Fira Barcelona, Gran Vía
31 Jan - 03 Feb 2023

Melissa Ortiz

Customer Success Executive

Melissa joined ISE in 2019. Her role involves guiding exhibitors to a successful ISE – both during the preparation and after the show.


What is your favourite memory from a previous ISE show?

ISE 2020 was my first show. It might sound clichéd, but it was an incredible experience to see all those months of preparation and hard work come to life. Seeing and finally meeting the different people from the company with whom you have been in contact for six months, seeing an empty venue become a whole new ‘place’ with new technologies was great. It was an amazing first experience, a great memory and one I will never forget.

Where would we usually find you outside of work?

Doing outdoor activities like skating, hiking, sports, photography, etc. I am a very active person who likes to enjoy life, the city and nature.

What are your top tips for staying motivated during the current lockdown?

Focus on yourself and try new things. There is always space for growth and new experiences in life.

What are you reading right now?

I just started reading Hippie, a book by the writer Paulo Coelho. It tells about the journey of Paulo and Karla trail across Europe to Nepal, aboard the ‘Magic Bus’. I love to read Paulo Coelho’s books as they always make me reflect and teach me something goofy.

Do you have any pets?

No, but I would love to have a dog. I have told myself that 2021 is the year that I will adopt one.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what is the one thing that you would bring with you?

There are so many things that I would like to bring with me, but the most important thing for me is my photo camera.

If you could only have three apps on your smartphone, which three would you pick?

  • Spotify – I cannot live without music;
  • WhatsApp – to keep contact with my beloved ones;
  • Pinterest – I love this app; it gives me a lot of inspiration to let my own creativity flow.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that most people don’t know about you.

Well, most of the time I am an open book, so I tend to become best friends with people I have just met. There are times when I have to stop myself from sharing everything that comes in my mind, since most of it is funny thoughts. Most of the time I am laughing in my head because of these thoughts!