Lidia Sakarapani

Lidia Sakarapani

Work History

Work History

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Sep 2006 - Mar 2008

PR & Events Director

The Capital Club

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

List of skills

  Excellent writing skills in diverse print and electronic media, including strategic corporate report writing, media releases, speeches, marketing and sales strategies, promotional strategies and journalistic writing. Strong Marketing and Sales knowledge and practice Excellent Research Skills Sound working knowledge of conversational and written Chinese (Mandarin) Established international and local connections within the public relations, events management and marketing industry as well as local print and television media, hotel industry, entertainment and hospitality industry. Highly computer literate with a sound knowledge of website management programs, Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Front Page and Access Experienced in website design and content management Highly competent and published photographer Excellent knowledge of public relations, marketing and sales theories Strong back-ground knowledge and skills in events management Ability to work alone and in a team environment Ability to meet deadlines and reach set targets Strong organizational and planning skills Excellent knowledge of Asian business theories and culture Ability to work in a multicultural environment Strategic, innovative, flexible and highly self-motivated Strong knowledge of food and wine industry Leadership qualities Creative Multilingual    

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Interest

China, learning foreign languages, current affairs & the media, reading, writing, the Arts, photography, charity work and traveling

Countries visited: traveled to every state of Australia, China (2006), Malaysia (Numerous times), Spain (2005), France, Ireland, Scotland and Whales (2003), England (2003 and 2004), Indonesia (1995, 2004), Thailand (1996) and Singapore (Numerous times), India (2008). Also have traveled extensively throughout China. 

Summary

Lidia Sakarapani travelled to Beijing in 2006 to conduct research into the PR and Media industries in China as part of her commitments to the PRIARoyce Fellowship she won the year before while studying at Curtin University of Technology, Perth. Before travelling to China, Lidia worked as the Project Manager for the Global Village on the Move conference hosted by Curtin University in partnership with Lehigh University, USA.

In Beijing she began workingas the PR & Events Director at China’s most prestigious private business club where she organised an array of social, political and business events which hosted some very high profile speakers and China experts. From there she joined Omega, Official Time Keepers of the Olympics, the biggest sponsor of the Beijing Olympics, as a Project Manager of the Omega Greater China Program.

At the Games she led a team of over 60 local staff and managed a hospitality and cultural program for Omega’s ambassadors and VVIPs from mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

She is an accomplishedphotographer and her work has been amongst a series of photographs published in a book called “One Night In Beijing”, a commemorative book celebrating one night in Beijing exactly one year before the 2008 Olympics.

During her studies in Perth, Lidia was President of the Curtin University Public Relations Student Chapter and student representative on the Board of PRIA WA. She completed a double degree majoring in Public Relations andChinese Mandarin.She speaks English, Spanish and Chinese.

Certifications

Certifications

ClubCorp 2007 National Recognitions Award for Star Service

Capital Club
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007

2006 Royce Fellowship

Public Relations Institute of Australia & the Royce Group
Jun 2005 - Jun 2006

Curtin Business School Study Abroad Bursary Scholarship

Curtin University of Technology
Jan 2004 - Dec 2004

Curtin Business School 2004 Web Contributor of the Year

Curtin University of Technology