red-star.pngPolly Strauss

Account Manager

What motivates you to do what you do at Eventful? 

I love being able to bring a client’s vision to fruition. I love working to reach strategic outcomes and providing a professional and seamless experience for both the client and the event attendees.

What led you to work in events? 

I’ve always been a planner. I studied events as part of a business degree straight out of school. I love the organisation, detail and pace of event work, and, since my first internship, I have not looked back.

Is there a specific event where you felt like you hit your stride and knew this is what you were meant to do? 

I remember the feeling of total accomplishment and satisfaction knowing that this was exactly what I wanted to be doing. It was at the completion of a large association medical conference that I managed from the initial committee meeting 18 months prior all the way through to being on site. I was able to witness over 800 delegates and speakers from across Australia, New Zealand and the globe experience the 3-day conference program with 5 concurrent streams, a full exhibition, a scientific poster exhibition, along with a welcome reception, themed gala dinner and other associated events. It was so rewarding to see all the hard work pay off!