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Gill Martini Ryan CV January 2017

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Gill Martini Ryan CV January 2017

  1. 1. GIULIANA MARTINI RYAN _______________________________________________________________________ MARKETING EVENTS MANAGER. Residence: 19 Davidson Street Bedfordview Johannesburg Tel: (27) 11 6166073 Cell : 27 82 447 7169 Email: gill@phambiliafricanevents.co.za Skype Name: gillmartini Date of Birth: 31.05.1959 Rome Italy Nationality: South African / Italian Languages: English, Italian and Afrikaans French – Fair understanding Education: Matriculated: Loreto Convent, Pretoria. Wits University: Studied towards a BA LLB ( incomplete) Damelin: Public Relations Diploma Status: Married. Twin Daughters and Son Computer Literacy: Word, Powerpoint, Excel. Professional Associations: SAACI and PRISA Achievements: 2016 Nominated 1 of the Top 40 Women in The MICE Industry in SA. Runner up: Italian Business Person of the Year 2008 Member Ministerial Task Team Events ( DAC) 1
  2. 2. Over 20 years’ experience in Event Management , Communications and Marketing ensuring that some of South Africa’s most prestigious Events have been managed in a professional manner. My marketing experience has ensured strategic growth and product visibility for the events I have managed . Events are not “parties” but an important tool in an overall marketing campaign that allows Client to convey a message to their respective target audience. That is where my strength lies. Having owner managed my business has taught me valuable people / team management skills and financial management. I am passionate, persuasive and articulate. I am dedicated to my profession and to transferring skills to my Team DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS IN : • Value Add, Overcoming Challenges and Securing Success of complex Projects. • Understanding and implementing the desired outcomes for the Sales, marketing and Public Relations Team. • Experience with both ad agency, direct sales, Promotions and Brand Activations. • Motivating Team to peak performance levels. • Proven record of initiative and success in Project Management within the Corporate and Public Sector Environs. • Relationships between the Public and Private Sectors. • Tender / Bidding Process. CORE COMPETENCIES • Public Relations: Development of Key Messages, Product Profiling, Identification of key target markets. • Project Management: Conceptualization, Execution, Budget Control, Status Reports and Evaluation. 2
  3. 3. • Ad Campaign Management. • Strategic Planning. Marketing and Communication Strategy. • Financial Management. • Sponsorship Management. • Client Relationship Management. • Exhibition and Conference Management. ___________________________________________________________________________________ HIGHLIGHTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS • 2016 International Law Association Conference • BRICS Conference Durban 2015 Albert Luthuli ICC. • Project Manager : SAIREC International Conference 2015 CTICC 1800 delegates • Project Manager: COP 17 Durban - Dept Environmental Affairs. Budget R45m. • Project Manager SAMSUNG Africa Forum Nairobi Kenya Exhibition and Conference. • WSSD Earth Summit Johannesburg : Earth Lounge Budget R28m • 10 th World Parks Congress. • Presidential Inaugurations: Presidents Mandela and Mbeki. ( R16m and R27m) • Cabinet Legotlas • 1 st and 2 nd National Orders. The Presidency. 3
  4. 4. • Public Relations and Marketing: Alberton City Shopping Centre, Brooklyn Mall, Elradus Park and Mutual Village, Oats So Easy, ANC Manifesto 1999, Smirnoff Fashion Awards, Jack Daniels Jazz Festival. J&B Met. DAC National Language Laboratory. • Sports Management: Zone VI Youth Development Games ( 10 participating SADEC Countries, 7 Sporting Codes, 3000 athletes) BP Top 8 Events Manager, Bafana Bafana Fund Raising Events, MTN CAF Sports Awards,SA 2006 Bid Events Manager, Mandela Cup Event Manager,1st SABC Public Viewing Areas ( Tshwane, Soweto and Port Elizabeth), SABC SoccerExpo, SoccerEx Cannes and Los Angeles ( SA BID), 1996 SA African Cup of Nations Events Manager .Corporate Days. • Brand Activations: Tiger Brands and Distillers; Conceptualization, Implementation, Evaluation. • State Banquets; HRH Queen Elizabeth, HRH Queen Sofia of Spain Presidents: Clinton, Castro, Chirac and Campi • Sponsorship Management: • International Law Association Conference 2016 • SAIREC 2015 • Coca Cola, MTN, Castle Lager and Vodacom. • Bafana Bafana Matches • Zone VI Youth Games 4
  5. 5. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE PHAMBILI AFRICAN EVENTS: 1990 TO PRESENT. I founded Phambili African Events in 1990, after having worked for several years in Marketing/ Communications and PR, both in the Corporate and FMCG Industries. Areas of Expertise • Sports Industry: My experience is vast in this field including Tournament Director, Public Relations, Broadbased Events Management, Marketing and Communications including the development of electronic mass communications. Sponsorship procurement and Relationship management. Project Management of Sports Exhibitions and Roadshows. • Shopping Malls: Identified Target Markets, Developed marketing and Communications plan. Briefed advertising agencies and managed relevant budgets. Developed and managed promotions, competitions. Identified alternative revenue streams. Managed Tenant Communications and Public Relations. • Local Organizing Committee Member: President Mandela and Mbeki Inaugurations, invaluable experience gained in Government Modus operandi. Attention to detail and meticulous project planning. Inter - Ministerial Committees. International and Government Protocol. Liaison with Foreign Heads of State forward Teams. Developed an intensive high profile database. • International Conferences, Exhibitions: • 2015 SAIREC Conference and Exhibition. • 2011 COP 17 Project Manager Department Environmental Affairs, • SAMSUNG African Forum Kenya 3000 Delegates from the African Continent. 5
  6. 6. • WSSD Earth Summit • CAF Conference, • International Environmental Ministers Conference, • SA Exhibition Rome Italy, • World Parks Congress Protocol Manager, SanParks Exhibition Manager, • SA 2006 Bid: Events Manager (3 years) Exhibitions in Cannes, Los Angeles Experience in International lobbying. Project Management of multi million rand events. Strengths I believe that there is no better qualification than experience and age… that being said I believe that the successes I have had are because of the team I surround myself with. I am an extrovert who enjoys working with different people. I am a good manager who is able to direct the team to achieve a common goal. I have an inclusive as opposed to exclusive approach to managing a project. I am a goal driven person and expect the same from the team. I teach, listen, plan and execute. I am loyal and expect the same loyalty from my team. I have passion and compassion. I am able to detect challenges and solve them as soon as they arise. 6
  7. 7. Weakness. I expect people to work at the same pace as I do. I am not a clock watcher and therefore am not very tolerant to people who are. I work to a project and time plan and expect my team to be as dedicated to this as I am. I work at a very fast pace and get irritated when others don’t. Conclusion I believe I shall be an asset to your company. I am up to the challenge to leave a footprint. MANTRA: BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD (MAHATMA GHANDI REFERENCES: Ms. Lucille Myer Ex DDG. The Presidency President Thabo Mbeki Present CEO Chrystallis Academy CT. 076 3800411 Ms. Christine Lins IREC Paris +33144375090 Dr. Karen Surridge Talbot Dr Thembakazi Mali SANEDI - SAIREC Conference 110384322 083 2930734 110384322 Ms. Wendy Ndlovu Competition Commission ( BRICS CONFERENCE) 083 2545968 7
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