Always thinking about those teachable moments! David recorded his event prep in Italy to share with potential learners wanting to know what it’s really like to work in events.
David Vogel had been in Italy on a site familiarisation for an upcoming Corporate and Incentives Event.
David shared a glimpse into his life as an international event manager with this behind the scenes video.
David also teaches with The Event School London leading on courses in event planning, international event management and corporate event management.
More About David
Over the last 25 years, David has accumulated event production experience on 5 continents in 40+ countries and in 6 languages.
From high profile incentive programs, classic orchestra concerts, extreme sports competitions, product launches and gala events, the list of clients is eclectic and include names such as Lamborghini, Bayer Healthcare, Toyota, the Orchestra of the Americas, the Professional Kite Rider Association and Hermes.
After the specialised education for hospitality, event and tourism management in one of Austria's most prestigious tourism colleges in Krems, he acquired fundamental work experiences in the luxury hotel industry in 5 star houses in Munich and Vienna. That is also where he gained his initial expertise in training others by teaching colleagues in the areas of catering and event basics.
Being always passionate about travel and new cultures he started then his journey towards the Caribbean and the Americas to learn languages, work in the guest service industry and teach kiteboarding. Before he settled in the mid two-thousands with his new wife in Rome, Italy.
It followed a decade of freelance work years, in which he was fortunate to travel and work almost all around the globe for a plethora of clients. Highlights are the concerts in the Vatican, New York, Kiev, Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro; incentive programs in Sydney, Vancouver, Puerto Rico and Hawaii; gala events on Lake Como, Florence, Berlin, Paris and Lucerne in addition to all the hundreds of other events and programs.
After a brief and adventurous experience in Africa to work on a mining project as logistics director and staff instructor in health and safety regulations he settled with his family on the Isle of Man. This is where he opened his own travel and event management company in 2017.
Additionally he sits on the board of one of Italy's best DMCs as a consultant and business developer, where he also trains the staff in international guest management.
Lately David has extended his career into the organisation of esports competitions and events to embrace the new-tech generation and to stay in touch with the latest trends.