Elisabeth joined ISE in 2011. Her role involves working together with exhibitors and partners from the DACH region, Spain, Portugal and Eastern Europe to ensure they get the best results possible out of their partnership with ISE.
My favourite memory repeats every year; it’s a silent moment just before the show starts. Walking along the empty aisles, seeing that all the build-up chaos has disappeared and a beautiful new “world” has been created. Outside, there is already a crowd of attendees waiting for the doors to open. Then the ribbon is cut and for the rest of the week life outside disappears and only takes place within this new environment, only created for those four days and bringing together old and new faces from all parts of the world.
Anywhere close to nature, at the beach or in the mountains; exercising, travelling to discover new places or visit family and friends.
In English the title would be Damned Queens. It’s the biography of six women who happened to be queens – an entertaining and interesting trip into history.
Yes, a young Bearded Collie called Aladin. I have never had a dog before and now wouldn’t like to imagine life without him. I don’t even mind getting up early for a morning walk, who would have expected that?! 😉
I actually have two pieces of advice, which I couldn’t choose between.
The first is: if you are unhappy with a situation you cannot change don’t waste your time and energy on it. However, if you think you can, fight for it!
The second dates from after I had left University. I had started my first job and had some doubts about which direction to choose. I was given a book with the title Who Always Goes Straight Ahead Doesn’t Get Far, which told stories of people who had gone ‘zig-zag’ in their lives instead of straight towards their goal, seeing an opportunity in every change rather than a threat.
A few years later I left everything in Germany behind for a new start in Spain. This was more than a decade ago and quite tough at the beginning, but it was worth it. I am still here and have never regretted it.
When I left Germany for my new life in Spain, I didn’t know any Spanish, so while I was learning the language I took a short-term job before finding a ‘real’ one. For a few months l worked for a car reseller, taking regular flights to Germany to buy luxury cars and drive them back to Spain.
It was fun; however, after some time I got the impression that things might not be completely correct and quit the job. A month later the business had to close and the owner went to jail.