Gertrud JeewanjeeSenior Manager Conference
A passion for customer service, logistics, and travel is the thread that runs throughout my career. I worked in hotel administration in the Swiss and Austrian Alps (where I was born and raised), and as a flight attendant for Lufthansa airlines before finally ‘landing’ in Ottawa, Canada, where I raised two wonderful, creative children and spent 15+ years planning conferences and events for Canadian academic and medical associations. Being part of the ICS team and an active member of my professional association provides great opportunities for learning and collaboration with fellow conference professionals sharing the same passion.
Event planning also extends into my free time, as a volunteer in artist hospitality at Ottawa’s Bluesfest and City Folk music festivals. Between travels, I am a foster volunteer for the Ottawa Humane Society, and my home is almost always graced by the presence of one or more feline friends in need.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.