Expertise & Interests: Silke, a seasoned experience designer and association expert who focuses on connecting the right content with the right people at the right time. She could be described best as a ‘do-it-all’ who loves to shake up traditional learning formats and approaches by empowering people and setting-up new innovative initiatives.
Silke encourages attendees and planners to think of the local and global impact of events and is a vivid supporter of producing sustainable, energizing and healthy meetings. For many years she serves as an ambassador of Healthy Venues www.healthyvenues.org and is an honorary member advisor of Boardroom. In all her capacities, she has made a point of “looking beyond borders” by incorporating topics and partners outside the traditional field or by embracing a more “open” discussion.
Career: Ever since the start of her career in the year 2000, Silke has been working for and with associations and their marketing & communications activities. Today employed with EPCA and prior to that for over ten years she held different positions at Euroheat & Power focusing on delivering maximum value to members and other key stakeholders as well as improving the association’s marketing and events services. She joined Euroheat & Power in March 2011 from Colloquium Brussels, a Professional Congress Organiser, where she was the Conference Director for European/International Associations clients. Before Colloquium, Silke worked for different associations such as SEMI, where she covered SEMICON Europe & Russia Trade Shows; the European Wind Energy Association, where she led the events and marketing team; and UITP – Advancing Public Transport, the beginning of her career.
Awards & Recognitions: In 2018 she made it to the Successful Meetings’ annual list of the 25 most influential people in the meetings industry and was named in 2019 & 2020 as one of the 100 people who have greatly influenced the event industry; in 2021 Silke was recognized as one of twenty-one Women Who Advance Associations.