It was so great to be 'back out there' assisting with two large in-person Awards nights. I lent a hand to Momentum Media who were running their inaugural "Australian Space Industry Awards" in Sydney then backed that up with a multi-venued/live streamed event for the "Australian Defence Industry Awards" in Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. Well done to the Momentum Media events teams for the great effort juggling so many moving parts. Both were great nights.
So great to run my first 'in-person' event since March. The Energy Policy Institute of Australia's Forum on 'The Australian Technology investment roadmap - where will it lead?' was a huge success with so much discussion that could have gone on for another hour. The EPIA plan on holding a follow up event in February 2021, so check back later for details.
The Australian Technology investment roadmap - where will it lead?EPIA brings together a focussed panel discussion with prominent industry leaders chaired and led by Grant King, a member of the Government's Technology Investment Advisory Council.
Join with the EPIA for this in-person event in Sydney where you'll be encouraged to participate by asking questions of the panel. This is not 'another webinar'; meet with your industry colleagues in a Covid-safe setting to discuss the topical conclusions from the LET roadmap. You'll receive enormous value from attending this event in view of the importance of technology and innovation to the Australian economy. Refreshments will be served.
What: EPIA Forum – The Australian Technology investment roadmap - where will it lead?
Date: Wednesday 4 November 2020
Time: 2.30pm - 5.30pm AEST
Venue: Sir Stamford at Circular Quay, 93 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Cost: $300 (Forum includes drinks & canapes)
Registation: Click here to register. Seats are limited to 48 delegates.
Brochure: Click here to download a brochure
We are very excited to release the program for next year's in-person PowerChem 2021 Conference to be held in Sydney on 9 - 12 May. The program is made up of industry experts both nationally and internationally, as well as new, up and coming Power Station Chemists. To view the program, please visit the conference website by clicking here.
Sponsorship and exhibition packages are still available. Please contact me for details, or visit the website.
How can I help you in 2021?
Now is a good time to start planning for your events in 2021. Whether they are 'in person' or virtual, I can help you get things moving. As an experience conference organiser (PCO) I can help plan your logistics for your 2021 event. Can I assist with your registrations, websites, speaker management, sponsorship/exhibition coordination, venue finding, AV negotiation? Please get in touch to talk about how I can help you with your 2021 events.. click here
We are pleased with the great response to the API PowerChem 2021 "Call for Papers". We anticipate releasing the API PowerChem 2021 conference program at the end of September. The event is still being planned as an 'in-person' event, but there will be several international speakers 'zooming in' to present and share their knowledge. Please get in touch to receive the program as soon as it becomes available.
EPIA Webinar: Thursday 11 June 2020 4-5pmA Low-Emissions Technology Roadmap for Australia:
A Panel Discussion on the Government's Discussion Paper.
What: EPIA Webinar – Discussion on Australia’s Low-Emissions Technology Roadmap
Day: Thursday 11 June 2020
Time: 4.00-5.00pm AEST
Registation: Click here to register or copy and paste the following into your browser: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L2yHuq8nRe-b3XrcWG-6_g You will then receive an email with the log in details.
Download a flyer: click here
Download pre-event information: click here
It's a difficult time for almost everyone while the country is in lock down but there are often still many things that can be done while we are in hibernation:
Whatever your need, I'm around and available to assist.
Please get in touch - I can help. Click here to email me or give me a call - 0422 419 343
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As with most events scheduled for 2020, PowerChem is postponing until 9-12 MAY 2021.
Call for papers has been delayed, with submissions now due on 30 June 2020. Please download the Call for Papers document by clicking here.
We still have some sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for an updated prospectus.
Visit the Conference Website by clicking here.
I'm very excited to be helping API once again with their biennial PowerChem Conference.
This year's event has been postponed from 9 - 12 August to a 9-12 May 2021 at the Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport.
Download the Call for papers and Sponsorship Opportunities now.
Visit the API's Event page for more details: click here
Happy to be assisting with the recruitment of the ILF's position of Office Administrator PA/Receptionist.
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation is a growing not for profit charity (celebrating its 10th anniversary) that supplies and publishes books in remote Indigenous communities across Australia. This busy position requires an efficient, well-organised person with office experience. If you like a challenge, work well with conflicting deadlines and priorities and would enjoy working for a fantastic cause, this is a great place and team to work with.
Click here to download application information.
I am once again pleased to be assisting the Indigenous Literacy Foundation with their recruitment.
Are you an educator passionate about literacy and language? Looking for a rewarding career that allows you to travel and work with remote communities?
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation works to empower remote communities to lead their own literacy futures and has two unique opportunities to join our dynamic team in Sydney.
We work with remote communities located in the NT, WA, QLD and SA and we are seeking an Early Childhood or literacy specialist to manage our Book Buzz Early Literacy Program. This program supports families with children aged 0-5 years old, through a story time model of reading and sharing books, with a focus on home languages.
We are also looking for a Program Manager, ideally an experienced educator to manage our Program team. Focused on books and resources, our programs aim to develop literacy skills by providing access to great books, supporting families in reading and sharing books, and empowering communities to write and create their own stories, in their own languages.
Click on the position titles to download the job ads. Applications close 10 February.
If you are interested, please get in touch or forward through to others who may be:
I'm proud to be assisting the following clients with their events in 2020 and 2021 .... more to come.
How can I assist you and your company in 2020? Do you have an event you want organised? Do you need assistance with a project? Please get in touch; I'm happy to help.
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From sweeping shifts in consumer tastes, demographic movements, technological advancements and new market trends all the way through to emerging brands, disruptive digital and social media innovations and smart and intelligent packaging – the Australian liquor market is evolving at breakneck speed. The Drinks Innovation Summit explores the challenges and the many opportunities this age of change offers everyone involved in the liquor sector – suppliers, marketers, wholesalers, retailers and publicans.
The event incorporates the Liquor Retail Summit, hosted by Retail Drinks Australia, and includes the Digital Champions Hub, where retailers can learn about the latest digital technology and get low capital entry to e-retail.
With over 40 inspiring speakers, this is an event not to be missed.
When: 29 October 2019
Where: Hyatt Regency Sydney
More information: https://drinksinnovation.com.au
With just a month to go before the Australian Liquor Industry Awards (ALIA), tickets are selling fast. As finalists have been announced bookings will spike; book your ticket NOW so you don't miss out.
With a new venue - The Star Event Centre - and the 70s Disco theme, the night promises to be a lot of fun for all. #ALIA2019 #awards
When: 23rd October 2019
Where: The Star Event Centre, Sydney
More Information: www.liquorawards.com.au
What a night. Biggest ever - almost 1000 guests. Definitely showtime! Congrats to all the winners at the 2019 HM Awards. Thanks to all my suppliers who contributed to such a successful event - ICC Sydney, Funktionality, SMA productions, AU Red carpet, Sealy, Foxtel Business, Nespresso, Asahi, Perrier, Drinks Cabinet, LP Commercial Photography, Butchers Daughter, HF Wedding & Hire Cars, Lion, Calabria, Botanica and all my wonderful volunteers from the Blue Mountains Hotel School. Along with 48 Awards, we raised over $40,000 for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation. Well done! For a full list of winners: www.hmawards.com.au
Having completed a three day ACCESS 2019 conference at Luna Park Sydney, it is time to reflect. A very successful event and a learning experience for me. When you have an audience with many wheelchair users and delegates with guide dogs, there are new event logistics that come in to play. For example, where is the closest green grass to toilet the dogs; are conference tables raised to at least 75cm so a wheelchair can fit under the table; how do you get multiple wheelchair users down the stairs in the event of an emergency; is the stage ramp at the right gradient; is the stage edge marked with white tape; can the AV team accommodate a hearing loop and live captioning? Despite having run events for many years, there are still things to learn. #ACCESS2019
ACAA is delighted to launch Access 2019 - 14 to 16 August at Luna Park, Sydney. The conference for access consultants and all people working to establish inclusive communities. Access 2019 will provide a forum to share and learn about the many aspect and elements that enable inclusive communities.
The conference will provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and experiences on a range of topics that bridge the gap – from Access to Inclusion:
Visit the website to REGISTER NOW
A flood of last-minute nominations across nearly 50 categories has led organisers of the 2019 HM Awards to extend the deadline for entries by a little over a week.
Nominations will now close at 5 pm on Friday 05 July 2019.
CLICK HERE to create an account and submit your nominations.
I have just taken the pledge against Ageism. Why don't you.. click here
With earlybird rates finishing at the end of the month, register now.
Nominations for the Hotel Management Awards (HM Awards) have opened and close on 26 June 2019. Don't miss out... nominate now - https://www.hmawards.com.au/
With the Pub Leaders Summit successfully completed, I'm now moving on to its sister event for restaurants - the Hospitality Leaders Summit [HLS] (formally Restaurant Leaders Summit). HLS returns to Sydney on Monday 29 July. To view the program and to keep updated on the event, go to https://www.hospleaders.com.au/ I look forward to welcoming you to the event.
Once again, glad to be assisting the Energy Policy Institute of Australia with their third event of the year.
Author Mr Matthew Warren will provide an overview of his book, focusing on ‘unresolved issues and future ideas’ of the energy market and then take questions from the audience. The event will be followed by networking drinks where you'll have the opportunity to 'get up close' to the author and mingle with like-minded colleagues in the Energy sector.
Date and Time: Monday 29 April 2019 at 5pm until 6.00 pm followed by refreshments
Venue: Piper Alderman, Level 23 Governor Macquarie Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Cost: $20 for EPIA members; $30 for Non-EPIA members
Matthew Warren is an economist and journalist. He has spent the past 15 years working for the electricity, downstream gas, renewable energy and coal industries. He was Chief Executive of the Australian Energy Council, the Energy Supply Association of Australia and the Clean Energy Council. He was also Environment Writer at The Australian newspaper and worked for the New South Wales Minerals Council. He likes trail running and tabouli.
Blackout - For 20 years Australia has been in political denial about the seismic changes occurring in the way we power our country. Successive governments continue to tell people that power prices will fall while the lights stay on. Debate is reduced to two equally preposterous narratives: coal-fired, climate change indifference versus an impossibly utopian renewable energy future. This nonsense swirls around an incredulous public while power prices rise, the grid is stretched, energy becomes political poison and the earth warms. How did it come to this and how can we find our way out of this mess?
Matthew Warren has worked for all sides of the energy industry, is regularly attacked for being too pro-coal and too pro-renewables, and writes without fear or favour. He has been lobbying for a national climate and electricity policy for over a decade. With an entertaining and fascinating narrative, Blackout cuts through the waffle to chart the disintegration of Australia’s energy security, call out what is holding us back, and plot the way for a brighter future.