Coralie Berael is Venue Manager at the Forest National arena in Brussels, a legendary venue where she experienced her very first concert as a 6 year old. The tone for her music passion was set.
After she graduated as a MSc in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security (BE) in 1994, she moved to London and built up 15 years of experience in business analysis, building & facilities management and online corporate communication across the UK and EU mainland. Since operating in the heart of Brussels, the activity has been dominated by security and safety issues lately and the focus of the entertainment industry has shifted overnight from creating the unforgettable experience to making sure we keep people safe and alive.
Forest National is a member of the EAA (European Arenas Association) with a capacity up to 8.000. This legendary concert hall built in 1970, is part of the Sportpaleis Group which consists of a further 3 arenas (Sportpaleis & Lotto Arena Antwerp, Ethias Arena Hasselt) and 3 theatres (Stadsschouwburg Antwerpen, Capitole Ghent, Ethias Theater).
When having a day off Coralie likes to go to … a concert or festival to observe, get inspired and exchange notes.