Oana Cipca

Oana Cipca

Founder & Initiator of Women in Exhibitions and Senior Business Development Manager at MECC Maastricht

Oana is the initiator and founder of the Women in Exhibitions Network officially launched in 2018 with the aim of supporting the continued professional development of women working in exhibitions and providing opportunities for them to meet and network.


As a newcomer in the industry some years ago, she realised at industry meetings how many men were represented on stage, and she wondered at the time where all the powerful women were,” she explains. “Our industry is one with men at the top.”


She hopes to use this platform to make our industry discover us women, and at the same time create the right environment for women to shift in their attitudes and behaviour, and to support them to grow.

Oana Cipca

"My dream as a child was to become a lawyer so that I could stand up for the rights of the people, my dream came true as I stand up for the rights of the women in exhibitions."

Oana Cipca
Founder and Initiator Women in Exhibitions

What is your favorite 90's song?

Too many to mention, but the one that really touched me and I still get goosebumps when I listen to it was 'Nothing Compares 2U' by Sinéad O'Connor. Simply breathtaking.

If you could invite anyone to present with you on stage who would it be?

Oprah Winfrey

Imagine you are famous, who would you be?

Angelina Jolie, I simply love her charity work.

Who inspired you the most in your life and how?

My father at first and after that my husband. Both believe in me unconditionally.