The Meetings & Events team at Penrith Panthers continues to expand with the appointment of a new Event Manager.
Katie Puglisi brings a wealth of knowledge in business events to Panthers, having worked at the professional conference organiser arinex for almost six years.
During this time, Katie gained extensive experience in a variety of aspects, from coordinating conferences, speakers and venues to managing unique incentive programs, conference tours and social events on a national level. Her sound understanding of what is required from a regional venue such as Penrith Panthers adds greatly to the team.
Head of Sales & Marketing – Events & Venues, Lindy Andrews, is particularly proud of the Meetings & Events team and pleased with the pool of knowledge that clients can tap into.
‘With esteemed clients including the Coles Group, NAB and the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water using our services, we need to be on top of our game.
‘Our focus is to bring business events to this fantastic destination, and of course we need some clever and experienced people to build key relationships. We particularly looked for local talent who are passionate about the region,’ said Andrews.
The team’s event skills have been further comfirmed by the industry when Meetings & Events Executive Kristy-Lee Bainbridge became a finalist in the highly-contested 2010 Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) Awards as Young MEA Future Leader.
With 11 venues across 80 hectares and a plentitude of nearby attractions, Penrith Panthers offers a variety to business events and conferences that none of the metropolitan hotels and meeting spaces can compete with.
‘The events business at Panthers has grown enormously since the refurbishment and reopening in 2009. We now host 120 events a month, and pride ourselves on the quality of delivery of each of these events – regardless of the size or style of event,’ added Andrews.
Terryn Gaudry from Lion Nathan National Foods enjoys working with the team. ‘It is so refreshing to arrive at a venue where everything you asked for and more was set up and ready to go. They exceed all of our expectations.’