Chief Celebration Officer
Inspired by more than 20 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry, Celeste Lloyd-Jones is the driving force behind Celebrino.
After completing her BComm Hotel Management degree (with distinction) at the University of Pretoria in 2001, Celeste’s passion for the industry led her to start her career in Long Island New York. Celeste has worked in a range of management roles at various Hospitality and Travel institutions including Sun International, Fancourt, Village and Life, Pentravel, Atlantic Beach Country Club and Cape Theme Parks. She has planned and executed Corporate Events for some of South Africa’s most influential companies: Vodacom, FNB, Nedbank, ABSA, Amazon, Liberty, Chevron, Labour Guide, Sage, Spar, Discovery, Virgin Active and many government departments, just to name a few.
Celeste calls upon a rich network of relationships with corporate clients, tour operators, event companies, suppliers, entertainers and venues to sell and market throughout South-Africa. Some of the other events in her portfolio includes weddings, exhibitions, formal banquets, conferences, product launches, fashion shows, family days, school outings, birthday parties, year-end functions and non-profit fundraisers, ranging in size from 20 – 5000 people.
Celeste’s strengths in organization, attention to detail, passion for marketing, creativity, professionalism, concept design and contagious enthusiasm, have earned her a reputation for unparalleled excellence as an Industry Role player.
In her spare time, Celeste is a wife and mother of two amazing children. They enjoy life together as a family, staying fit by running trails runs and road races, playing soccer, tennis, swimming and enjoying good food with family and friends.
Creator of Opportunities
A creative spirit and adventurer at heart, Lara Zegal is an accomplished Event Sales Specialist and Planner with over 10 years’ experience in Brand Activations, Hospitality, Corporate, Private and Government Events.
After completing her National Diploma in Events Management at CPUT, she successfully carried out roles as a Restaurant Manager, Event Coordinator, Project Manager, Event Manager and Sales Specialist.
Her expertise expanded into the Film Industry, managing and hosting numerous Movie/ Film / Commercial Shoots throughout the past 4 years.
It’s not surprising that Lara was drawn to event planning with her entertaining nature. Lara is known for her vibrant personality, passion for the hospitality industry and the products she represents, creativity, networking skills, and superior organizational skills. Known for her dedication and how hard she works to achieve goals, Lara tackles challenges with positive energy and solutions. She truly cares about all her clients and loves what she does, which shines through with her positivity and dedication.
Outside of work, she loves to spend her free time focusing on her family. She enjoys playing action netball and loves hiking with her dogs, camping and socializing with friends.
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