Markus Meier and Marco Reiter are the left and right ventricles, halves of the brain and alternate hands of Attention. A left-right combination with more than fifteen years of international senior management experience in the events business, in conference management, in catering and in Sales & Marketing.
After studying Tourism, and graduating from the Tourismusschule Bad Leonfelden I spent a total of twelve years in the Bermudas and on the Cayman Islands, and I also lived in Boston, in the USA.
Of course, I also worked. As a Restaurant Manager and Assistant General Manager in large catering businesses. Following my return to the Danube, I attended further studies in Event Management, then joined a highly thought of event management agency in the Austrian town of Linz.
I rapidly rose to the position of Project Manager and was responsible not just for progressively larger events, but also as Agency Manager for the entire team.
Dealing with people gives me just as much pleasure as the creative work involved in the design of events and their meticulous and on-schedule delivery.
Studied nutrition and business studies, the two focal areas of study at the HBLW that I attended in Linz and from which I graduated with the Austrian 'Matura'. I then went on to study Global Sales at Fachhochschule Steyr and this was great theoretical preparation for practical work at the Design Center in Linz.
There for four years I studied Marketing, I was Sales & Marketing Manager at this renowned event and conference location, and I was able to win many new events and customers.
I was also taken on board by the Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg in Ravensburg to pass on my knowledge about high-end sales events as a tutor in workshops. I am motivated by the process of turning ideas into reality and my core skills are an intuitive sense about customers, and my staying power.
As head coach and initiator of the acrobatics show team TheFREAKS as well as a former Hollywood stuntman, I am very familiar with the sequences on stage as well as behind the stage. My work has already taken me to television productions such as “Die Große Chance - Austria” and “Das Supertalent-Germany”, but also to the Universal Studios in Los Angeles, the arena from Circus Roncalli to the Formula 1 circuit in Bahrain.
For this I have built a great network of national and international top artists and musicians as well as my skills in conception, organization and show production through my numerous projects as a show producer. In my sport, but also at work, creativity, determination and enthusiasm are top priorities for me.
With 100 percent dedication and commitment to always offering people something out of the ordinary and unforgettable - this is my motivation that has driven me for many years and persuaded me to become part of the dynamic and innovative Team of ATTENTION. The Event Agency.
As a skilled production engineer and graphic designer, I took off to Los Angeles to pursue my passion for music.
After successfully completing a diploma in Media & Art and a Master in English, I started my work with international music festivals, events and musicians. I worked with numerous major international festivals such as Coachella, EDC Las Vegas, SXSW, Shambhala, Boom or Lightning in a Bottle in a variety of roles. My tasks ranged from marketing, press and digital publicity to artist management and booking and up to conception and production.
During this time, I was able to make many new contacts and gained countless experiences that will help me with the smooth implementation of new ideas.
Innovative and unique solutions to create an exceptional experience for customers and visitors are my great strengths.
The passion for traveling and my great interest in other cultures made the decision to start my career in tourism very easy.
My philosophy of life: Avoid boredom at all costs. In addition to my training as a hotel & restaurant assistant and a restaurant specialist, I also took part in various national service competitions while graduating the Matura.
Fortunately I was born with an organizational talent and a sunny nature.
The craft of event organization is what I learned during my work as a meeting & event coordinator at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel in Linz, where I was responsible for the entire planning and execution of all events.
My sense for the latest trends, young and innovative creativity as well as my affinity in the area of social media marketing make me a perfect companion for your project.
My journey started in idyllic Hallstatt, where I visited the HTBLA for interior design, furniture and wood engineering. Not only did I find love for the raw material wood, but also a trained eye for interior design, furniture and details. After that, I completed my bachelor’s degree in media and communications in St. Pölten with a focus on event management and public relations.
But how does all that fit together? – This question is often asked and I always give the same answer. I now see events from two perspectives. The interior designer in me pays attention to the room design and the appropriate layout, the architectural staging, the selection of materials and the effect of differing spatial situations. The eye of the event manager, on the other hand, focuses on areas such as conception and planning, dramaturgy, logistics and event technology.