Behzad Pournaghi

Behzad Pournaghi

Summary

Extensively experienced and goal-oriented event manager with More than 8 years successful experience in holding events around the world, fully interested in planning and executing events, with a Special interest on exhibition and corporate events. Posses the rule of database administrator which gives me the chance to have a scalable and variety of knowledge dealing with diversity of systems and solutions.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Present

Instructor

Zumba Fitness LLC

Zumba Fitness® is the only Latin-inspired dance-fitness program that blends red-hot international music, created by Grammy Award-winning producers, and contagious steps to form a "fitness-party" that is downright addictive.Since its inception in 2001, the Zumba program has grown to become the world's largest – and most successful – dance-fitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries.

Sep 2008 - Nov 2011

Event Manager

Final Target

Affiliated to Y&R of WPP, MCG is a holding agency active in full range of marketing / brand communications. Members gathered under this umbrella offer different services of Agency, Media, PR, Brand Positioning, Market Research, Retail Marketing, Digital, Production, BTL, Outdoor & Event to form this group with total turnover of $170M and 165 employees.I work for this agency as event manager and organize all kind of events such as:

  •  Exhibitions
  •  Ceremonies
  •  Seminars
  •  Lucky Draw Session
  •  Road show
  •  Sampling Sessions

all kind of BTL [Below The Line] activities.I have held events for international brands such as:

  •  MTN
  •  Danone (Danino, Danette, Danao)
  •  Sony Ericsson
  •  Adidas
  •  GSK (Aquafresh, Sensodyne)
  •  Al Aujan (Rani, Barbican)
  •  Masafi
  •  Nestle (Kitkat, Maggi, NBC)

beside I have done some event management services for some local brands such as Irancell, Pakshoo, 1&1, Tanasay and ...

2008 - 2009

Executive Manager

EPS

EPSmart was an online retailer focusing of distributing and reselling office supplies. I was executive manager and in charge of all sourcing and distributing part. No need to say all the ordering and accounting was online and software based.

1997 - 2009

Rastak Music Group

Co Founder and Executive Manager

Rastak a new ensemble for contemporary Persian folk music was formed as an experimental music group in 1997. The group seeks to collect, record and interpret traditional Persian folk music for a global audience, incorporating language, culture and history also merging traditional instruments and forms with contemporary rhythms. The musicians who comprise Rastak have graduated from the best universities in Iran and have done extensive research into Persian folk music.I founded the band with Siamak Sepehri who is still running the band with 13 other members.

Feb 2005 - Sep 2008

Exhibition Expert

ICHHTO

ICHHTO [Iran Cultural Heritage, handicraft and Tourism Organization] is the Tourism Organization in Iran. Part of that organization which is in charge of promoting Iran Tourism attraction in the world, called “Iran Exhibition and Advertising Committee”.During 2005-2009 I was responsible for searching, booking, organizing and holding Iran’s stands in major international tourism exhibition. Dealing with international event and exhibition organizers, booth and stand constructors, suppliers [From A to Z] was my responsibility.We attended to 60 exhibitions during three years and held Iran’s stand in those major international exhibitions such as:- World Travel Market, London, UK- ITB, Berlin, Germany- FITUR, Madrid, Spain- JATA, Tokyo, Japan- IT&CMA, Bangkok, Thailand- IHT, Manama, Bahrain- AWTTE, Beirut, Lebanon- MATTA, KL, Malaysia- COTTM, Beijing, China- TUR, Gothenburg, Sweden- Le Monde a Paris, Paris, France- ATM, Dubai, UAE- BIT, Milan, Italy- EMITT, Istanbul, Turkey- MATKA, Helsinki, Finland- ATB, Damascus, Syriaand etc ...

Education

Education
1995 - 1996

Diploma

Sooreh Art University

- Co-founded "Mehr Ava" Music Band with Siamak Sepehri

1991 - 1994

Veterinary

Islamic Azad University