Tia Smith – 2021 FIFA Arab Cup

Tia Smith is the type of person that is always looking for an opportunity to grow and learn, especially when it comes to organising events. So when she was offered a chance to work on the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, she didn’t hesitate in saying yes.

As one of the creators of ‘The Organiser’ website, Tia understands the importance of sharing what she has learned from her experience in Qatar with others. To do that, we decided to create our first ‘Organiser’ video interview, where Tia talks about her time in Qatar, her role at the event and offers advice for anyone else who may be thinking about doing something similar in the future.

Tia, who lives in Rotorua, has had previous experience working on major international events but Qatar was very different as their culture, language and climate were all new to Tia. There was Covid too, which at the time, was spreading fast around the world.

Here is Tia’s story.

The 2021 FIFA Arab Cup was held to allow Qatar to practice for what will happen at the end of 2022, when the footballing world visit Qatar to take part in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, perhaps the biggest event on the planet.

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