ASE presents The Creatives Series – Sydney

Thursday 5th May 2016 | 6pm to 9pm

Sydney Props Specialists, 15 Carrington Rd, Marrickville


REGISTER NOW – only $75 pp


Update – we now have a great prize package on offer thanks to our fabulous sponsors.

The Creative Package includes over $5000 worth of products and services for your creative event. The package includes AV, audio, lighting, themeing, entertainment and photography. 

And for suppliers attending the event we have a prize of a 12 month Premium Listing in the ASE Directory.

The event industry is largely about delivering creative events in venues used in unusual ways. But in the environment of today how do you manage the risk without compromising that creativity?

Australasian Special Events (ASE) has been at the forefront in showcasing the Australian event industry since 2000 by going behind the scenes and talking to the people who produce those events.

Now ASE launches The Creatives Series with an industry function that will take you on a journey through themed rooms, presentations and performance, accompanied by canapés and drinks.


Your event commences at 6:00pm in Dock 1 with drinks and canapés

Phase One will explore the engineering and risk management of events with Jeremy Sparks from Event Engineering along with Nicki Tofler from Marsh Insurance.

Phase Two will look at how to apply those principles in various venues with John Rohanna from Sydney’s newest event venue – The Venue. John will be joined by award winning event designer Lena Malouf.

ASE Managing Editor, Trevor Connell, will host these panels asking the questions that are typical of the ASE style.

Phase Three will then showcase how those principles can be applied via a “Once Upon A Time” theme with networking, more drinks and canapés along with entertainment by Buzz Band

Your event will close at 9.00 PM




jeremyJeremy has facilitated designers’ dreams over 30 years, constructing sets, stages, world events, unique criteria performance structures and substantial permanent kinetic and static public art.

He has an intimate knowledge and experience of the materials, assembly, logistics options and latest manufacturing technology for unique designs. Jeremy has been a key specialist construction manager on the Sydney Olympic Games, Asian Olympic Games, Vancouver Olympic Games and provided project management and design engineering on EE’s comprehensive public art port CV.

He particularly enjoys working with artists, consultants and technicians to optimally meet design criteria, construction budget and to schedule requirements and timelines effectively.



nickiThroughout her career, Nicki has worked in the retail, events and entertainment industries.

She is familiar with the challenges that small business, not for profit and corporate organisations face on a day to day basis.

Nicki’s background in the areas of human resources, marketing and event management, have provided her with a diverse skill set that has led to her current role in Business Development with Marsh, part of the Marsh & McLennan Group of Companies, a global professional services company specialising in risk, strategy and people.



Jjohnohn started his hospitality career at The Sebel Town House in 1980 in the banqueting department. He has worked in events at the major 5 star hotels and venues in Sydney for over 35 years including the Regent Sydney, Sheraton on the Park, Australian Jockey Club and Four Seasons Sydney.

John has spent the last 11 years in Dubai overseeing the events departments at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Meydan Hotel.

He returned to Sydney in February to join The Venue Alexandria as General Manager.

Located in Sydney Corporate Park, Sydney’s newest premium warehouse event space is due to open in the third quarter of 2016.

John will share with you his experience of events in Dubai compared to Sydney.



lenaWhen it comes to event design decor and florals Lena Malouf CSEP AIFD is a stand-alone master of this specific craft.

Life Achievement Awards in both the United States and Australia have recognised Lena’s years of dedication, contribution and award winning talent to the Special Events Industry.

Lena’s ongoing involvement keeps her on the creative edge of the design path.

Lena’s comprehensive knowledge of the special events business is unmatched and she willingly shares knowledge and experience.




Trevotrevorr came to the events industry in the early eighties from a background in theatre and photography. His experience includes Event Manager, Technical Director and Lighting Designer. Trevor has been involved in hundreds of corporate and public events including the Sydney Royal Easter Show and the Sydney Olympics Closing Night Harbour Spectacular.

He was a founding member of the Australian chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES) and served on the chapter executive for six years.

Trevor established the Australasian Special Events website in 2000 and has interviewed many of the creative people behind events large and small.

REGISTER NOW – only $75 pp

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