Conference & Meetings World Issue 91 - Page 20

Big Interview From venue manager to organiser As she takes the reins at Warsaw’s largest venue, Zaneta Berus talks about her plans for new congress space, and a main hall filled with the fruits of international association partnership. Antony Reeve-Crook reports his summer Zaneta Berus, the former president of Polish venue Expo XXI, made the 20-minute walk across the capital to take up a new role as managing director at the largest venue in the city, Ptak Warsaw Expo. What prompted Zaneta’s move after 16 years managing Expo XXI has a lot to do with the fact there are 15,000 parking spaces outside the new venue. Ptak Warsaw Expo is 10 times larger than Expo XXI, presenting large event organisers with a total usable space of 500,000sqm, 143,000sqm of which is in halls. And, while this presents new-found opportunity, there remain ́ё”Ω•ΙδΙ•…°)‘…±±•Ή”½˜‘…Ή₯ΉœΡ‘”ΝΡΙ…Ρ•δ…Π)Α±…䁅Ёё”Ή•άΩ•ΉΥ”°₯ΈΑ…ΙΡ₯Υ±…ȁё”)™…ΠAΡ…¬]…Ιͅ܁΅…Ή…•Μ₯Ρ́½έΈ)½Ή™•Ι•Ή•Μ…ΉΡΙ…‘”Ν‘½έΜΈ+Šq%Ё₯́…Έ•α₯Ρ₯Ήœ‘…±±•Ή”…™Ρ•Θ€ΔΨ)ε•…Ί½˜‰Υ₯±‘₯ΉœΡ‘”Α½έ•Θ…ΉΑΙ•ΝΡ₯”)½˜Ρ‘”ΑΙ•Ω₯½Ύ±½…Ρ₯½Έ³ŠtΝ‘”•αΑ±…₯ΉΜΈ+ŠqQ‘”­•δ‘…±±•Ή•Μ…Ι”Ή½Π½ΉΉ•Ρ•)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ν₯锁½˜Ρ‘₯ٕ́ΉΥ”‰ΥЁέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”)‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠ΅½‘•°½˜™ΥΉΡ₯½Ή₯ΉœΈ+ŠqMΌ™…ȁAΡ…¬]…Ιͅ܁αΑΌέ…Μ)™½ΥΝ•½Ή±δ½ΈΡ‘•₯ȁ½έΈ•Ω•ΉΡ́…Ή$)…΄½₯ΉœΡΌ…‘½Ή”΅½Ι”ΝΡΙ½Ήœ±•œΡΌ)₯ΠƒŠL½Α•Ή₯ΉœΡ‘”Ω•ΉΥ”ΡΌΥ•ΝЁ•Ω•ΉΡΜ°)5% ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́₯Ή±Υ‘₯ΉœΡΙ…‘”Ν‘½έΜ°)½ΉΙ•Ν͕́…Ή•Ω•ΉΡΜΈ)M‘”•ΙΡ…₯Ή±δ‘…́ё”­Ή½έ‘½άΡΌ)΅…­”…Έ₯΅Α…Π…Ёё”Ή•άΩ•ΉΥ”Έ(Θΐ€Ό) ½Ή™•Ι•Ή”€˜5••Ρ₯ΉΜ]½Ι±(Ό)i…Ή•Ρ„έ…́ΑΙ•Ν•ΉΡ•έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”M₯±Ω•Θ) Ι½Ν́½˜5•Ι₯Ё‰δA½±…Ή“ŠéΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠ)₯Έ€ΘΐΔ́™½Θ‘•ΘΝՍ•ΝΝ™Υ°ΑΙ½΅½Ρ₯½Έ)½˜Ρ‘”½ΥΉΡΙ䁅Ή‘…́ΝΑ•ΉΠε•…ΙΜ)έ½Ι­₯Ήœ™½ΘΡ‘”A½±₯Ν ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜) ½ΉΙ•Ν͕́…Ή ½Ή™•Ι•Ή•ΜΈ)1…ΝЁ啅ȁA½±…Ή“Šé΅₯Ή₯Νѕȁ½˜ΝΑ½ΙΡΜ)…έ…Ι‘•‘•ΘΡ‘”ΑΙ•ΝΡ₯” …‘”½˜)Q½ΥΙ₯Ν΄…́…ΑΑΙ•₯…Ρ₯½Έ™½Θ‘•Θ±½Ήœ)Ν•ΙΩ₯”ΡΌΡ½ΥΙ₯Ν΄₯ΈA½±…Ή°…ΉΡ½‘…δ)Ν‘”₯́„‰½…ɐ΅•΅‰•Θ½˜Ρ‘”Ή…Ρ₯½Ή…°)ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ½˜Ρ‘”Ω•ΉΠM•Ρ½ΘΈ)Q½ΐθ)AΡ…¬]…Ιͅ܁αΑΌ)5i…Ή•Ρ„ •ΙΥΜ)…Ή₯΅…•Μ™Ι½΄)Ρ‘”Ω•ΉΥ—Šé‰₯œ)•Ω•ΉΡΜ)%MLT€δ€Δ)MՍ•Ν́‰δ…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ)MΌ‘½ά‘½•ΜΝ‘”Α±…ΈΡΌΌ…‰½ΥЁё”)Ρ…Ν¬₯Έ‘…Ήό=Ή”Ι½ΥΡ”ΡΌΝՍ•ΝΜ)‘•Ι”₯́ݽɭ₯Ήœ΅½Ι”±½Ν•±δέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”)₯ΡηŠé½ΉΩ•ΉΡ₯½Έ‰ΥΙ•…ԁѼ‰₯™½Θ…Ή)έ₯ΈΡΙΥ±δ₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°•Ω•ΉΡΜΈ •ΙΥϊeΜ)έ½Ι¬έ₯Ρ ­•δ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́•Ω•ΉΠ₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙδ)…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜέ₯±°ΑΙ½Ω₯‘”Ρ‘”)½ΉΉ•Ρ₯Ω₯Ρ䁹••ΝΝ…Ι䁙½ΘΡ‘₯Μ°)Ή½Ρ…‰±δ% …Ή±½‰…°•α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½Έ)₯Ή‘ΥΝΡΙ䁅ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½ΈU$Έ)A±…ΉΜΡΌ•ΉΝΥΙ”‘₯ Ω•ΉΥ”)½ΥΑ…Ήδ™₯Υɕ́₯Ή±Υ‘”½₯Ήœ…™Ρ•Θ)₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°Α…ΙΡΉ•Ίёɽ՝ )Ω…Ι₯½Ύ…ΝΝ½₯…Ρ₯½Έ…™™₯±₯…Ρ₯½ΉΜΈ+Šq5䁝½…°™½ΘΉ•αЁ啅ȁ₯́ѼΌΡΌΡ‘”)έ₯‘•Θ₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°½΅΅ΥΉ₯Ρ䁅Ή)…ΡΡΙ…Π½Ι…Ή₯Ν•ΊѼΡΙ䁅Ήέ½Ι¬έ₯Ρ )ΥΜΈQ‘₯ٕ́ΉΥ”½Υ±‰”Ω•Ι䁅ΡΡΙ…Ρ₯Ω”)™½ΘΡ‘”₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°Α±…ε•ΊݑΌΝΌ™…Θ)‘…Ω”Ή½Π‘…΅Υ ‘½₯”έ‘•Έ₯Ё½΅•Μ)ΡΌΡ‘”‰₯•Θ•Ω•ΉΡΜΈЁαΑΌaa$)‘₯‘»ŠeЁ•Ω•ΉΠΡΙδΡΌ…ΡΡΙ…ΠΡ‘”‰₯œΑ±…ε•ΙΜ)…́ё”Ω•ΉΥ”έ…́ѽΌΝ΅…±°³ŠtΝ‘”•αΑ±…₯ΉΜΈ)!½έ•Ω•Θ°Ή½άΡ‘…Ё͑”‘…Μ(ΔΠΜ°ΐΐΑΝΕ΄ΡΌΑ±…δέ₯Ρ °…́ݕ±°…́„)Α½ΙΡ™½±₯Ό½˜ΑΙ½ΑΙ₯•Ρ…Ι䁕ٕΉΡΜ°Ρ‘₯́‘…Μ)‰•½΅”„Ω•ΙδΙ•…°ΑΙ½Α½Ν₯Ρ₯½ΈΈƒŠqQ‘”)΅½‘•±Μ…Έ‰”‘₯™™•Ι•ΉΠ聙ɽ΄…Έ)₯Ή‘•Α•Ή‘•ΉΠ±½Ή”½˜•α₯ΝΡ₯ΉœΥ•ΝΠ)•Ω•ΉΠ°Ρ‘ɽ՝ ½Ι…Ή₯Ν₯ΉœΝ½΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ)…‘‘₯Ρ₯½Ή…°Ρ½•Ρ‘•Θέ₯Ρ ½Υȁ͑½έΜ°ΡΌ)Ρ‘”΅½‘•°½˜½±±…‰½Ι…Ρ₯Ω”½Ι…Ή₯Ν₯Ήœ)…ΉΙ•…Ρ₯Ήœ½˜Ή•ά•Ω•ΉΡ́ѽ•Ρ‘•ΘΈ)Q‘₯́₯Ή₯Ρ₯…Ρ₯Ω”έ₯±°‰”‘•±Α•‰δΡ‘”)ΥΑ½΅₯Ήœ‘•Ω•±½Α΅•ΉΠ½˜Ή•ά½ΉΙ•ΝΜ)ΝΑ…”…ЁAΡ…¬]…ΙΝ…άΈƒŠq=Υȁ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ΅•ΉΠ)Α±…ΉΜ™½ΘΉ•αЁ啅ȁ₯Ή±Υ‘”ΡΙ…ΉΝ™½Ι΅₯Ήœ(ΰ°ΐΐΑΝΕ΄₯ΉΡΌΝΡ…Ή‘…±½Ή”½Ή™•Ι•Ή”)ΝΑ…”°ΝΑ•₯™₯…±±δ™½Θ±…ɝ•Θ½Ή™•Ι•Ή•ΜΈ+ŠqQ‘”‘•Ν₯ΉΜ‘…Ω”‰••Έ΅…‘”…Ή)…Ι”ΥΙΙ•ΉΡ±δ‰•₯Ήœ…‘‘Ι•ΝΝ•‰δ)…ΥΡ‘½Ι₯Ρ₯•Μ°ΡΌ•ΠΡ‘”Ι•±•Ω…ΉΠ)‰Υ₯±‘₯ΉœΑ•Ι΅₯Ρ́ΕΥ…±₯™₯•…Ή°₯˜…±°)½•Μ…½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΑ±…Έ°έ”έ₯±°ΝΡ…ΙΠ)‰Υ₯±‘₯ΉœΉ•αЁΝΑΙ₯Ήœ³ŠtΝ‘”Ν…εΜΈ)]‘₯±” •ΙΎ‘½Α•ΜΡΌ₯ΉΙ•…Ν”Ρ‘”)•α‘₯‰₯Ρ₯½Έ‰ΥΝ₯Ή•Ν́ёɽ՝ ₯ΉΡ•ΙΉ…Ρ₯½Ή…°)½ΉΉ•Ρ₯½ΉΜ°Ρ‘”…΅”Ν‘—Šé‘ΥΉΡ₯Ήœ)½΅•Μέ₯Ρ „Ν₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠ½Ή™•Ι•Ή”)½΅Α½Ή•ΉΠΈAΡ…¬]…Ιͅ܁ΥΙΙ•ΉΡ±δ‘…Μ(Μΰ½έΉ••Ω•ΉΡΜ°½˜έ‘₯ …±°€Θ؁Ι)Ν‘½έ́‘…Ω”½Ή™•Ι•Ή”ΑΙ½Ι…΅΅•ΜΈ ΥΠ)Ρ‘”‘•΅…Ή™½Θ½ΉΙ•Ν́‰ΥΝ₯Ή•ΝΜ°₯Ω•Έ)AΡ…¬]…ΙΝ…ίŠé±½…Ρ₯½Έ₯ΈΡ‘”½ΥΉΡΙηŠeΜ)…Α₯Ρ…°°₯́‰½½΅₯ΉœΈ)%ΉΡ•Ι₯½Θ‘•Ν₯ΈΝ‘½ά]…Ιͅ܁!½΅”)₯́„½½•α…΅Α±”½˜…Έ•Ω•ΉΠΡ‘…Ё‘…Μ)Ι½έΈΡΌ₯Ή±Υ‘”„΅…©½Θ½Ή™•Ι•Ή”)ΑΙ½Ι…΅΅”ΈQ‘”Ν‘½ίŠé½Ι…Ή₯Ν•ΙΜ)Ι•…Ρ•„Ν‘½½°™½Θε½ΥΉœ…ɍ‘₯Ρ•ΡΜ