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Work experience

Mar 2006Present

Events Coordinator

Central Travel
  • Planning, organising and managing corporate events 
  • Manage the entire package, from venue sourcing, invitations and decoration to transport, entertainment and catering
  • Analyze and quantify all corporate marketing tradeshow leads, conference evaluations and other event data into a comprehensive post-analysis executive report
  • Negotiate contracts and make billing arrangements with meeting facilities
  • Co-ordinate services for events, such as accommodation and transportation for participants, conference and other facilities, catering, signage, displays, translation, special needs requirements, audio-visual equipment, printing and security
  • Organize registration of participants, prepare programs and promotional material, and publicize events
  • Plan entertainment and social gatherings for participants
  • Hire, train and supervise support staff required for events
  • Ensure compliance with required by-laws
  • Coordinate with meeting facilities to ensure that appropriate meeting space is made available
  • Develop function sheets specifying room set-up requirements, event details, and food and beverage orders and communicate these requirements to the meeting facilities 
  • Develop, communication, and review hotel rooming lists to ensure accuracy.
  • Negotiate contracts for services, approve suppliers' invoices, maintain financial records, review final billing submitted to clients for events and prepare reports.
  • Meet with trade and professional associations and other groups to promote and discuss conference, convention and trade show services.
  • Meet with sponsors and organizing committees to plan scope and format of events, to establish and monitor budgets and to review administrative procedures and progress of events
Sep 2010Present

Travel Agency Manager

Central Travel
  • promoting and marketing the business, sometimes to new or niche markets;
  • managing budgets and maintaining statistical/financial records;
  • selling travel products and tour packages;
  • sourcing products and destinations to meet consumer demands for bespoke travel and sustainable tourism;
  • taking part in familiarisation visits to new destinations in order to gain information on issues and amenities of interest to consumers;
  • liaising with travel partners, including airlines and hotels, to manage bookings and schedules, often one year in advance;
  • dealing with customer enquiries and aiming to meet their expectations;
  • overseeing the smooth, efficient running of the business.
Feb 2005Mar 2006

Travel Agent & Events Developer

4U Travel
  • Logistic on organizing teambuildings and conferences;
  • Provide literature and information to clients concerning local, interstate and international tours, travel routes, accommodation, local customs, fares and travel regulations;
  • Discuss client requirements and advise on suitable options plan, prepare and cost itineraries for clients make travel, accommodation and related bookings;
  • Confirm bookings and notify clients of luggage limits, insurance, medical, passport, visa and currency requirements;
  • Issue tickets for travel, accommodation vouchers and all relevant documentation;
  • Collect payments and maintain records of transactions;
  • Assist with changes to travel arrangements and bookings where required;
20042005

Travel Agent

AlbatroSS Travel
  • Booking hotels
  • Creating tailor – made tourist programs all around Romania
  • Developing tourist programs all around Romania
  • Escort guiding
  • Logistic on organizing events and conferences
Sep 2000Nov 2002

Assistant Manager

Amero Trading S.R.L.

  • General office administration 
  • Various management team assistance duties
  • Responsible for documents archive
  • Issuing invoices and responsible for the daily cash journal
  • Monitoring the press
  • Issuing documents, generating and processing of correspondence
  • Report writing & Minute taking

Education

19992003

Bachelor of Science in Economy of Tourism

Romanian American University

Economy, Tourism, Strategic Management, Marketing, Business administration

19951999

mathematics

Colegiul National "Ion Luca Caragiale"

Skills

Communication and interpersonal skills
  communication - ability to communicate orally, in writing, or via electronic means, in a manner appropriate to the audience; teamwork - being a constructive team member, contributing practically to the success of the team; leadership - being able to motivate and encourage others, whilst taking the lead; initiative - ability to see opportunities and to set and achieve goals; problem solving - thinking things through in a logical way in order to determine key issues, often also including creative thinking; flexibility/adaptability - ability to handle change and adapt to new situations; self-awareness - knowing your strengths and skills and having the confidence to put these across; commitment/motivation - having energy and enthusiasm in pursuing projects; interpersonal skills - ability to relate well to others and to establish good working relationships; numeracy - competence and understanding of numerical data, statistics and graphs.
knowledge of planning
Knowledge of planning where we can includ budgeting and cost control; goal setting and data compilation
Computer skills
English

References

Cecilia Sianu

Summary

  • Planning and Organizing – skilled at planning, organizing, and managing small to large events; proven ability in accomplishing goals and ensuring work is completed efficiently; strong problem solving skills, including the ability to recognize and analyze problems and implement solutions; a strong orientation to detail and accuracy; the ability to multitask and prioritize activities; dedication to using time effectively and preventing irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with work completion.  
  • Developing Collaborative Relationships – proven experience in establishing rapport; skilled at effectively communicating internally, externally, and at all levels; ability to work with teams on projects and strategic initiatives.
  • Customer Focus – skilled at evaluating how actions and plans will affect clients; seeks information to understand expectations, problems, and needs; responds quickly to meet client needs and resolve problems; implements effective ways to monitor and evaluate client concerns, issues, and satisfaction;
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with PowerPoint and Excel;
  • Meeting or events planning experience within a conference business.

Interest

  • photography
  • love to travel
  • reading
  • spending time with my friends and family
  • meet new people and cultures
  • study politics and communication

Certifications

2003Present

Management courses for achieving the tourism licence

Tourism, Hotel & Restaurant Consulting Group Romania
20002000

Project Self-Reliance - Democracy - Responsibility // Leuven, Belgium

Christian Academy for European Dialog