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January 26, 2024

Thrown in at the deep end with pleasure: Laurence Böcker immediately feels at home in the Grand Hall team

The first three months are over, one event has followed the next and Laurence Böcker still hasn't seen much of Zollverein. Of course, he has seen the coking plant and its surroundings - after all, his workplace is the Grand Hall. Is this what he had in mind when he came across the advertised position of event manager late last summer? "Yes, I did, because that's the way it is in the event industry - just do it," says the 25-year-old, who has a wealth of experience from various positions, including the Schalke Arena in Gelsenkirchen, where he managed sporting events and major concerts.

"Simply a super nice welcome!"

Event specialists can now choose their jobs. Laurence explains why he chose the Grand Hall with a good feeling. When he met Managing Director Gary Pott and the team, it was clear that he had found his personal dream job. "I was simply made to feel very welcome here." He was also impressed by the concept. The latest technology, permanent partner companies and the modern and cool equipment in the hall. The flexible working hours - sometimes at the weekend, but days off during the week, later shifts, but sleeping longer in the mornings - were also exactly what he was looking for. "A pure office and desk job? Really not!" Perhaps this is also because he likes to party and is also a "proven carnival fan". He has always felt a little closer to the Rhineland than the Ruhr area. That could change now at the latest. For January, Laurence has set his sights on the Ruhr Museum, the sculpture park and the two slag heaps at Zollverein.

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