Andrew Walsh

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 »

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 »

What happened to the budget for White Night?

by Trevor Connell On Sunday morning social media was bubbling with complaints about White Night – especially on the White Night Facebook page. So a couple of observations ……. Read more »

Andrew Howard on winning awards and producing extraordinary events

I recently caught up with Andrew Howard of Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics. His company had recently won 1st place at one of the most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world,… Read more »

Australia Day events large and small

Across Australia event managers were pulling together events large and small for Australia Day. Here is a roundup of just a few with some comments from those… Read more »

Melbourne's White Night shines through the night

White Night, which is the anglicisation of Nuit Blanche, was originally conceived in Paris, France in 2002, in an attempt to make art and culture accessible to large… Read more »

My White Night journey

  by Trevor Connell Without a doubt the inaugural White Night Melbourne was a great success.  Estimates of 300,000 people streamed into the CBD to enjoy the… Read more »

Yarra River set to shine as full program released for Melbourne's White Night

The Yarra River will play host to the largest laser, water and light show ever seen in Melbourne as part of the inaugural White Night Melbourne on… Read more »

Industry conferences and trade shows – all getting a bit silly

Industry conferences and trade shows – all getting a bit silly

The last few weeks have been rather busy with conferences and trade shows for the events industry and next year it will be insane! This year it… Read more »

Games fever in Melbourne?

Games fever in Melbourne?

Visited Melbourne this week and took in some of the Commonwealth Games preparations – here are some observations. The Opening Ceremony Andrew Walsh is the artistic director… Read more »