A number of people gleefully took receipt of their newly gained license after passing the test and as usual, those present were made up from an eclectic mix of backgrounds.
"Most recently I have been living and working in Slovenia, but before that I have been working for a long time inside clubs," she explained.
"I have made the decision to change from management work to carrying out a role as an agent.
"For me it is an attractive proposition and very intriguing to place myself in this new position.
"I have really wanted to try something different, but still within basketball.
"I want to see the basketball world from a very different angle and a from a completely different standpoint."
Vakulenko is hoping that her prior experience of dealing with agents will prove to be the perfect launch-pad for her change of career.
She also highlighted how it isn't necessarily players where her focus will be as an official FIBA agent.
"I know about the attitude which many clubs have towards agents and it is important for me to now view it from the other side," stated Vakulenko.
"I think I perhaps understand clubs more than many others, because I was a General Manager for more than a decade in the Euroleague.
"While I won't be focusing on female players but only men, I am very interested in being an agent for coaches.
"During my work inside clubs, I became very close to coaches and I feel like I can understand their mentality and also what the clubs expect from them.
"For me it will be a nice challenge to find this better link and to secure a better level of co-operation.
"I feel that I can find coaches that will be a good match with clubs."
Further agents tests to be carried out next month in both in Oceania (11 November) and the Americas (13 November).