Contributor Profile

Steff Berger

Job TitleManaging Director

Company NameVOBE - Inspires People GmbH


Steff Berger is a conference consultant and expert in Crisis Management for the Conferences & Events Industry. She owns and manages VOBE - Inspires People GmbH, a company she founded in 2010 to support and advise conference associations in the logistics and organisation of events of up to 20,000 capacity across Europe.

Steff has over 18 years of extensive, hands-on experience in the conference industry - handling logistics at conferences in 21 different European cities - and is a BCM-certified crisis manager, having attended courses in anti-terrorism and ATO risk assessment. 

Steff specialises in Crisis Management as it specifically relates to the MICE sector, encompassing everything from terror threats to social media storms, unexpected deaths, and more. Her sessions on anti-terror strategies for conferences - ‘Expect the Unexpected’ - attracted a lot of interest and media interviews, and she also regularly speaks and presents workshops to industry professionals about all aspects of event management. In her latest sessions, she helps managers, co-ordinators and teams at associations, congress events and venues to better understand how to use their communication networks effectively.

Working as a systemic business coach, wingwave coach and trainer, Steff Berger develops tailored solutions to suit every client. She uses her creative thinking in all projects and training sessions to develop practical, effective and personalized approaches for everyone involved in the MICE sector, and keeps to VOBE’s motto - ‘We make the difference’ - every day.

Her aim is always to spread awareness and help events teams of all sizes find viable solutions to a variety of challenging situations. As she says: “Crisis Management is all in the preparation. If we can successfully avoid, handle or prevent an issue, we don’t have a crisis!”

Why do we need Crisis Management now? Steff Berger has the answers.


Conference Sessions

  • Crisis Management: How Effective Communications Will Save Your Event

    Wednesday10:15 - 11:002019-08-28
    Conference Room 2

    Steff draws from her direct experiences to show how communications in a critical situation are more important than ever in today’s MICE industry, and how you ca...

    • Language: English
  • Expect the Unexpected – How important is anti-terror awareness to the MICE Industry?

    Thursday13:00 - 13:452019-08-29
    Conference Room 1

    If a terrorist threat or attack struck your conference or event, would you know what to do?  Steff Berger draws from her training in anti-terrorism and ATO risk...

    • Language: English

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