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Curiosity is our driver: We love to discover industries and trends, to explore needs and to meet people. We are delighted to work interdisciplinary and to strengthen ourselves with partners who share our passion. With transparency and trust, we create a climate in which we grow together. Achieving our clients’ business goals and their personal success is most important to us.

Alexa Reais

Junior Project Manager

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Events were already a theme for Alexa Reais during her commercial apprenticeship. After successfully completing her training, she expanded her knowledge by studying applied languages. The communication degree inspired Alexa with a final module in event management, which motivated her to start at Live Lab shortly before receiving her diploma. As a junior project manager, she plans events of various sizes and proves herself in every step of project management.

 

«Encounters create new sensations and experiences. They educate, provoke and challenge the individual. Encounters are the foundation of every memory, and we want to be memorable.»

Bernadette Ochsner

Partner | Chief Growth Officer

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With a masters in marketing, Bernadette has been working in live communication and the event industry for over 11 years and has been with Live Lab since day one. As Partner and Chief Growth Officer, she’s responsible for business growth and development, strategic consulting for various clients as well as leading and developing the project teams. Over the last two years, digital transformation and early adaptation of new trends and technologies have been her main focus.


«Encounters with people is what makes life worthwhile. Those experiences make us who we are. Encounters surprise and inspire, they create lasting memories and expand our horizons. Curating unforgettable experiences is what drives me.»

Carlo Angelini

Stage Designer

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Carlo Angelini studied specialist set design in Vienna. Following a seven-year collaboration with Florian Wieder, during which the pair produced sets for names including Stefan Raab, he founded angelini design in 2005. He is active in both domestic and international show business, and lives for the stage. He has already received numerous awards for his work. Angelini design has been part of the Messerli Group since 2013.

 

«I use my set and space designs to turn messages into visual experiences, thus increasing the impact of an encounter.»

Christine J. Thienemann

Partner | Chief Operating Officer

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After nine years at Avantgarde in Munich and Berlin, Christine was appointed head of event services at BMW Motorsport in Munich and Hinwil. In 2009 Christine moved to South Africa, where she worked as business unit director at Leo Burnett in Cape Town.


«Living in a digital world, implicates that encounters are becoming more and more predictable. Some remain meaningless, others have the power to change our lives. My goal is to create unforgettable experiences that linger longer in one’s memory.
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Felicitas Schmid

Junior Project Manager

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Felicitas joined Live Lab in 2021 following her Master’s degree in Marketing Management. Her interest in events was evident throughout her studies, as well as in her spare time, so she was able to gain a variety of experience in event management through internships and club activities. At Live Lab, she is now building on her experience as a junior project manager.

 

«The beauty of every single encounter is that you never know in advance what it may bring you or where it may take you. Because every encounter can enrich you in its own way.»

Hendrik Schenk

Production Manager

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Hendrik studied media technology, popular music and media, which aroused an interest in extraordinary meeting concepts and production challenges. He has been working as a project and production manager since 2006.


«Personal encounters create a sense of trust and have an immediate effect. For me, they form the basis of any professional, inspiring partnership. Every encounter is different and allows new ideas and perspectives to be voiced.
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Jonathan Schwarz

Creative Director

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After completing his master’s in theology, Jonathan switched to the live communication sector in 2013 and completed a bachelor’s degree in media and cultural studies at the same time. After two positions at agencies in Cologne and Zurich and international awards for his conceptual work, Jonathan joined Live Lab as Creative Director in 2020.

 

«Live communication is the new melting pot for real and digital encounters. Every day I am curious to see how we can redesign this moment of encounter and create a space for inspiration.»

Kyle Dean Snyman

Senior Project Manager

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After a two-year stint with the Swiss Air Force, Kyle decided to join the Events industry in 2014. After spending his first two years on the agency side, he decided to switch to corporate and spent another two years seeing how things worked from that side. Since then, he’s been involved in the implementation of a number of events, such as get-togethers and product roadshows, as well as major festival activations.

 

«People interact each day without really reacting to one another. That’s exactly why I strive to cause reactions.»

Lena Fritz

Concepter

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After studying Biological Sciences in Constance and Scotland, Lena built a bridge towards Live Communication by working in PR for the environmental sector. Now she is thinking creatively and conceptually for Live Lab.

 

«In old age we look back on our life and talk about the things we experienced and the people we met. We cannot plan which encounter or experience affects a person in the long run – but we can strive towards creating interactions with the potential to do so.»

Linda Rechsteiner

Project Manager

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Linda graduated from the University of St. Gallen with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a master’s degree in Marketing Management. Already during her studies, she gained a foothold in an event agency and managed different international projects. She joined the Live Lab family in 2021.

«Encounters can be completely different. They can be planned or random, conscious or unconscious. What they all have in common is that they tell stories that make life exciting. It’s my goal to facilitate and create encounters that inspire, are fun and unforgettable.»

Maximilian Souchay

Managing Partner | Founder

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Maximilian studied marketing in Bern and culture management and drama in Liverpool. Before founding Live Lab in 2015, he held a range of management positions within the event industry.


«Personal encounters are inspiring, enrich our lives and are fun. I am driven by a desire to make the right settings even more perfect for the occasion.»

Miriam Rivas

Head of Content

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Strong stories were already important when she started out as a project manager for large-scale events. As an autodidact, she set up a film production company together with Romeo in 2013, where she created numerous commissioned films from conception to editing. Through her assignments as a sequence director and production manager, she is closely linked to the live communication sector and combines the skills of moving images and events in persona.

«Beautiful encounters are like fuel for our hearts: My job is to deal with people and topics in such a way that they can develop properly in front of the camera. In this way, fleeting moments are captured permanently.»

Romeo Janczer

Head of Content

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After two years of training in “3D animations and visual effects”, Romeo worked as a compositor and director in various production companies. Together with Miriam, he founded his own film production company in 2013, and managed and implemented various projects in the field of commissioned films.

«I am fascinated by people’s stories. For me, these individual encounters, all the crazy, moving and also upsetting stories together form the essence of togetherness, of communication and mutual understanding. With our movies, we give these stories a modern form of narration.»

Xuan Li

Project Manager

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Xuan gained hands-on experience in event management during and after studying «Asian Studies and Management: China». This led her via Konstanz, Shanghai and London to the Live Lab Team in Zurich.

 

«In today’s digital age of social media touching people with events is more important than ever. The personal encounter with a brand and the active experience forms the basis for a successful live communication.»

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