I'm very proud to introduce you to Poppy Guloien!
Poppy’s instinctive attention to detail catapulted her into executive management as the Director of Catering and Convention Services and Sales, where she oversaw a team of conference managers and was instrumental in procuring, developing and actualizing many high-end conferences and incentive programs for the resort. In addition, she partnered with the Cayman Department of Tourism to produce exciting events such as the Cayman Jazz Festival and Cayman Knockout.
After her return from the Caribbean, Poppy continued to hone her sales and customer service skills across north America in the parking industry. Here, she gained a different, first hand perspective on conferences by attending them regularly. She later moved to Calgary where she worked as a Business Development and Marketing Manager in the oil and gas sector. There, Poppy has become an active member of the Calgary community and is still involved in a multitude of charitable and not for profit groups including the Calgary Women in Energy where she is proud to chair the organizational committee for their annual charity golf tournament.
Poppy also enjoys doing volunteer work with the Soup Sisters and Kidsport Calgary. Although her roles have varied, they have always maintained the common thread of exceptional customer service and business negotiation. Now, Poppy's journey has come full circle to her true passion and love of hotels, meetings and special events with ConferenceDirect.
Connect with her at Poppy.Guloien@conferencedirect.com
Stephen Ing has over 19 years of on-property hospitality industry experience. He has achieved numerous sales recognition awards including the 2005 Sales Incentive Award; was a Starwood two-time Platinum Award winner and was named 2010 International Top producer for Hilton Worldwide.