I recently moved back to Curaçao, a tiny island in the Caribbean where I grew up. Before, I was living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil from where I managed to get some amazing partners on-board for our last conference in Amsterdam.
This experience of managing to organize our biggest and best conference to date and bringing together 20,000 people from all over the world for a week long Tech festival with a remote team made me realize that with the correct tools and tricks, remote working can be super productive and beneficial.
When I joined the The Next Web about a year ago, I quickly became part of both the Sales and Events team – working directly with our former Sr. Business Development Director, Anne van Ommeren. Our goal was to secure as many possible partners for the upcoming TNW Conferences.
I had some experience coming in, having worked in similar roles at the Nederlandse Energie Maatschappij, Caag Software and Lioness Paw Vodka, but I quickly realized there was a lot to learn at TNW. Anne had a total of seven TNW Conferences under her belt and carried responsibility for some of the biggest deals and accounts of the company. She was the right person to learn from.
Hello Belo. A little over three months ago, I traded rainy Rotterdam, the Netherlands for sunny Belo Horizonte, Brazil to give my relationship with my girlfriend a true shot. I was definitely up for the challenge, since I enjoy going out of my comfort zone and push my boundaries.