AVPartners, a leading provider of integrated event technologies, is proud to announce its pioneering role as the first-ever in-house audio-visual supplier for The Star Brisbane Event Spaces, opening from August 2024.

This landmark partnership is set to redefine the event experience in Brisbane, complementing the city’s vibrant event scene with service excellence and innovation.

AVPartners’ collaboration with The Star Brisbane introduces cutting-edge audiovisual solutions to its expansive 3,500sqm Event Centre, featuring Brisbane’s largest 2,000sqm pillarless hotel ballroom that can host 1,440 guests in a banquet setting.

With its transformational design focused on flexibility and granduer, the venue showcases six-metre-high ceilings and large floor to ceiling windows that fill the space with natural light. The ballroom can be reconfigured into five separate ballroom spaces, along with a spacious pre-function area to cater to  a variety of events from networking sessions to product launches.

Andrew Hackett, Managing Partner at AVPartners, shared his excitement, stating, “This marks an exhilarating milestone for AVPartners. By merging our passion for innovative AV technologies with the stunning backdrop provided by The Star Brisbane’s function spaces.

AVPartners’ proven track record in integrating cutting-edge audiovisual technologies into premier venues assures The Star Brisbane’s clientele that their events will be nothing short of spectacular.

AVPartners is proud to announce a game-changing upgrade at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort with the unveiling of a state-of-the-art, ultra-wide LED screen. Surpassing its predecessor in both size and technology, this latest addition marks a significant leap forward in event visual experiences.

The cutting-edge LED screen stretches an impressive 14.4m in width while maintaining a height of 2.36m, featuring an ultra-fine pitch for unmatched clarity. This enhancement not only triples the screen’s previous width but also ensures vivid and immersive visuals that captivate the audience.

Designed with versatility in mind, the LED screen can effortlessly transition to accommodate the ballroom’s dynamic configurations. Whether the space is used as one grand ballroom or divided into three distinct rooms, each section features a dedicated, 4.8m x 2.36m sized screen. 

“AVPartners has installed this new LED wall to ensure we deliver a clear and professional visual experience for every conference or event,” said Mark Wilkinson, General Manager of Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. Adding to this, Cale Dunn, Partner at AVPartners, expressed, “We are eager to demonstrate to the Noosa region the unparalleled experience of hosting an event with us, utilising this first-of-its-kind technology in the area.”

Whether you’re organising corporate gatherings, social events, or any other special occasion, our cutting-edge technology is ready to elevate your next event.  For more information or to discuss your next event, contact Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort at (07) 5449 4748. For technical inquiries, reach out to Cale Dunn at AVPartners at or +61 499 564 773.

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In a significant development for the Australian hospitality and events industry, AVPartners, a leading provider of integrated event and audiovisual services, is thrilled to announce its new partnership with the prestigious InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort. This partnership underscores AVPartners’ commitment to expanding its footprint in the luxury resort sector, where it has already achieved remarkable success.

AVPartners will be introducing state-of-the-art technology installations, including an impressive LED screen, AI tracking production cameras, creative lighting solutions, and meeting rooms equipped with the latest technology, all designed to elevate the event experience to new heights.

Leading the charge on this new venture will be Mitch Grant, a respected partner at AVPartners, renowned for his instrumental role in driving the company’s success on Hamilton Island. Mitch’s leadership and visionary approach have been pivotal in setting new benchmarks for event execution and client satisfaction. Under his guidance, the team is poised to replicate this success at InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, promising an exciting future for guests and event planners alike.

“We are incredibly excited about this partnership,” said Managing Partner Andrew Hackett at AVPartners “InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort is a remarkable property, and we are familiar with its unique offerings and potential. With Mitch Grant leading our talented team, we are confident in delivering exceptional experiences that surpass expectations.” 

This partnership marks a pivotal moment where innovation meets elegance, setting a new standard for luxury events in Australia. 

Nestled within the breathtaking confines of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, AVPartners has launched an ultra-wide LED Screen at the Hamilton Island Convention Centre.

Boasting an impressive size of 14m x 3m, our strategically placed LED Screen demands attention from its elevated position, ensuring a clear and unobstructed view from every corner of the venue which can comfortably seat up to 650 delegates.

Designed with adaptability in mind, the LED Screen features AVPartners’ signature tracking system, enabling quick changes to suit the diverse needs of events. Whether it’s dividing into multiple screens or showcasing interactive banners, its seamless versatility makes it an ideal backdrop for professional conferences and extravagant gala dinners alike.

AVPartners LED Screen Hamilton Island Convention Centre

Mitch Grant, Partner, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The LED Screen has truly transformed the Convention Centre, and we have received overwhelmingly positive feedback.”

The screen marks the second installed LED screen by AVPartners on the picturesque island, with the first LED screen measuring 4.8m x 2.7m installed in the Beach Pavilion.

AVPartners Hamilton Island Convention Centre LED Screen Whitsundays

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AVPartners is proud to announce the promotion of Cale Dunn to Partner at the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort. Having been an integral part of our team since 2017 and in the audiovisual industry for over 15 years, Cale’s commitment to the industry and our values is unquestionable.

From his start as a trainee on the Sunshine Coast to his former roles as Associate at both Sofitel Noosa Pacific and Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Cale’s professional growth stands as a testament to his dedication and hard work. Now, as Partner, he is prepared to leverage and further hone his expertise at Sofitel Noosa Pacific.

Reflecting on his promotion, Cale said, “From my beginnings 15 years ago, it’s an honor to now lead my own venue. I’m ready to mentor the next generation of talent at a resort that values technological innovation in the audiovisual industry.”

Mark Gurd, AVPartners Area Partner, commented, “Cale’s promotion is a reflection of his passion for the audiovisual industry, his strong client engagement skills, and his technical expertise. I’m confident in his ability to lead the team successfully in his new role.”

As AVPartners maintains its commitment to delivering exceptional audiovisual services, we look forward to the innovative direction Cale will bring to our operations at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort.



AVPartners, a premier audiovisual company in Australia, is delighted to announce the installation of a groundbreaking ultra-wide, stage-to-ceiling, LED screen in the renowned ballroom at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. As an industry leader known for its innovative and superior quality offerings, AVPartners is once again pushing the boundaries to redefine the visual experience in the event industry.

In 2017, AVPartners pioneered the first installation of an ultra-wide LED screen in an Australian ballroom setting at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Despite initial uncertainties, this pioneering move proved prescient. Over the years, clients have showered praise on this immersive technology that offers a superior experience to traditional projection and screen setups.

Fast forward to 2023, and AVPartners is once again at the forefront of innovation, introducing a stage to ceiling LED screen, aptly named “Immersive Infinity,” along with an AI camera tracking system. This stunning visual backdrop measures an impressive 16m x 4m, offering an unmatched immersive experience. Speakers now have the opportunity to truly immerse themselves within their presentations, creating a dynamic and inspiring visual narrative for their audiences.

The state-of-the-art AI camera tracking system offers precise tracking of presenters on stage, automatically following their movements and adjusting focus as needed. This innovative technology enables attendees to focus more on the content of the presentation, eliminating potential distractions from manual camera operations.

The ultra-wide LED screen is also designed with flexibility in mind. Mounted on a sophisticated tracking system, the screen can adapt to meet any event requirement. From splitting and joining to create multiple screens or banners, to creating walk-through doorways under the LED screen, the technology can transition smoothly from a conference setting to a gala at a moment’s notice.

“Our LED screen goes beyond size; it’s about enhancing the overall event experience with vibrant, ultra HD visuals and automated interactivity,” said AVPartners partner Nigel Taylor. “We’re confident that this will greatly improve the visual atmosphere and engagement of events at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.”

The ultra-wide LED screen and AI camera tracking system are now available for use at all events hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

Steve Rowe and Ben Hamblin have been promoted to Partner and Associate respectively at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre as of January 2020. 

Steve Rowe

Steve has worked for AVPartners since April of 2012 as a Technical Event Manager in Sales managing high-profile national and international events and was promoted to Associate in 2018.

Now leading a crew of 50 staff, Steve said, “We have a close-knit team that really work together to deliver some of WA’s most prestigious events. Everyone has been supportive of my move into the Partner role, and I look forward to continuing to do what we do best: deliver exceptional events.”

Ben, previously a Technical Event Manager in Sales has been promoted to Associate and under Steve’s direction will be working closely with the Operations and Technical Event Management team. 

Ben brings a wealth of technical knowledge to the role having started with AVPartners as a Trainee Technician in 2011 and moving through the ranks to Technical Director in 2014, where he spent four years executing some of the largest shows in Perth. 

Ben Hamblin

Between them, Steve and Ben boast 25 years of experience in the AV industry and both are excited to continue AVPartners Perth’s legacy of event excellence with concepts that engage, entertain and delight. 

AVPartners’ Senior Partner Merv Jones said, “Both Steve and Ben have extensive experience in the industry, and approach their roles with incredible innovation and dedication. These promotions are well deserved and we are excited about the future of this leadership duo.”  

AVPartners and the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre have enjoyed a partnership for several years. AVPartners provides integrated AV solutions for conferences and events at the venue.

The newly-opened Sunshine Coast Convention Centre boasts the largest installed LED screen in Australia.

Five months after the grand opening of the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre (SCCC), in-house audiovisual provider AVPartners is delivering unprecedented event production services to the Sunshine Coast. AVPartners was involved throughout the planning and build of the $10 million purpose-built centre and has installed industry-leading audiovisual technology, the highlight of which is a staggering 24m-wide stage-to-ceiling LED screen.

The LED screen is the largest installed screen in Australia and is suspended on a custom track allowing it to be separated into multiple configurations. This technology caters for the traditional 16:9 content right through to the ultra-wide 24m screen, with tailored media bringing endless concepts for branding and event experiences to life. When in its full size, the screen boasts an 8K resolution width. 

AVPartners’ Partner Ritchie Harland said, “The sheer scale of the screen and the incredible colour replication means client content is delivered exactly as envisioned with phenomenal success. We’re excited to be working with this state-of-the-art technology and creating unforgettable events for our clients.” 

Event experiences can be created from the moment guests approach the Arrivals lounge, which is an immense 400sq metre area featuring high sloping ceilings, luxurious relaxed seating, an impressive 5m x 3m LED screen, digital signage and secretariat — all of which can be customised to suit a client’s needs and tailored by AVPartners’ expert stylists. 

The tropical regional setting of the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre provides a point of difference to the facilities found in major cities and convention centres.

“Guests are stunned every time they step out of their events into the natural oasis surrounding the centre,” Mr Harland said. “The setting becomes part of the event experience and is completely unique to the Sunshine Coast.”

AVPartners provides the technology, style and expertise to deliver flexible, transformative and unique events from conferences to gala dinners, trade shows and exhibitions and social events.

As AVPartners were involved with the architects and builders during the design and development of the convention centre, installed audiovisual technology is seamlessly integrated into the venue. 

North-East Queensland regional partner for AVPartners Andrew Delangen said, “Being involved from the very beginning allowed us to put forward design ideas to provide a safer, faster, cleaner and future-proof product.

“This provides the client with flawless event execution, and means no matter where guests are positioned in a room, they will experience the clearest sound and unforgettable visuals, whether it is an event for 20 people or a thousand.”

Ritchie and his team of Technical Event Managers, Stylists and Technicians are thrilled to be putting their abilities and technology on display this coming November when the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre will be hosting the Queensland Tourism Awards. 

The event is a huge win for the Sunshine Coast and is one AVPartners is delighted to be a part of.

About Sunshine Coast Convention Centre and Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort

The Sunshine Coast Convention Centre is the ultimate conference, meeting and event venue destination, located within natural beauty of bush and beach at the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort.   The premier convention and event destination combines a world-class business and leisure venue with event expertise to create unique experiences. Industry-leading facilities cater for groups, organisations and associations across a wide range of industries and interests. With fresh air and fresh ideas, we offer a flexible new way to conference, curating unforgettable unique experiences which are outside the box and creatively integrate indoor and open spaces with world-class technology, hospitality and services.

Delivering Wonder-Full experiences and smart business outcomes. Step outside the box, this is not your average convention centre, discover more at https://sunshineccc.com/

AVPartners commenced as the in-house audiovisual provider for Shangri La Hotel, Sydney in April 2019. The partnership included an incredible upgrade to the Sydney hotel’s capabilities for conferencing and events. AVPartners led an innovative transformation with state-of-the-art technology, including an extraordinary stage-to-ceiling LED screen in the ballroom. 

The impressive LED screen measures a whopping 11m x 3m and has the ability to be broken into a variety of smaller dimensions, moving on a track across the ballroom’s back wall. The unique AVPartners design allows for countless combinations for creative and effective branding and theming concepts.

The technological advancements work hand-in-hand with AVPartners’ ‘Partner-Driven Difference’; a business model unique to AVPartners where a Partner is positioned in the venue. This service offering ensures the business is being led by someone with industry experience, management capabilities and a true stake in the venue’s success. The ‘Partner-Driven Difference’ has a proven success record for improving capture rates, and newly appointed partner Jovan Singh is keen to continue the trend.

AVPartners’ Partner at Shangri La Hotel, Sydney, Jovan Singh, says, “This technology allows for truly innovative and creative events. We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the abilities of our team within the spectacular event spaces at the Shangri La Hotel, Sydney.”

The premier hotel’s event space spans across four levels and includes a ballroom, which can hold up to 500 guests and also be split into two rooms, and 17 meeting rooms. 

“AVPartners audio visual technology has revolutionised our meeting and conference spaces, particularly the state-of-the-art LED screens, which provides our clients with the capabilities to make digital storytelling a key part of their events”, said Robert Miletic, Director of Sales & Marketing, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

In addition to the LED screen, the ballroom enhancements include colour-changeable feature lighting in the hotel’s existing chandeliers and innovative ‘pin-spot’ lighting; these lighting features enhance events with their ability to bring a colour theme to life. Additional visual, draping and audio solutions throughout the ballroom and all meeting rooms complete the upgrade and create a fully integrated and seamless experience for future events at the Shangri La Hotel, Sydney.

The AVPartners event services team at Shangri La Hotel, Sydney are on hand to provide clients invaluable assistance in the lead-up to, during and after each event, including advice on design, theming, and event engagement. 

The newly installed LED screen at Sofitel Brisbane Central was a highlight at the unveiling of the hotel’s rebranding event ‘Live the French Way’ on the 17th of July 2019. In-house audiovisual provider AVPartners completed an upgrade to the premier Brisbane hotel’s event technology in the lead-up to the rebranding. 

The technical upgrade was implemented throughout all meeting rooms and the ballroom. It included an LED lighting installation in the lobby which projects breathtaking slow-moving colour patterns onto the gorgeous glass atrium.

This stunning visual cue and the ballroom’s impressive LED screen take the five-star luxury venue to an unprecedented level in the delivery of their events. 

The massive 18m x 3.5m LED screen has the ability to be broken into a variety of smaller dimensions, right down to 18 individual 1m x 3.5m panels or to its full size sweeping across the entire ballroom.

Sofitel Brisbane 18m LED screen

In smaller dimensions the screen features high-end ‘plug and play’ technology. This technology and the sheer size of the screen provides Sofitel Brisbane Central with a competitive advantage to offer their high-end and corporate clients, and enables endless combinations for innovative branding concepts.

AVPartners’ Partner at Sofitel Brisbane Central, James List, says, “The scale of the screen is unique to the Sofitel and the clarity is mesmerising to experience.”

AVPartners Brendon Biffin and James List set out to create a seamless technical event experience for Sofitel Brisbane Central’s conference and event guests.

The 18m screen allows guests to be fully lit on stage during presentations

The technology has been tastefully integrated to complement the sophistication of the event spaces throughout the hotel. This thoughtful approach allows the team to link spaces and levels creating a feeling of cohesion in an event.

The launch party was the perfect opportunity for the AVPartners technical team and newly established Creative Media Department to showcase the state-of-the-art equipment, and for Sofitel Brisbane Central to present the new direction for the hotel; a blend of modern technology and luxurious French elegance.

About AVPartners 

AVPartners is an unrivalled provider of audiovisual services to premier conferencing and event venues in Australia. AVPartners innovative service offering delivers fully-integrated event solutions through superior technical production and audiovisual technology, tailored event design and styling, and teams of highly-skilled industry professionals. Visit www.avpartners.com today for more information.