It’s easier to get big jobs done by working together – which is why we use a hand-picked team of industry experts for our events. If the situation calls for it, we also add external partners to our network to ensure we have all the angles covered. Whoever is on board, they always deliver that all-important human touch and enjoy what they do.

Tanja Millner

Managing Director

Tanja is a goal-driven self-starter. Her imaginative leadership style is all about team spirit and the ability to maximise value for money and efficiency of all the projects she is involved in. With over 20 years of experience to her name in a dynamic global environment, turning opportunities into events comes as second nature – thanks to her outstanding talent for organisation and passion for detail.

Career milestones

Vienna, Austria

2021Introduction of the brand hospitality connect
2015 - presentIndependent, self-employed Sales & Marketing Consultant

People's Republic of China & Hong Kong

2009 - 2014Co-Founder & Managing Director | Dragon Fruit Events Ltd. | Shenzhen, China & Hongkong
Programs Director & President (Volunteer) | Shenzhen Asian Culture Society (SACS) | Shenzhen, China

Munich, Germany & Vienna, Austria

2005 - 2009Being a mom for a change
2003 - 2005Director of Sales | Hilton Hotels Munich & Vienna

Bangkok, Thailand

2001 - 2003Convention Sales and Services Manager | Meeting & Convention Planner
Consultant | The Sukhothai Hotel Bangkok

Great Britain

1996 - 2001Conference & Banqueting Sales Manager| Hilton Worldwide, London, Bristol & Swindon

Meet the team

Camilla Lovrek

Event Manager & Tanja’s right hand woman

After finishing her bachelor’s degree in business administration at Modul University in Vienna, Camilla worked for NH Hotels and Hilton Hotels in Austria within the Convention & Events Sales department. Having supported the INTERNATIONAL HOTEL INVESTMENT & DESIGN CONFERENCE in 2017, Camilla took the opportunity to join hospitality connect in 2021 to co-ordinate more hospitality investment conferences in the future. With Camilla’s structured and efficient working style, she is responsible for participant- and event management and also keeps on top of the CRM.

Petra Klingler

Head of Operations

Petra has lived and worked in Asia and Europe for the last 35 years. She organised and created corporate events and weddings at the highest level for many years as well as curated countless cultural events and art exhibitions in China and Thailand. Her friendly efficient approach and visual communication, the lookout for details and firsthand experience in both parts of the world gives her the expertise to produce a guaranteed unique memorable success.

Lukas Mascha

Head of Technology

Whether it's a simple website or a complex individual solutions for technical challenges, Lukas has the right know-how. At hospitality connect he is responsible for programming of the website and supports with all technological requirements.

Thomas Maresch

Creative Head

Thomas has been working in the areas of advertising and graphic design for more than 20 years, and has been a successful freelance graphic designer since 1997. He is an expert in finding the decisive feature and staging it creatively.