Jo Brennan recently joined Nectar Creative Communications as our Event Coordinator.
Here’s five questions with Jo as we get to know our newest team member.
- What’s your history before landing at Nectar
Prior to my position with Nectar, I worked for a Professional Conference Organiser as an Events Coordinator.
I was also employed by Virgin Australia for 8 years and worked in the Business, Events and Groups department. My position involved organising private charter flights as well as group and VIP travel.
- How did 2020 work out for you
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 was a challenging year. One minute I was ready to fly down to Sydney for a large International conference we were managing and the next minute I found myself redundant.
Having time off in 2020 has certainly put life into perspective and my priorities have changed. My family, friends and good health are what really matters.
- What do you see being the biggest industry challenges coming into 2021
The biggest challenge for the Events Industry are the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. Trying to plan the next virtual, hybrid, or in-person event in this unpredictable environment has its challenges.
I believe we will see a continued trend towards Hybrid Events. The biggest challenge is generally the short lead times and creating new ideas on how to keep both virtual and in-person participants engaged.
- What are you most looking forward to this year from a work perspective
The Events Industry certainly looks quite different to pre-COVID times and I am excited to see what the next 12 months will look like for the Industry.
I am looking forward to mastering the OnAIR virtual platform and working in the new world of Virtual and Hybrid events. I believe the changes to the Industry will bring innovation and excitement to each event.
- Where is the first place you’d like to go when international travel returns
I have a long list of International travel destinations on my bucket list, one of the top would be to return to the Caribbean. I am particularly interested in visiting the Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Jamaica and Aruba.
Beautiful beaches, snorkelling and cocktails at sunset sounds like the perfect getaway!