Silvana began her role in the Barbican Business Events team earlier this month and will be responsible for the management of commercial events, client relationships and liaising with the various departments across Barbican Centre.
Her experience is broad across both hospitality and events with her previous role as a festival and events co-ordinator with Waterstones. She spent more than ten years with the mainstream book retailer and also spent six years previously in a hospitality management role.
“Silvana has settled into her role well and she has brought a real energy to the team as we look to make 2016 another year to remember,” said Lee Dobson, Head of Event Management at the Barbican. “Her experience in the hospitality and events sector is fantastic so her drive and enthusiasm is going to be a real boost for us all. The Barbican is unique and I know that Silvana will enjoy being a part of our team.”
This appointment comes ahead of a busy year for the Barbican with many venue improvements due across the course of 2016.
“I feel lucky to be a part of the Barbican Business Events team and already I have been made to feel so welcome,” commented Silvana. “The Barbican is iconic and the relationship between business events, the arts and culture makes it a sensational place to work. It has been a steady start for me as I look to dip my toes into the shallow end and take in my new surroundings but I’m very excited to be a part of something special.”
The Barbican will be exhibiting at IMEX Frankfurt (19-21 April) and The Meetings Show (14-16 June).