Meet MTA: Dora Feher, Global Experience Designer

Meet MTA Dora

The Miller Tanner difference is our people. That’s why we want to introduce you to our team of superstars that bring our corporate meetings and events to life for our clients. Today we introduce you to Global Experience Designer, Dora Feher who brings her positivity and years of event experience to our MTA team.

Meet Dora Feher

Tell us about your current role with MTA? What are your primary responsibilities?

I am a global experience designer for events at MTA; I plan and execute meetings and conferences while maintaining strong relationships with our team members, clients, and vendors and liaising with the venues, travel agencies, ground transportation.

I work closely with our team members on all details to ensure a smooth planning process for our clients and to create an excellent outcome where the goal is always to exceed expectations. 

I also travel to on site meetings to support follow through on the event execution and to ensure all goes according to plan – and beyond.

What did you do before joining  MTA?

I was a senior event planner for weddings and corporate events in the Caribbean on a small island for almost 6 years, working mainly with the U.S. and local markets.

What’s the best part of your job?

Planning – I love taking care of things from beginning to end, especially when I get to connect with clients and my team members. I love the teamwork behind the process that makes it all come together as a whole.

What’s one item that no event planner can live without?

Patience. Thankfully, I’ve got plenty of that.

Actual item? Phone or laptop. It’s the main tool that connects us with our clients providing the bridge from our office to our daily communications with everyone involved in making excellent programs come alive.

What’s one place that you’d love to travel to for an event and why?

This is a hard question! I do like to travel, see, and experience new places, new cultures, and people.

I suppose one area I would certainly love the opportunity to visit would be the northern countries in Europe – Finland, Sweden, and Norway. I’ve had the chance to work with many people from many different parts of the world but I’d be curious to experience the northern culture from this perspective.

Do you have a few great travel tips that you could share?

  • Always bring a few favorite snacks with you – helpful on the plane and also helpful at the meeting location in case you are busy.
  • Choose aisle seats for short plane ride (easier to get out) and window seats for longer flights – you don’t have to get out for others and the window can help with sleeping!
  • Travel in comfort – not in style.
  • Always have your charger and appropriate power adapter for the country that you are visiting.
  • Download entertainment ahead of time and get noise-canceling headphones.
  • If you have a water bottle, empty it before security check; it will save you buying and throwing away any plastic and, a good one, will keep the temperature of your drink.
  • With longer plane rides, have nice, fluffy socks to change into instead of wearing shoes.

What do you do for fun?

Anything outside when the weather is good. I love nature and am active outdoors. When I lived in the Caribbean, I was diving, boating, swimming, and wakeboarding a lot. Now that we’ve moved back to a place that has more than just summer, we love going for hikes, skating, bicycling, or even just for a morning run without the humidity of the Caribbean.

You are originally from where? You currently reside where? What do you enjoy most about living there? Any favorite spots that you would recommend to tourists?

I was born and raised in Hungary. I left the country after university and lived in various countries. Recently, I’ve moved back to Europe and I now reside in Vienna, Austria.

There is certainly a lot to see in Vienna. The entire city center speaks for itself; with the famed Stephansplatz and its gorgeous church – close to both the well-known Cafe Central and Sacher Hotel where they serve the most delicious desserts (sacher tart and other yummies) along with delish coffees.

Hofburg and the amazing Wiener Staatsoper Opera House along with the historical museums are just a very few to mention in this area as well.

Winter is also quite magical on these streets around the Innere Stadt (city center). Graben Street is one of the most famous with its suspended lighting features but all these streets are wonderful in the wintertime. Not to mention the Rathaus Christmas Market which is across the beautiful Burgtheatre. From here, the famous Belvedere Palace is just about 10 minutes away on a tram.

Within a shorter distance, people can have an amazing open market experience on Naschmarkt in the 4th district or make their way to the well-known shopping street called Mariahilferstrasse.

When in Vienna, it is really a must to see Schonbrunn, the famous Habsburg Palace. Its endless park gives a great option to wander around and admire the views. It also contains a nice zoo. Visitors can also get a great tour inside the palace which is really stunning and unique.

And finally, if someone just wants to get lost in the forests around the area, they can take a bus up to Kahlenberg, where the entire city is visible – and way beyond. They can admire gorgeous views of the rolling hills that lead to the Alps, and walk or bike among plenty available trails all year around.

What makes Miller Tanner stand out as a meeting planning company? What’s your favorite aspect of MTA?

I love the fact that most (if not all) of the software used as tools to make meetings happen – whether using any paper or not – was all created within the company, created by our technology team members. I find that quite unique and amazing!

My other favorite part is the teamwork – many different time zones yet working so well together as a team. This is my first time working fully virtual and this is definitely a strong aspect to mention, as time does matter. And when you can have your time spent really efficiently – you can also get things done better, and likely faster, which I think helps a lot with a life-work balance.

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