Well known and respected Melbourne based Event Producer, Jon Smith, recently joined Instinct International to launch Instinct Events: a Creative, Event Management and Production Agency.
An avid snow skier and motorsport enthusiast, Jon has variously been described as a strategic thinker, straight talker and a fountain of creative ideas.
Originally trained as an industrial designer he has worked in Exhibition & Retail Design, Visual Merchandising, Catering, Event Styling and for the last 15+ years as a Creative Director and Executive Producer for many of Australia’s leading event companies.
His career achievements are many and varied, including corporate events, award dinners, product launches, gala balls, charity fundraising events, conferences and cocktail parties, although he’ll be remembered most as the Executive Producer of Melbourne’s Centenary of Federation Celebrations. More recently he achieved considerable acclaim as the Executive Producer of the 2013 AIME Welcome Event at Southwharf for over 2500 MICE Industry attendees.
Jon says, “I am really excited to join Richard Sayer and the Instinct team. It’s been a vision of mine for many years to create a new event agency. The launch of Instinct Events offers me the opportunity to leverage my 25+ years of Event Production experience to grow the Instinct portfolio.
I have been a client of Instinct Entertainment for many years and have always admired the team and their expertise in providing a wide range of talent and entertainment around the country. The creation of Instinct Events now allows us to offer clients a full suite of Creative, Event Management and Production Services.
With the Event and Entertainment divisions of Instinct International working together under the one roof we are offering a completely unique proposition to our clients. We have an exceptionally wide range of entertainment on offer, couple this with the marketing and stagecraft skills of the Instinct team we’ll be able to fully customise shows that leverage content and entertainment effectively to suit our clients brand, communication and marketing objectives. I believe Instinct events is now perfectly placed as a market leader in the Event space”.