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Event Management

Let's get your product, service or business noticed by creating a special event. With my experience in event management, festival directorships, and being your personal web and graphic designer, we can get the show on the road today!

Great Barrier Reef Film Festival - 2016 & 2017
Festival Director, Finances and Marketing
GBRFF was a Townsville City Council initiative that aimed to promote the local film industry across the region, interstate and internationally. The four day event included a world premiere movie launch, feature and documentary films and short films in three different locations and included the invitation producers, directors and actors from around Australia to give talks and present their movies.

Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival - 2015 & 201
Festival Director, Finances and Marketing


Magnetic Island Bay Dayz Festival - 2007 to 2014
Festival Committee
The Bay Dayz Festival ran for four weeks over the month of September and included over 50 separate events which celebrated life on Magnetic Island. Events included:

  • The Ripple Effect Glow & Mulit-media Show

  • Maggie Custom Bike & Motor  Show

  • Rotary Magnetic Island Beer Can Regatta

  • Talk Like A Pirate Day

  • The Magnetic Island Scarecrow Competition

  • Dreamstime Stories & The Fire Flyz

  • PARKing Day Installations

  • Kids Corroboree

  • Movies Under The Stars

  • Morleys Spring Equinox Earth Fest

  • MI Musos Youth Talent Quest

  • Townsville Airport Paper Plane Competition

  • Horseshoe Bay Mega Markets & Sand Sculpture Competition

  • Best Of Magnetic Ocean Swim Classic

  • Twin Peaks Challenge

  • Oktoberfest

  • 'Tastes Of Magnetic' Restaurant Discounts

  • Sustainable Garden Day

  • Junior Fishing Competition

  • Kids Bay Dayz Disco

  • Walks, talks and workshops for all ages

  • Plus one-off indigenous events, art exhibitions and much more.
     

Many of the events were organised by local community, with the MIBDF coordinating the overall program so that each event could maximise it's exposure. The festival program was laid out so there was something for everyone from kids to pensioners, and at affordable (or free/gold coin donation), so that it was accessible to visitors and the local community alike.

South African Singing Tour - 1998
On the success of the Australian Gospel Tour (see below), Valanga Khoza asked me to organise a smaller tour of 12 people to South Africa. This two week tour included airfares, transport, itineraries and entertainment in various town towns and cultural groups.

Australian Gospel (Singing) Tour - 1995
This tour was the first of it's kind. Working with renowned musician Tony Backhouse, we organised a group of 22 people to tour the Black Baptist Churches of New Orleans, Memphis and Birmingham Alabama. The three week tour included airfares, transport, itineraries and social entertainment. For many participants, this was a ground breaking tour. Not only did the group perform songs that had originated from the deep south, but the bond of bringing those songs back to their homeland was very moving.