Meet Mozes Janse, Events

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Our Global Head of Events

Mozes Janse

With a dynamic background spanning hospitality, events operations, and process consulting, Mozes was primed for the fast-paced, multifaceted role he now thrives in. As a significant driving force behind the seamless operations and executions of events spanning time zones, Mozes deftly operates his global responsibilities with professionalism and transparent communication.

Tell us about your role at The Ortus Club and how you got there.

My role at The Ortus Club is like a kaleidoscope—it’s always changing and full of colour, but it’s exactly what I need to liven up my day. Leading a global team across time zones definitely has its challenges, but that’s what keeps things exciting. It means I wear many hats to ensure things run smoothly 24/7. There have been nights where I’ve fallen asleep with events running, woken up to them still going, and even had lunch breaks amidst the buzz. It’s invigorating, thrilling, and a wild ride, but that’s part of the journey!

My background is a unique blend of hospitality and events operations, food and beverage management, hospitality process consulting, and even sales. I’ve spent countless hours in restaurants, hotels, and event venues, travelled to all sorts of events, and for almost two years, I was a brand ambassador for Heineken. This meant giving bespoke tours of the original brewery and being sent to various sponsored events as a certified Heineken server.

During COVID, I pivoted to remote sales, developing a market that is way outside my usual time zone. This was my first experience conducting online training across the globe, and it was a real eye-opener to the possibilities of remote work. Later, I transitioned back to hospitality, becoming the Assistant Food & Beverage Manager for Generator Amsterdam. This brought my events and hospitality experience back on the ground and showed me the importance of data-driven decision-making and long-term vision. It was about creating innovative processes to continuously improve our efficiency and effectiveness as a team.

Looking back, I see how all these experiences have prepared me perfectly for this role at The Ortus Club, where I get challenged in all aspects while managing this dynamic, 24/7 logistical operation. On top of that, I’m highly involved in sourcing and training all of our Masters of Ceremony. Given my own experience hosting events worldwide, I find remote training particularly interesting, and it’s shown me just how much can be accomplished virtually!

 

What does a typical day at The Ortus Club look like?

My day starts with a quick pulse check. What happened overnight, yesterday, and even what’s happening right now? Venue performance, Master of Ceremony feedback, moderator reviews—everything goes under the microscope. Is the client happy? Did we meet budget expectations? We analyse what went well and what didn’t and brainstorm how to continuously improve.

Next, it’s project time. What projects are we currently running, what challenges are we encountering, and what is the source? What can we do creatively to address this challenge in a quick and easy way? Drink an espresso time, maybe a double. Drink some water, have an impromptu meeting with sales (maybe operations), brief an MoC, and have a well-deserved lunch break.

Take in some Italian sunshine and fuel up with a homemade sweet potato lentil curry I made 2 days ago, and connect with colleagues for some well-deserved laughs. Perhaps I’ll even order another coffee in broken Italian from the local barista—all part of the experience.

Back to work: processes, tracking, finger on the pulse, call a venue, call an MoC, is everything running as it should? Wonderful. What expenses have taken place, registered and allocated, and is everything spoken for? After reviewing and registering expenses, I wrap things up knowing well and sure we’re set for the next day.

 

What’s the most challenging part of your role, and how do you overcome this challenge?

Juggling all the details and ensuring seamless communication across different time zones. As the central point of contact, I wear many hats—from event manager to problem solver—so communication is really the key.

 

What’s one achievement you are particularly proud of?

I’m incredibly proud of the streamlined processes and watertight systems I’ve helped implement, which have made a significant difference in our time management. But what truly fills me with pride is the empowered team I’ve helped build. Seeing their growth, initiative, and ability to thrive in a challenging environment is incredibly rewarding. Their constant adaptation, improvement, and willingness to reassess everything we do makes them an unstoppable force! This, coupled with our problem-solving prowess, allows us to tackle any challenge that comes our way.

A specific point of pride is tackling the challenge of effectively training Masters of Ceremony. We needed them to truly understand the essence of an Ortus event and embody our company values. By constructing a new approach to remote sourcing, training, and value instillation, we’ve ensured consistent brand ambassadorship across the board.

 

What do you like most about working with The Ortus Club?

Two things really stand out for me. First, The Ortus Club’s agility is incredible. They’re constantly testing, evolving, and adapting the work environment based on feedback and open communication. It’s a positive and dynamic atmosphere that feels perfectly suited to the fast pace of the 21st-century business world. The internal culture here fosters this adaptability and innovation in a way I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Second, I thrive on variety. I get to connect with amazing people from all over the world, experiencing different cultures through the lens of remote event organisation. And when things allow, there’s even the opportunity to travel and build relationships in person through the events we host (a great perk to the job—who doesn’t love travelling?)


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