Team

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Anna Werner Katinka Kramer Denise Pregler Theodor von Froenau Ioanna Skandali Irina Schönfisch Manuela Schmitt Franziska Spörl Elisabeth Axthammer Christof Gurland Anne Beil Wolfgang Kerkhoff Dominic Lehmann Stefanie Roth Kathrin Hofmann Manuela Chiera Kristina Krumbach Tullia Halbmayer

Elisabeth Axthammer

Master of Science (MSc)

Senior Project Manager

Elisabeth AxthammerExpertise, experience and being quick on the trigger characterize the passionate snowboarder. But even off the slopes she handles unexpected twists of projects with ease. With the same agility she supports the marketing team: sales, websites or congress APPs – she always shows great commitment.

Facts & Figures

since 2017 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
since 2014 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2012 - 2014 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2010 - 2011 Internship and freelance work at dwif Consulting GmbH, Munich
2009 - 2011 Master studies in Strategic Management with focus on Service and Tourism Management at Leopold-Franzens-University, Innsbruck, Austria
2008 Internship at Sun International Resorts (Germany) GmbH, Munich
2006 - 2009 Tourism Business Studies (Bachelor) at the Management Center Innsbruck, Austria and Dalarna University, Borlänge, Sweden
2006 - 2007 Internship and freelance work at HOST Meeting and Event Services, Munich
2003 - 2006 Apprenticeship in Hotel Management at Holiday Inn Munich – City Centre
Qualifications: Asconet Project Managers’ Meeting in Barcelona, Spain
Languages: English, Spanish

 

Anne Beil

Project Manager

Anne BeilHer strength is to optimize workflows and to work on several tasks at the same time. Besides her function as a Project Manager, she is responsible for our external staff and always has a sympathetic ear for issues related to human resources. Moreover, our Westphalian with the green thumb makes life easier for the EUROKONGRESS team members by taking care of all the small tasks arising during an average working day.

Facts & Figures

since 2014 Project manager at EUROKONGRESS
2003 – 2014 Team assistant at EUROKONGRESS
1995 – 2003 Internship and freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
1996 – 1999 Tutor at Early Learning Centre, Bangkok, Thailand
1989 – 1990 Foreign Language Assistant in Luxeuil-Les-Bains, France
1987 – 1994 Studies of Romance and German language and literature in Bonn and Heidelberg
1986 – 1987 Au-pair and studies of languages in Paris, France
Languages: English, French

Manuela Chiera

Certified Business Economist (BA)

Project Manager

Manuela ChieraBesides her experience in project management, she also has a profound expertise in registration and IT. Dealing constructively with all challenges, she provides her colleagues with first-line assistance for all technical questions. She manages with great commitment the planning and coordination of the participants’ administration as well as the technical improvement of our registration software.

Facts & Figures

since 2009 Person responsible for IT and member of the management team of the Registration Department at EUROKONGRESS
2006 - 2008 Head of the Registration Department at EUROKONGRESS
since 2001 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
1998 - 2001 Training at EUROKONGRESS within the framework of the studies in Ravensburg
1998 - 2001 Studies in Trade Fair, Congress and Event Management at the University of Cooperative Education in Ravensburg
Qualifications: Asconet Project Managers Meeting, Munich
Languages: English, Italian

Theodor von Froenau

Managing Partner

Theodor von FroenauAs CEO, 'Mister Industry' and surrogate father of all EUROKONGRESS Project Managers, he is a pro when it comes to industrial exhibits and sponsoring. He also is the best person to turn to when it comes to all the big and small worries in the life of a Project Manager. Together with Wolfgang Kerkhoff and Matthias Schlageter he ensures a great work climate, highly motivated employees and thus satisfied customers.

Facts & Figures

since 1998 CEO at EUROKONGRESS
1991 - 1998 Assistant Manager at EUROKONGRESS
1990 - 1991 Finance Department of Hilton München Park, Munich
1986 - 1989 Apprenticeship in Hotel Management at Hotel Königshof, Munich
Qualifications: IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) Convention Management Training, Wolfsberg, Switzerland
Languages: English, French

Judith Grimm

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Project Manager

Judith GrimmFascinated by the “EUROKONGRESS Fever” during her internship, she got a permanent member of the team. With her ambition, commitment and her particular charm she masters all organizational challenges from large conventions and the tasks of daily business to the Web 2.0.

Facts & Figures

since 2012 Project Manager and member of the management team of the Registration Department at EUROKONGRESS
2011 - 2012 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2010 - 2011 Internship and freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
2009 Internship at the business travel agency STEAM’EVENT, Lyon, France
2007 - 2011 Studies in Tourism Management at the University of Applied Sciences Harz Wernigerode and IUT B - University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
Languages: English, French

Christof Gurland

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Freelancer – Special Projects

Christof GurlandShort films or director’s cuts; he has been our man on set for the past 20 years. Having received several international awards he works as creatively as possible and as pragmatic as needed – anywhere in the world. In his leisure time he relaxes by skiing and sailing.

Facts & Figures

since 1990 Freelancer at EUROKONGRESS
since 1991 Film designer and producer for product and corporate presentations and Image Trailer
1988 - 1990 Production Director for corporate films and TV productions at Bavaria Film, Munich
1984 - 1988 Production Assistant and Recording Producer at Bavaria Film, Munich
1983 - 1988 Theatre Studies at L Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Languages: English

Kathrin Hofmann

Certified Hotel Manager

Senior Project Manager

Kathrin HofmannCustomer orientation, great commitment and an eye for detail make her a versatile project manager. Not only her profound knowledge in finances and tax,but also her expertise in the hotel and catering business makes her a central point of contact in our team.

Facts & Figures

since 2015 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2005 - 2014 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2005 Senior Banquet Assistant for Event Management at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich
2002 - 2004 Team Assistant for Event Management at Hotel Bayerischer Hof, Munich
2001 Stay abroad in London, England
1997 - 1999 Chef de Rang, Event Manager at TST München GmbH
1994 - 1997 Training in Hotel Management at the Golf- und Tagungshotel Maximilian, Bad Griesbach
Qualifications: Cambridge First Certificate; advanced training in hotel business administration at the Hotelfachschule Heidelberg
Languages: English

Wolfgang Kerkhoff

Senior Partner

Wolfgang KerkhoffAs a "socializer" he can be found wherever the top people of the meeting industry get together. As an "acquirer" he can be seen everywhere where EUROKONGRESS can be marketed. As Senior Partner he is our tower of strength. Together with Theodor von Froenau he constitutes the heart of EUROKONGRESS and secures the professional carrying through of each event.

Facts & Figures

since 2012 Senior Partner at EUROKONGRESS
1990 – 2011 Managing Partner at EUROKONGRESS
since 1984 PCO (Professional Congress Organizer)
  Studies of Business Administration, Politics and Journalism in Munich and Montpellier, France
  The first German Convention Organiser to be certified as CMM (Certified Meeting Manager) by the international organisation MPI
  Board Member of the Munich Congress Alliance e.V.
  Active involvement in international career associations, e.g. 2 years as member of the Board of Directors of ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)
  President of ASCONET International (The International Network of Association Congress Organizers)
  Member of MPI (Meeting Professionals International)
  Speaker and publications on topics such as event and destination marketing, further training and sponsoring
  Consultant for scientific studies regarding various areas of the convention industry, location marketing and market research for event centres and venues
Languages: English, French

Katinka Kramer

Bachelor of Business Administration

Senior Project Manager

Katinka KramerFortunately, even four interesting stays abroad did not stop her from coming back to EUROKONGRESS. Our all-rounder in event and conference organization is also very experienced in sales and marketing. Whether it's a national convention or a major international event, the relaunch of our corporate website or a customer presentation - she always stays on top of things and even the most hectic situations don´t rob her of her contagious smile.

Facts & Figures

since 2014 Senior Project Manager and responsible for Sales and Marketing at EUROKONGRESS
2012 - 2013 Administrative Program Specialist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
2005 - 2011 Senior Project Manager and Member of the Management Board at EUROKONGRESSS
2003 Conference Officer at the Bank fund Conference Office of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA; Annual Meetings, Dubai
since 2003 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2000 - 2003 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
1999 - 2000 Project Manager at the incoming agency Around Australia Tour Service, Sydney, Australia
1996 - 2000 Internship and freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
1995 - 2000 Studies in Business Administration with focus on Tourism at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich and Nice, France
Qualifications: Training in the Pharmaceutical Code of conduct (FSA certificate); Asconet Project Managers Meeting, Athens, Greece; IAPCO (International Association of Professional Congress Organizers) Conference Management Training, Wolfsberg, Switzerland
Languages: English, French

Denise Pregler

Management Assistant in Event Organization

Project Manager

Denise PreglerOur youngest team member represents a natural curiosity and a strong IT affinity. She shows great commitment in all parts of the event organization - participants’ administration, speakers’ handling and project management.

Facts & Figures:

since 2017 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
since2014 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2011 - 2014 Training as Management Assistant in Event Organization at EUROFORUM Deutschland SE, Dusseldorf
2013 Correspondence Course of sports events, IST-Studieninstitut
2007 Internship in Hotel Management at Hotel Gasthof Adler, St. Gallenkirch, Austria
Languages: English, Spanish

Dominic Lehmann

Magister Artium

Project Manager

Dominic Lehmann

Our latest member joining the project management and industry team gained lots of negotiation skills and working experience in the Far East, thus adding one more international element to the EUROKONGRESS-team. Comprising the charming spirit of Munich with an Asian patience, he skillfully coordinates industry exhibitions, sponsoring contracts and meetings.

Facts & Figures

since 2018 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2015 - 2018 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2012 - 2014 Business Development Manager at ProAir International Trading Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, PR China
2010 Internship at MunichRe AG
2008 Internship at Freudenberg Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., PR China
2005 - 2010 Studies of Sinology, Business Administration and Law at LMU Munich and Tongji University Shanghai
2006 - 2011 Host at international trade fairs in Munich
Languages: English, Chinese

 

Stefanie Roth

Bachelor of Business Administration

Senior Project Manager

Stefanie RothShe is our specialist for national and international scientific conferences. Munich, Berlin, Brussels, Budapest – she always stays on top of the event. Thanks to her organizational expertise and her attention to detail she is a valued contact person for our customers as well as for our EUROKONGRESS team members.

Facts & Figures

2005 - 2007 Member of the Management Board at EIROKONGRESS
since 2003 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
1998 - 2003 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
1996 - 1998 Internship and freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
1994 - 1998 Studies in Tourism with main focus on the Hotel and Meeting Industry at the Munich University of Applied Sciences
1992 - 1994 Apprenticeship in Hotel Management at Marriott Hotel Treudelberg, Hamburg
1987 - 1988 Stay abroad in Montana, USA
Qualifications:

Asconet Project Managers Meeting, Leeuwenhorst, Netherlands
IAPCO EDGE Seminar, Copenhagen, Denmark

Languages: English

 

Manuela Schmitt

Bachelor of Business Administration

Freelancer – Special Projects

Manuela SchmittAs one of the few true Bavarians at EUROKONGRESS, she loves the mountains, which she masters either by foot or on skis. She is equally sure-footed on every step of event organization: as a “permanent Freelancer” she is a great support at big events as a member of the team as well as at events where she acts as the Project Manager.

Facts & Figures

since 2003 Freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
1998 - 2003 Managing Partner of marketing & event design GbR, Munich
1995 - 1998 Project Manager at RWA-Meeting & Incentive Management GmbH, Munich
1994 - 1995 Freelance work at RWA-Meeting & Incentive Management GmbH, Munich
1993 Internship at Meeting Point Conferences, London, England
1991 - 1993 Internship and freelance work at EUROKONGRESS
1990 - 1995 Studies in Business Administration with focus on tourism at Munich University of Applied Sciences
1990 stay abroad in Dinard, France
Languages: English, French

Ioanna Skandali

Master in Applied Linguistics and Cultural Science

Senior Project Manager

Ioanna SkandaliLuckily for us the name is not true of our born and bred Greek colleague. With plenty of experience up her sleeve, she masters her projects easily, taking on every organisational challenge with her Mediterranean temperament and soul. In her free time she enjoys going swimming - no sea required here - the River Isar is just on her doorstep!

Facts & Figures

since 2013 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2011 - 2013 PR/Marketing and Sales at Cosmos Yachting, Munich
2010 - 2011 Manager/Congress Department at PCO Convin S.A. in Athens, Greece
2008 - 2010 Project Manager/Congress Department at PCO Convin S.A. in Athens, Greece
2005 - 2008 Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager/Congress Department at Triena Tours & Congress S.A., Athens, Greece
1998 - 2005 Translation Studies German, English and Modern Greek with medicine, law and business terminology at the Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Sciences at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz
Languages: Greek, English

Franziska Spörl

Master of Sciences

Project Manager

Franziska Spörl

Our Munich child focuses on congress marketing and project management. She accepts every organizational challenge with a smile managing the delegates’ and speakers’ management as well as the implementation of congress websites and marketing planning with loving attention to detail.

Facts & Figures

since 2017 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2015 - 2017 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2012 - 2015 working student in brand & acquisition marketing at Consorsbank, Nuremberg
2012 - 2015 Master Program in marketing at Friedrich-Alexander-University, Nuremberg
2012 Internship at the consulting company vor-sprung, Munich
2008-2012 Bachelor Program in Economics at the University of Applied Sciences, Munich and at the Ecole de Commerce IDRAC, Lyon, France
2008 Internship at EUROKONRGESS
2007 - 2008 Internship in the sales and marketing department at the Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Munich
Languages: English, French

 

Anna Werner

Magister Artium

Senior Project Manager

Anna WernerOur soprano masters the scale equally as all tasks of the conference planning: abstract handling, scientific secretariat, registration and logistics – your project is in safe hands.

Facts & Figures

since 2015 Senior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2007 - 2014 Project Manager at WIP – Renewable Energies, Munich
Head of EU PVSEC Scientific Programme Secretariat
2005 - 2007 Team assistant at WIP – Renewable Energies, Munich
1999 - 2005 Studies in Italian Literature, Intercultural Communication Science and Economics at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich and Bologna, Italy
1998 - 1999 Stay abroad in Florence, Italy
Languages: Italian, English, French

Tullia Halbmayer

Bachelor of Arts in Business (B.A.)

Project Manager

Tullia HalbmayerOur Vienna-born passionate dancer steadily guarantees a good performance – not only on the dance floor. Besides her congress and hotel experience, her Italian temper and Viennese charm are a real enrichment for the whole team.

Facts & Figures

seit 2017 Since 2017 Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2014 – 2017 Head of Conference Service & Banqueting at Hotel Säntispark, St. Gallen Switzerland
2011 – 2014 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2010 – 2011 Assistant to Management at Mondial GmbH & Co. KG, Vienna, Austria
2009 Internship at Sheraton Nicolaus Hotel, Bari, Italy and Hilton Garden Inn Matera, Italy
2007 – 2010 Studies in Tourism Management at the University of Applied Sciences, Vienna, Austria
2007 – 2009 Point of Sales Team at T-Mobile & tele.ring GmbH, Vienna, Austria
Languages: English, Italian, French

Kristina Krumbach

Diplom-Kauffrau (FH), Master of Arts (M.A.)

Junior Project Manager

Kristina KrumbachDue to her expert knowledge in the hotel business, she is very experienced in the fields of customer relation management. She is of great support in all stages of the congress organisation – from the first planning through the onsite management.

Facts & Figures

seit 2016 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2014 – 2015 Guest Relation Manager at Lanserhof Tegernsee GmbH
2012 – 2014 Manager Online Marketing at tourism office Tegernsee Schliersee e.V.
2009 – 2011 Studies of Entrepreneurship and Tourism Management at Management Center Innsbruck, Austria
2008 – 2009 Management Assistant at Schneesport-Akademie Ischgl, Austria
2007 Scientific Assistant and graduate student in Communication and Promotion at Nordrhein-Westfalen Tourism, Cologne
2004 – 2006 Assistant to the Production Management at Prime Productions GmbH, Cologne
2004 – 2007 Studies of Business Administration at the University of Applied Sciences, Bergisch Gladbach
2003 – 2004 Internship in Project Management and  Media Consulting
2002 – 2003 Work and Travel at Thistle-Hotel Stevenage, UK
Languages: English

Irina Schönfisch

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Junior Project Manager

Irina SchönfischOur specialist in participants’ administration combines excellent registration qualifications with a great enthusiasm for traveling. Munich, Berlin, Prague or Geneva – she manages the congress office perfectly wherever we take her.

Facts & Figures

Since 2016 Junior Project Manager at EUROKONGRESS
2014 – 2016 Customer Service Management at the International Trade Fair Centre Munich
2010 – 2014 Studies in Tourism Management at the University of Heilbronn
2012 Internship at the DRV Service GmbH, Berlin
2009 – 2010 Stay abroad in Michigan, USA
2005 – 2009 Apprenticeship in Office Communication at Oventrop GmbH, Germany
Languages: English