Meet the AIME Team: Silke Calder
8 October 2020 • AIME News
We are excited to Welcome Silke Calder as AIME’s new Event Director!
Silke is a highly motivated Sales and Event specialist with over 20 years of experience in various fields including events and trade fairs as well as the creative/agency sector. She possesses exceptional communication and negotiation skills in both German and English with native ability, along with the skill to nurture long-term client relationships as well as lead and motivate a team. Having previously worked as the Head of Sales at Messe Frankfurt Venue GmbH, as well as other companies across Germany, Australia and the UAE, Silke brings a unique set of skills and an international mindset to the AIME team.
Over the last few months the AIME team have been giving you all a little insight into their iso lives behind the “screens” at home. We couldn’t let Silke miss out on all the fun we have had sharing our lives with you!
- Why do you love events?
Where do I start … I just love any form of gathering, the excitement of shaping and helping it grow, the last frantic days before the event, being part of a community who has one common goal: a successful event. The knowledge gained after a few days of networking and learning. The unexpected introduction that will change your world. I just love being with my people!
- What is your favourite destination in the world?
Baden-Baden – my home town in the Black Forest, Shell beach in Western Australia and most certainly Thailand. Couldn’t live without my glass noodle salad Yum Woon Sen!
- What is the last book you read?
Altweibersommer – a Murder Mystery (love my e-book).
- What three words best describes you?
Loyal, persistent, humorous.
- What have you learnt this year?
To be thankful, to be patient, not to take anything for granted and that we can still function even if the world has turned upside down.
- What is a fact about you that surprises people?
Although being German, I do have a sense of humour.
- What are your daily simple pleasures during these isolated times?
Spending more time with my family, reading, cooking, baking, gardening and watching Grace & Frankie on Netflix (girls, you got me through this).
- What are you looking forward to most when isolation is over?
Click here to read the full media release announcing Silke’s appointment as AIME’s Event Director.