Eventex Awards 2020 Jury Yearbook: Dahlia El Gazzar
Describe yourself in 3 words?
Curious. Resilient. Repeat.
What was your first job?
Waitress in a pizza and ice cream shop.
If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Peanut butter + banana on toast.
If you could go back in time and talk to your 20-yr. old self for 15 seconds, what would you tell?
Now listen. Life will be difficult, crazy, confusing, and you might ask what’s it all for? Talk through it, don’t do it alone, seek help, and enjoy the ride.
What is your superpower in business?
Netweaving, and matchmaking people that have a need to know or help each other.
The only way to achieve the impossible is…
Act as if it were impossible to fail. ~ Dorothea Brande
Your formula for a successful event…
shareable content + contagious positive energy + interactive activations = mindstamping experience
Who would play you in a movie?
The event of your dreams….
an event with cool speakers, content, f&b experience on a double-decker plane, where all the sessions take place on the tv screens or huddles in the aisles, and all attendees end up in an unknown spot somewhere in the world for the closing event.
What is the future of events?
Co-created and co-curated by all event participants.
The best advice you ever received?
Ship it. Seth Godin.
What are you fully devoted to?
What is the price of success?
Do the work. No shortcuts. Accept the failures. Learn from the failures. And commit to using those lessons to succeed again and again.