Aili Pello

Event Manager


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About me

International event manager with extensive experience in end-to-end management of a wide variety of B2C and B2B events across different countries: UK, France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, India, Italy, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Belgium, Portugal. Management of marketing, sales and operational activities and team coordination of a range of events, from 10 to 750 attendees. Project management including budgets and scheduling, working closely with clients and creative teams, printers, venues and 3rd party suppliers. Creative problem solver with a pragmatic attitude and strong cross-cultural communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.


  • Conference
  • Corporate
  • Creative Event
  • Exhibition
  • Party Planning
  • Promotional Event
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning

Work history


Event Manager

International Council of Shopping Centers

Jun 2010 - May 2015
  • The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association for the retail real estate sector representing owners, developers, occupiers, investors, retailers and service providers. It has a diverse membership with over 68,000 members globally in 100 countries and over 7,000 members across 45 countries in Europe. • Manage national and pan-European conference planning committees and working groups in order to develop conference programmes. • Manage the global retail leasing fair with 70+ exhibitors and 700+ attendees. • Manage three-day pan-European marketing conference with 300+ attendees including content management, shopping centre tours, interactive group sessions and awards ceremony dinner. • Manage onsite staff and vendors during events. • Manage event branded materials, sponsorship and partnerships and handling sponsorship sales and management.


Event Planner & Executive Assistant to the Ambassador

Embassy of Estonia in London

Jul 2006 - Jun 2009
  • • Organise events, receptions and visits at the Embassy, including catering, logistics, budgets and scheduling. • Manage complex travel itineraries and visit liaison with foreign ambassadors, UK officials and Estonian authorities. • Coordinated the official visit of the President of the Republic of Estonia and spouse to the UK, including business delegation. • Arranged the 90th Anniversary reception of the Republic of Estonia at the Banqueting House in London with 400 guests.


Executive Assistant

Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Sep 2004 - Jun 2006
  • Different roles in Economic Planning and Press division • Organise various types of events including workshops, conferences and exhibitions. • Organised Annual Conference for the Honorary Consuls of Estonia. • Arranged and coordinated Annual Workshop for diplomats in Economic Affairs working abroad. • Organised an exhibition of Estonian glassware at the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.



Major Event Management

City University London

Mar 2009 - Jul 2009



    Tallinn University

    Aug 2002 - Jan 2006