Category Archives: Blog

WA’s Strategic Energy Initiative

The Minister for Energy in WA, the Hon. Peter Collier, has tasked the Office of Energy to develop an energy policy for WA that takes us to 2030. I’ve been asked to facilitate a series of community consultation sessions around … More

The Australian Copper Conference

Client & Organiser: Vertical EventsVenue: Sofitel, Brisbane. This was the first time a copper conference had been held in Australia and it was very well attended. It’s a vibrant sector, without a doubt and copper is one of those commodities … More

ADPIA Annual Conference

Client: Australian Direct Property Investment Association (ADPIA)PCO: In-house, Deborah Upton. This was the second year I had done this conference, which this year was held in the Sebel Heritage in the lovely Yarra Valley. My first visit to the area, … More

IPWEA Annual State Conference

Client: Institute for Public Works Engineering Australia (WA)PCO: Promaco Conventions I’ve been MC for this conference for about four years now and this year also provided a keynote on how public works engineers can raise their profile. The theme of … More

The Business Growth Centre

In early March I also had the pleasure to MC the launch of two new programs from an innovative service known as the Business Growth Centre. The Minister for Training & Workforce Development, the Hon. Peter Collier presided over this … More

BioGenius Challenge

I had the great pleasure to MC the announcement of the winners of the BioGENEius Challenge at a function at Frasers in Kings Park in early March. I always look forward to this gig as it showcases the depth of … More


There should be a law outlawing six abreast on a Boeing 737 for journeys longer than two hours. Fair dinkum! I never ask my interstate clients for business class travel. I can’t see why they should have to contribute to … More

The Australian Dairy Conference

Wollongong, NSW. Feb 23 – 25PCO: Esther Price PromotionsAV/Sound: Derek Peterson, Totally Sound I had not been to Wollongong before. I drove from Sydney airport and once I’d cleared the worst of Sydney’s traffic enjoyed the drive to the “gong”. … More

Cow Parade Margaret River

Yesterday, Sunday Feb 21st, I had the honour to MC the launch of CowParade in Margaret River. Cow Parade has nothing to do with dairying instead being an international concept which is the largest public art event in the world. … More

Association for the Blind of WA & Guide Dogs WA

Recently, I had the great pleasure of providing a half day of presentation training a group of people who were blind or living with significant loss of vision. Many of them had been blind from birth, some had lost their … More