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Tanya Dennis

Event Manager

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About me

Passionate about creating captivating and memorable events with an interest in music and the way it can influence and engage people. • A commercially aware, consumer focused and organised events manager with an interest in the overall B2B and B2C entertainment and events industry. • 5 years of international conference and exhibition experience (in-house) within a variety of sectors including Interior Design, Aviation, Finance, Technology and Health Care. • Considerable experience in coordinating and managing events from venue sourcing and negotiation to onsite management, incorporating production and budgeting as well as exemplary customer service. • A confident professional with an ability to manage multiple projects in a variety of territories both global and local, with colleagues on all levels and strict adherence to time and budget. • A well-traveled, resourceful and ambitious self-starter with the ability to work under pressure, independently and creatively.

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Skills

  • Conference
  • Corporate
  • Exhibition
  • Live Event
  • Party Planning
  • Social Event
  • Coordination
  • Event Execution
  • Event Organisation
  • Event Planning
  • Social Meda
  • Project Budget Management
  • Database Administration
  • People Managament
  • Negotiating

Work history

Currently

Operations Manager

Centaur Media Plc

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • - 6 Month Contract. - Responsible for trade show Employee Benefits Show Live and one consumer show Homebuilding & Renovating Show – Harrogate - Supervision of one Event Assistant

2017

Operations Manager

MRO Network

Feb 2014 - Jun 2017
  • Full Time
  • - Responsible for a portfolio of 8 International and domestic finance and aviation conferences (150 - 500 pax), a large-scale B2B exhibition (4000 visitors and 300 exhibitors) as well as award ceremonies and networking events. - Developed financial management skills by assisting in setting and managing the £20,000 - £450,000 event budgets during the event lifecycle. - Management of event team; responsible for setting and overseeing all activities - Demonstrated research skills by venue sourcing and contract negotiation for 5* hotels and suppliers - Increased visitor, speaker and sponsor pre-show communication satisfaction to 70% (from 40%) within a year. - Responsible for creating and managing the registration system for each event using Eventsforce - Event Marketing responsibilities; created all event guides, comprehensive welcome packs and event websites - International business travel; EMEA and USA

Education

2010

BA (Hons) English Language

University of Manchester

Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
  • Manchester, United Kingdom

Awards

2017

2017 WATC Rising Star – Entrepreneur Award

We Are the City

  • The Rising Star awards were introduced to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management and to create female 100 role models across different industries and professions. The awards also included a new category for 2017 which recognises the achievements of organisations who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting their female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes, internal employee relations and diversity network groups. https://risingstars.wearethecity.com/rising-stars-winners-2017/