Michele Marks Sharks Events Centre Sales Manager

Sharks Events Centre team was thrilled to welcome Michele Marks to a newly created role of Sales Manager in 2018. Michele brings a wealth of industry knowledge and 21-years experience working with local, national and international markets, specialising in corporate experiences – events, meetings and conferences.

UP CLOSE WITH MICHELE

Tell us a bit about yourself?

Apart from being a mum of two girls, step-mum of two boys and nanna to two more boys (keeping my laundry always full and my fridge empty), my personal passions are food, music, travelling and events!

If you don’t find me with my head in a good book, I will be checking out the latest live music venues, visiting regional festivals or planning the next 3-day weekend or overseas trip.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in the lolly cabinet of my parents’ corner milk store on Sydney Road in Balgowlah Heights, NSW. Growing up on the Northern Beaches of Sydney gave me a great lifestyle and surf culture. My parents opted to head north in the 80’s, and I completed my education on the Gold Coast.

What is your favourite holiday destination?

Anywhere I can be with my family whilst immersing myself into another environment. With a few overseas trips under the belt, Budapest and Florence are currently top of the list.

After a recent 7-day outback tour of the Barcaldine Region, South-West Queensland, however, I equally love to visit small country towns steeped in Australian history.

How long have you worked in the industry and what made you decide to pursue a career in event management?

I started working in banquets at Movie World, getting the bug to entertain guests from my first shift. My proudest achievement is winning a National Operations of the Year Award, from the Meetings & Events Association (MEA).

What do you enjoy most about corporate event management?

If I said the long hours, back-breaking labour, on-the-spot decision making required to keep events on track… you may never believe me when I say everything!

We get to deliver dreams for clients that become memories, support their business growth and create lasting impressions of positivity.

Any advice?

  • Know your budget
  • Listen to experts
  • Don’t be afraid to try something new

For more information regarding Sharks Events Centre corporate and business functions, phone Michele on (07) 5532 1155 or complete our online enquiry form.