Category Archives: Ana

Juxtapositions and Contradictions in Plain Sight

While spending time in China, I have been exposed to many apparent contradictions, interesting sights, and unexpected juxtapositions. Simply seeing things like this on my walk to the subway station every morning has expanded my perspective and caused me to … Continue reading

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Beginning to Look Back

Last week, I described a rehearsal for an event Riviera had on Friday. When this event actually came to fruition and I got to see all the different parts of the night come together, it became a highlight of my … Continue reading

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When Passions Meet

Jumping into the event management industry here in Beijing has been eye-opening for me. I have tremendously enjoyed being able to gain hands-on experience in planning events and have learned a lot about the behind-the-scenes work that goes into managing … Continue reading

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Opportunities for Direct Involvement

A challenge that creating event proposals presents to me is finding a way to avoid tunnel vision and making sure that I envision a complete event in my mind while remaining open to new ideas. It is critical to think … Continue reading

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Comfort Leads to Quality, Not Complacency

Since starting at Riviera, I have worked on about seven proposals for a few different five-star hotels. Most of the proposals are complete or waiting for client approval, but some of them are still in the works because I am … Continue reading

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Starting to Settle In

My supervisor is the Area Manager of the Beijing office of Riviera Events. He is in charge of maintaining client relationships, managing which employee works on which projects, completing final revisions of event proposals, and going to meetings with clients … Continue reading

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A Welcoming Start

On Monday, I began interning for Riviera Events, an event management agency specializing in services to the high-end hospitality industry and luxury brands. They streamline and take care of the entire event production process for their clients while also providing … Continue reading

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