Features and Reports

Behind the scenes of the Australian Event Awards

As the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Peter Jones, put it at the Australian Event Awards ceremony on the Sunshine Coast, “Any industry is only as important… Read more »

Australian Event Symposium regains its mojo

by Trevor Connell Last year the Australian Event Symposium looked like it was on its last legs. The overall program was pretty good but the attendance was… Read more »

Finding inspiration in festivals

David Malacari has worked on twenty five arts festivals. He has been Artistic Director of nine! David was at Adelaide Festival for twelve years, Auckland Festival for… Read more »

The circus comes to White Night Melbourne

Andrew Walsh thought it would be great to have a circus attraction for White Night 2016 so he turned to “Tiny” Good to put one together for… Read more »

Ballarat has more to offer than history

ASE recently attended a familiarization in Ballarat.  OK not the most obvious location to visit for event industry stories but our interest was piqued by the recent… Read more »

SenseUs 2016 upscales and shines at BCEC

Andrea Heath and Jackie Rouleston Stuart like to party. Andrea owns Onstage Entertainment and Jackie is the Queensland manager of Solution Red so between them they have… Read more »

What is it like producing 25 awards ceremonies a year?

Steve Loe produced his first awards program over 30 years ago and now his company Precedent Productions produces 25 Local Business Awards programs per year. The awards… Read more »

Peter Jones produces a stunning gala dinner that raised $2.8M for our Olympic athletes

As far as corporate fundraising events go the Prime Minister’s Olympic Dinner is one of the biggest. Report by Trevor Connell 1278 guests attended the event including … Read more »

Victorian major events chiefs quit as government expands White Night to Ballarat

Victoria’s most senior major events executives overseeing the state’s biggest sporting, cultural and tourism drawcards such as the Grand Prix, White Night Melbourne and Winter Masterpieces, have departed…. Read more »

David Atkins replaces Andrew Walsh as artistic director of White Night Melbourne

Ballarat will make history in 2017 when it hosts White Night for the first time. Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren made the announcement today… Read more »