie Pro series.
So, we’re pretty excited that Megan Peters – who was recently crowned Event Manager of the Year at the Meeting and Events Australia Awards – has agreed to answer a few questions and share some insight into her career with us.
Megan Peters, is currently the Event Director at International Productions, the Chair of MEA NSW AND teaches the next generation of Event Managers at the College of Event Management, Sydney.
On top of that, Megan is a mum, a wife, a sister, a daughter and a good friend (although some of them doubt her organisational skills – see below).
Like many in the event industry, she started off in a hotel banqueting department and from there Megan has built an amazing [and award-wining] career… So let’s dive right in and learn a little more about this fabulous Event Professional…
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?
If you could plan an event anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Favourite type of food?
How would your friends describe your job?
Words to live by?
There is always something for which to be thankful
When entertaining at home what do you cook?
What do you prefer, cocktail party or sit-down dinner?
What’s your drink of choice at an event?
It’s event day – heels or flats?
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?
Be a police officer
Know someone who we should feature in our Getting to know an Event Birdie Pro series? Get in touch so we can ask them the tough questions (and the fun ones too)…