Category Archives: Blog

Goodbye, Commonwealth Bank!

Like many other people, I was incensed when on Melbourne Cup day, the Commonwealth Bank raised interest rates by 40 basis points when the RBA had lifted the official cash rate by 25 basis points just moments before. I’m acutely … More

AIOFP – The Association of Independently Owned Financial Planners

Venue: Q1, Surfers ParadiseOrganiser: Peter Johnston & Julie Adams, AIOFP This was the first time the organisation had worked with a professional MC, so it was a steep learning curve for both of us. Q1 is the tallest residential tower … More

LGSA Water Managment Conference

Venue: Ex Services Club, Orange, NSWOrganiser: Meg Fisher and team, LGSA NSW I’d not been to Orange before and really liked the place, especially since it threw up some pretty good wines at the welcoming reception at the Orange Regional … More

CICA Annual Conference

Venue: Burswood, WAPCO: Colin McLachlan, ACE Conferences The Crane Industry Council of Australia holds an annual conference which rotates between the major centres of Australia. It had been five years since it was last in WA and the local organising … More

August and the Federal Election

August has been a fairly quiet month for me, thank heavens! We were able to grab four days in Bali early in the month, which is my 2010 leave! Plus, we’re doing some big renovations to our house and it … More

Lambex Conference

Venue: Burswood, WAOrganiser: Esther Price Promotions Over 500 people attended this event; the inaugural coming together of people involved in the many facets of the sheepmeat industry. A local committee began work on this concept over 12 months ago and … More

Tourism Western Australia and Malaysia Airlines event

Saturday, July 10 It’s not often I get to work with Royalty. Come to think of it, I’ve never worked with Royalty!! But I did on this occasion. The function was to honour the King and Queen of Malaysia on … More

The Australian Summer Grains Conference

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold CoastPCO: YRD, Kate Murphy The Australian Summer Grains conference is essentially a new event, which brought together those people involved in five different grains; maize, soybean, sorghum, sunflower and mungbeans. It was a terrific … More

ACORN 14th National Conference

Venue: PCEC PerthPCO: Promaco Conventions This was my first time working with perioperative nurses and I relished the experience! What a great bunch of delegates! For those of us who have successfully avoided having to have an operation in a … More

Urban Futures

Last week I facilitated a one-day forum for the Urban Development Institute in WA. I’ve done quite a bit of work with Debra and the team there over the past few years and I like the inclusive, progressive way they … More