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How to expect the unexpected at your event

Planning an event can be both exciting and stressful. You need to make a great, lasting impression but you also need to be poised and ready to spring into action should something unexpected happen. The best way to expect the unexpected at your event is to be prepared. As a general rule of event planning, […]

Will video conferencing replace face-to-face meetings?

New technologies are making it easier than ever before to stay connected with your colleagues or clients in different offices, states or countries. Video conferencing connects people in real time, through audio and video communication on laptops, TV screens, computers, smartphones and tablets. Video conferencing has become the norm for meetings; saving travel, time, and […]

How to hold an ‘immersive’ event

Immersive events are those which ‘immerse’ event attendees as deep into the event as possible, creating an atmosphere so far away from everyday life that they forget all else around them and are fully present in your event, moment to moment. Here are our top ideas for achieving an immersive event: Leverage technology There are […]

Apps for event planning

Planning an event is a huge and complex undertaking, with countless tasks to keep track of, tight deadlines and multiple stakeholder demands. Thankfully, with the use of digital technology, the enormity of event planning becomes a whole lot easier. And with most solutions now offered through apps, you gain the added convenience of accessing them […]

Tips for hosting a gala dinner

Gala dinners can be one of the best ways to gain support for your organisation and cause. They usually include dinner, entertainment, dancing, raffles, and silent and live auctions. While they require a huge amount of planning, they are so effective in raising awareness, fundraising and presenting your organisation and cause in a professional light. […]

How to hold a hybrid event

As technology advances, hybrid events are becoming increasingly more popular and accessible. Hybrid events are events that combine a live (in person) and a virtual (online) audience experience, blending and engaging the two elements. The technology and capability for web streaming is growing rapidly, and event organisers are actively trying to include this option in […]

5 ways to engage your audience at an event

When it comes to holding an event, it’s no longer enough to assume ‘if you build it, they will come.’ How do you make sure your event stands out, engages your audience, and leaves a lasting impression? Here are five ways to engage your audience before, during and after the event. Release advance teaser content […]

Take your event to the next level with event styling

Event styling is one of the most impactful and cost-effective ways to add that wow factor to your event. At AVPartners we’ve helped create nearly every event theme or style you can think of – from the Oscars, to Great Gatsby, Moulin Rouge, Masquerade and many more. Event styling incorporates furniture, decor, centrepieces and table layout, props, […]

How to avoid Death by PowerPoint

Remember the last time you viewed a PowerPoint presentation? Was it engaging and inspiring or did it leave you feeling bored – eyes glazed over and counting the seconds until it was over? This is known as the dreaded Death by PowerPoint. PowerPoint can be a fantastic presentation tool, but it is only a tool. The presenter […]

Staff Profile: Tilman Schafer-Martin

Tilman (Tilly) was recently appointed head rigger for AVPartners at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC). Tilly’s sense of adventure has meant he’s had an extremely diverse and exciting career all over the world. Tilly says “experience through misadventure seems to be my tagline!” Tilly has worked as a gold prospector, concierge, cook, room-service attendant, tent manager, warehouse […]