Meet Andrea Papali: Exhibitions Recruiter


The latest addition to the tfconnect team of global search consultants is Andrea Papali – an experienced and motivated recruiter with a passion for events. Andrea specialises in managing mid-level vacancies for our global clients covering the whole spectrum of roles within the industry - marketing, sales, operations and tech. Here's a bit more about the latest addition to team tfconnect...

Where did you come from? Tell us a bit about your background.

I started my career within the events industry, working for the UK'S largest venue portfolio. I quickly fell in love with events, and after spending 4 years in this role, I then went on to work within a similar industry in London. After around 6 years, I decided I wanted to try something new and work more local to home, which led me to the start of my career within Recruitment which I have now worked within for 5 years. Collaborating both Events and Recruitment is an opportunity I could not let pass me by.

What perception do you have of the Events Industry so far?

The industry that never sleeps! Exciting, dynamic and extremely forward thinking. I am loving finding out about so many different companies and elements to the industry and how it all works. Also, the connections between contacts across the globe is something I have never seen in any other industry, which is very exciting to me!

Finally, what's the plan for your role here at tfconnect?

I want to connect with as many people as possible, and make sure I can learn and understand all aspects of the exhibitions and events world as possible. I pride myself on being consultative and personable with both clients and candidates, so I plan to continue implementing this within my role at tfconnect and offering the very best service.

Five Fast Facts about Andrea!


Favourite Karaoke song?

Luther Vandross – Never Too Much

How do you relax on the weekend?

Spending time with my partner and stepdaughter and anything that involves our families.

Last film you watched?

I somehow convinced my partner to come to the cinema with me on New Years Eve to watch's safe to say he will not be allowing me to choose any future films. Although I loved it!

Favourite country to visit?

Spain – it is somewhere I go every year and have been visiting since I can remember. Melbourne is also very special to me and I hope to return one day.

Get in touch!

Connect with Andrea on LinkedIn, email her or give her a call at +44 (0) 1442 818005.