Howdy, I'm Mariëtte Venter

A highly organised and enthusiastic professional with more than fifteen years of experience orchestrating highly successful events.

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About Me

My background includes excellent experience identifying client requirements, developing event-specific plans, securing venues and suppliers, and driving marketing efforts to maximise attendance and ensure guest satisfaction.

Coupled with my expertise in handling day-of event responsibilities is my commitment to leading post-event evaluation efforts to determine best practices. Additionally, my established success in leading vendor negotiations and administering event budgets has prepared me to make a significant contribution as events, public relations and marketing manager.

Here are some of my career highlights:

  • Overseeing a full range of components for both small- and large-scale events such as the Cullinan Centenary Faire, BMW 5 series Launch, weddings, birthdays, music festivals and new business openings; acquiring event locations, coordinating interior decoration of venues, and securing catering companies.
  • Planning, coordinating, and successfully executing more than 180 events for both individual and corporate clients throughout my career tenure, often juggling preparation for multiple events simultaneously.
  • Managing budgets of upwards of R 1 million while continually seeking ways to reduce client costs.
  • Building solid relationships through effective interpersonal communication, and leadership skills; demonstrating exceptional networking, problem solving, and organisation skills while excelling under pressure.

With my proven record of developing and overseeing highly successful events I am positioned to greatly exceed your expectations.

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My Services


Create new marketing strategies with the goal of generating new opportunities for the sales team.


Organised all partner and client events such as dinners and social events for relationship building with potential customers


Developed long-term business plans for each partner with the goal of generating revenue and pipeline

Graphic Design

Offer support through visual communication entailing design of all marketing material such as brochures, menus, branded banners etc.

Featured Portfolio

  • All
  • Events
  • Graphic Design

JBJ Construction

Graphic Design
Event Management

Mandela Sculpture Project

Event Management

SA Tutor

Graphic Design
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management
Event Management

Noble Creations

Graphic Design

Noble Creations

Graphic Design

My Resume

Tertiary Qualifications

BA (Fine Art) - Graphic Design / English

Pretoria University

BA (Hons) - Visual Communication Marketing

Pretoria University

Photography one year diploma

Technical College

Digital Business Marketing in Modern Society

Sun International Training Institute

Be a South African Host

South African Tourist Association

Courses and Committees

Conflict Handling
Fundamentals of Effective Leadership
Situational Leadership
Situational Leadership (Advanced)
Time Management
Interpersonal Communication
Money Laundering
Sexual Harassment what are your rights?
Most Valued Guest Training
Mentor Training – Languages and Guest relations
Change Management Agent Training

Formal Computer Training

Quark Xpress, Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate), Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw, Flash, Dream Weaver, All about internet (Multimedia), Microsoft Suite, InDesign


Absa New Signatures winner 1989

SA Presidents Award for outstanding teamwork 1997

BASA Award nominee for Innovative and Effective Sponsorship of the Arts/design 1999

Employee of the Year – Sun International 2009/2012


BMW motoring

Event Management

1 Year

Mandela Sculpture Project – Sandton Square, Johannesburg

Project Management

3 Years

HSBC Hong Kong

Project and Events Management

3 Years

South African Reserve Bank

Graphic Designer

11 Years

De Beers International Diamond Mine

Project Manager and Public Relations

5 Years

Sun International Casino and Hotels

Graphic Design and Events Manager and Public Relations

8 Years

Jurgens Caravans

Copywriter and Graphic Designer

1.5 Years

Other Clients

CSIR, Loads of Living, House & Haven, Tiger Eye, MG Design Box, Sevens, Gashers ThinkTank, POLS, Noble Creations, Manhattan Elite Balustrades, Casa Alberto Guesthouse, Exact Wooden Floors

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