Category Archives: Blog

A week in Brisbane

I just got back from a week in Brisbane where I MC’d two conferences; the GBTA AUS/NZ and Mining 2011. The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) event was held at The Mercure and had a really interesting program. First up … More

BeefWorks, Toowoomba

I’m just back from Toowoomba where I MC’d the bi-annual BeefWorks conference. This is the conference that alternates with the much bigger BeefEx held on the Gold Coast every second year and run by the Australian Lot Feeders Association (ALFA). … More

The 2011 Cossack Art Award

Cossack, Western Australia, June 15 – 16 Organised by the Shire of RoebourneStaged and produced by Colette McEntee & Jennifer Chandler, Archipelago Arts. I was invited to be the MC for this event which is now in its 19th year. … More

AMEC Convention 2011

June 28 – 30 PCO: In-house, Denyse McClements Venue: Burswood Convention Centre This was as controversial as it was interesting! In the week leading up to the event, the AMEC office was inundated with calls because of the appearance on … More

ASORC National Conference. Challenging preceptions – taking Rehab outside the comfort zone

May 18 – 20 PCO: Consec, Pam Neame and Stacey Rupil Venue: The Menzies, Sydney This was my first time working with the Australian Society of Rehabilitation Counsellors who hold their conference in three-year cycles. The indefatigable Ros Crawley was … More

ADPIA Annual Conference – Brand New Day; Change is Here!

May 15 – 17 PCO: In-house, Sara Quinn Venue: Hyatt Canberra ADPIA is the Australian Direct Property Investment Association and is the peak national body representing the interests of its members in the unlisted property investment sector: trusts and syndicates. … More

Dairy Innovation Day

May 6Venue: Dairy farm of Ian and Ruth McGregor, Busselton WAPCO: Esther PriceAV/Sound: Derek Peterson,Totally Sound, Bunbury Now this was different! A dairy conference on a dairy farm! Makes perfect sense, of course, providing you have the perfect location. And … More

Rural Health West Annual Conference

Venue: Pan-Pacific Hotel (Formerly Sheraton) PerthPCO: Rural Health West teamDate: March 26 – 27 Rural Health West is a not-for-profit, membership-based organisation overseen by a Board of Directors whose core business is the provision of doctors to rural and remote … More

LGSA Tourism Conference

Venue: Engadine Community Centre, Engadine, NSWPCO: LGSA Event staffDate: March 9 – 11 This is the seventh year this  conference has been run and according to the delegates who have attended most of them, this was among the best. The … More

Queensland Floods

Residents in 75% of Queensland have been visited by the unimaginable horror of deadly flooding which has claimed the lives of 16 people thus far. The cause of this one in one hundred year event is claimed to be a … More