With over 20 years in the hospitality and event industry, I am an international experienced leader with expertise within developing new business opportunities connecting people across the world. With enthusiasm and dedication, I deliver with a commitment to drive results as a global leader determined to develop the future of our industry. For the past 4 years as Head of VisitOSLO CVB, I have developed and expanded my team to drive sales and increase our destination’s global position with successful results. Now, I am Vice President International for Searchwide Global, where I am head of the company's international launch in Europe. Since joining the ICCA Board of Directors in 2015, I have gained valuable industry insights and a strong will to continue to use my influence to shape our industry and share my knowledge to help others succeed. Often asked to be a speaker at events, I enjoy communicating on stage capturing the audience’s attention for our common mission. Besides being passionate about the meetings industry, I am married and mother of two teenagers living just outside Oslo, Norway. What keeps me pumping? The cultural diversity, connections, gaining knowledge, energy, opportunities and privileged being part of our global industry. I am humble and honoured to be awarded this prestigious award, and grateful for the recognition this award shows for my contribution to our developing industry. Sincerely Thank you!