Daniel Zachariou runs Supanova – the largest comic con events in Australia. Supanova attracts thousands of fans every year. Daniel himself is a big fan of American Express. He loves the fact that he can make a foreign exchange payment from virtually anywhere. Whether he's at home, or lying on a beach in Greece (true story). He also loves the personal service from his dedicated Relationship Manager, Mohammed. Hear why Daniel thinks making the move to American Express helps to make Supanova a blast for their customers.
Daniel Zachariou - Supanova
- Read the transcript - How American Express Gave Supanova The Trading Edge
My name is Daniel Zachariou. I'm the Event Director of Supanova Expo, Australia's answer to Comic Con. Supanova Pop Culture Expo is about all things popular culture; comic books, anime, sci-fi, fantasy. We just bring it all together under one big roof for all the fans to come and enjoy themselves and, as part of that, we bring stars down from overseas and obviously that means international payments and deposits and American Expp ress, they just help make it so easy, all while I'm sitting at the office at home.
As part of doing business, when I write a contract, I might be writing a contract for six months in advance, a year in advance, it's important to be able to secure funds in a way that when I'm writing the contract the value that I'm attributing it to them is the value that I get, so forward contracts are really important because I can lock in a rate and I know what it is and I can do my sums on that and I've got exactly what I need to my budget.
I really love the fact that I've got a Relationship Manager. If I've got any concerns I can just go them and it gets answered. Even if it's outside business hours, I can send an email and they will get back to me when trading starts the next day.
I know that I can just email Mohamed or give him a call and I know that he'll make sure that the information that's going into the transaction is going to be correct so that I can know that the transaction and the trade can go forward.
The ease of being able to do my business wherever I am, anytime, anywhere, it's fantastic.