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 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.
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.
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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/
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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
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.
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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.
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 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
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.
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We are proud to announce that AVPartners has now attained our ISO 9001:2015 Certification. It’s taken two years to achieve and involved a complete review of every policy, process, business system and software application. We’re very proud of our team for their dedication and commitment to the ISO project.
With ISO Certification requiring significant time, money and resource, it has rarely, if ever, been undertaken by an AV outsourcing company in Australia. However, AVPartners’ management considered it critical to their positioning as the market leader in quality and service delivery.
As AVPartners’ Managing Partner, Andrew Hackett explained, “ISO Certification is a very serious commitment to quality, performance and people.”
For AVPartners’ clients, the ISO accreditation means a level of consistency and certainty in service delivery that is recognised internationally as being best practice.
AVPartners provide audiovisual services to major venues and hotels across Australia.
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Leading audiovisual company AVPartners has installed a permanent 10.5m LED screen in the ballroom of the Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.
The state-of-the-art ultra-wide screen is over three times larger than a traditional projection screen and displays high resolution imagery, and 4K video accompanied by crystal clear sound.
The only permanent screen of its type in event spaces in the region, the LED screen offers Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach customers a very impressive, yet cost effective way to enhance their events at the venue.
To complement the technology, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach has undergone a soft refurbishment.
AVPartners’ Partner at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Mitch Tucker, said “The brand new ultra-wide LED screen opens up endless opportunities for us to create spectacular event experiences for our clients. The technology represents the future of corporate events, and we’re thrilled to be able to offer it at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach.”
Director of Sales and Marketing at Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Christian Wachter, said “AVPartners has truly gone above and beyond to add value to our venue and clients. The new technology further bolsters Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach’s reputation as a premier luxury Queensland venue.”
To book an inspection contact Mitch Tucker on +61 (0) 438 160 429.
AVPartners is a leading provider of audiovisual services to major venues. Combining state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, unrivalled expertise, and a highly-tailored approach, AVPartners delivers unique event experiences. AVPartners innovative business model not only enhances events through the provision of technical production, audio, visual, lighting, rigging, event design and styling, but also improves C&E revenues.
Immerse yourself into Australia’s chic coastal lifestyle at one of the most perfectly situated hotels in Broadbeach. Created with the philosophy that authentic experiences and smart design are vital to today’s global nomad, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach was designed so guests can personally connect with their surroundings and each other in locally inspired luxury, style and sophistication.
Merging a modern, beach-savvy aesthetic with European elegance, Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach features beautifully appointed ocean view accommodation and bright, spacious social areas that celebrate the Gold Coast’s brilliant surf and sun. The hotel also features a pair of stunning swimming pools and a Two Chef Hat restaurant, room81 that brings guests and stylish Broadbeach locals together for signature cocktails, cuisine and nightlife experiences.
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Leading audiovisual company AVPartners has once again demonstrated their commitment to promoting from within by appointing Mat Brooke as Technical Director at Crown Perth.
Previously a Senior Technician at the popular Perth venue, the promotion will see Mat continue to use his technical knowledge and problem-solving skills to create event concepts which exceed client expectations.
Mat commenced his career with AVPartners as a Trainee Technician in April 2012, and in six short years has progressed to a leadership position.
Regarding his promotion, Mat said, “I had no idea six years ago that I would have been able to progress so much within one company. AVPartners is a supportive network of passionate audiovisual people, and I’m ecstatic to be able to continue to grow and advance with them.”
AVPartners’ Partner at Crown Perth, Daniel Watters, said, “Mat is an extremely hard worker which has made his advancement through the ranks at AVPartners an easy decision for management to make. I look forward to seeing him take on the responsibilities of his new role.”
AVPartners and Crown Perth have enjoyed a partnership for several years. AVPartners provides AV support for conferences and events at the venue and professional technical assistance for delegates.
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Leading audiovisual service provider AVPartners has appointed Ben Davis to a sales role at Crown Perth.
With over 12 years experience in the industry, Ben brings his unique skill set and passion for events into his new role.
Ben previously worked as a Technical Director at the venue. Ben has extensive experience in the day to day running of audio, visual and lighting, along with coordinating staff, event set up and pack down, and liaising with clients.
His new role will see Ben nurture and build on client relationships while creating event concepts to suit their AV needs.
Commenting on his new role, Ben said, “I’m excited to work with our loyal clients on creative and innovative events in this new capacity. Of course, I’m also eager to welcome new clients to our venue where I know we will exceed their expectations.”
AVPartners’ Partner at Crown Perth, Daniel Watters, said, “It’s been a pleasure to be a part of Ben’s evolution here with AVPartners. He is great at what he does and brings a lot of creativity to his work. I have no doubt that he will continue to impress in his new role too.”
AVPartners and Crown Perth have enjoyed a partnership for several years. AVPartners provides AV support for conferences and events at the location and professional technical assistance for delegates.
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Leading audiovisual company AVPartners has appointed Matt Taylor as Partner at The Westin Perth.
Matt brings over 19 years of experience delivering world-class integrated event experiences using state-of-the-art audiovisual technology to his new role.
Starting in the audiovisual industry as a technician in 1999, when 35mm slide projectors and VHS tapes were still used, Matt has been able to explore every aspect of the industry. He quickly moved up the ranks and joined AVPartners in 2009, bringing an impressive amount of passion and dedication to his work that has never faltered. His most recent role was Partner at AVPartners’ venue Crown Perth.
Regarding his new appointment, Matt said, “I love working with dynamic and creative people each and every day, nothing makes me happier than exceeding the client’s expectations. I’m really excited to offer Perth some amazing events at a new venue, and I’m honoured to be given this opportunity from AVPartners.”
AVPartners’ Managing Partner Andrew Hackett said, “Matt has been an asset to us since joining AVPartners in 2009. I can safely say that The Westin Perth is in very good hands under his watch.”
This role recognises the commitment that AVPartners has to promoting from within and rewarding their hardworking and creative talent.
AVPartners was successfully awarded the audiovisual contract at The Westin Perth in early 2018. AVPartners provides AV support for conferences and events at the location and professional technical assistance for delegates.
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The perfect gala dinner requires a lot of planning and preparation to ensure that each element comes together seamlessly on the night. From building your guest list and setting your budget to choosing the right sponsors and fundraising activities, you’ll want everything to align to make sure the night goes to plan and that it’s everything you had visualised at the beginning of the planning process.
It can take several months and even upwards of a year to plan a gala dinner. The best way to keep the planning process on track is to put in place an event plan and timeline. Each gala dinner is different, but here is a general timeline of tasks that can help to keep the event planning process on track.
8-12 months before the event
Establish the what and why of your gala dinner and complete the groundwork.
Define the event’s purpose
Set your budget
Identify your fundraising methods e.g. ticketing, silent auction, raffle
Select a date and choose a venue
Look for sponsors or partners for the night
Plan activities, select speakers and book entertainment
Choose a theme
3-6 months before the event
Get the wheels in motion and spread the word.
Arrange your audiovisual plan and equipment for the night
Promote the event, for example via social media, radio or newspapers
Confirm speaker arrangements and finalise your entertainment
Check for any special venue provisions e.g. wheelchair access, parking arrangements and transport information
Start building an attendee list
Organise fundraising activities for the night
2-3 months before the event
Establish on-the-night requirements, ramp up event promotion.
Organise decorations and table settings
Continue to promote the event, for example release special announcements to the press for media coverage
Arrange seat planning
1 week before the event
Finalise guest list and send an event reminder
Brief the team for duties on the night
Finalise seating plan and create place cards
Finalise guest numbers and send to caterers and partners.
1 day before the event
Conduct an audiovisual test
Make sure auction items, prizes or gifts are on site
Make sure everything is prepared for the night
Finalise run sheet
The day of the event
Manage the night and enjoy your hard work!
Decorate event space and tables
Hand out seating charts, the guest list and run sheet to your team
Make sure guests arrive
Keep the event running to time and deal with any issues as/if they arise
Enjoy the night!
After the event
Thank your guests and share the night with the world.
Send thank you cards to your guests
Finalise fundraiser and make sure participants received gifts or prizes
Share event photos
Develop an event evaluation outlining your successes and what you can improve on next time
Need to get your AV or staging prepared for your next gala event? We can help. Contact us today.
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