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Spotlight on…is a unique look at individuals from Venues and Events International providing insight into their daily roles and why they have a passion for the meetings and events industry. Here is our latest Spotlight on…Marlene Scott, Conference Planning Executive.

How long have you been at Venues and Events International?

I re-joined the company in November 2018 to look after the AXA account of which I used to look after over 13 years ago!

What would you say is your favourite venue or destination?

The Landmark Hotel or Marriott London County Hall

What made you want to become a Conference Planning Executive?

I decided to come back to the company for a chance of career and I feel it’s something I’m good at.

What is your biggest highlight of your career so far?

Re-visiting all the hotels and seeing all of the changes that have been made.

Can you describe a typical day of your job?

It’s a new account so you need to be pro-active and get the business in, meeting new clients is great.

What’s been your biggest challenge to date?

No challenges so far with work but I’ve done a lot of events for charity and abseiling down a 140ft cliff was very challenging – Spinnaker Tower next!!!

What top tip would you give to anyone coming into the industry?

You need to be organised and have a back-up plan!

What gives you that #FridayFeeling?

Just knowing it’s the weekend gives me that Friday feeling and a cheeky cold glass of Pino of course!!!