AVPartners is delighted to announce the news of Michael Berger’s promotion to the position of Partner at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. 

Michael embarked on his journey with AVPartners in 2016 as a member of the sales team at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. In just four years, his dedication and work ethic earned him a promotion to the position of Associate.

Teresa Amey, Area Partner, empashised, “Michael has been a shining example of excellence, consistently going above and beyond to deliver exceptional results. His positive attitude, leadership, and teamwork have made a significant impact on the hotel relationship and customer satisfaction.”

Boasting a 14-year career in the audiovisual industry, Michael earned his degree in AV Technology from the New England School of Communications in the United States. His diverse experience spans sound engineering on cruise ships, touring with a band in New Zealand, managing production at a prominent Sydney nightclub, and subsequently joining AVPartners.

Reflecting on his promotion, Michael shares, “I am looking forward to fostering an environment of inclusivity within the industry.  With a phenomenal team by my side, I am ready to tackle the inevitable challenges that arise with the confidence that I can rely on every one of my team members.”

In an exciting leap forward, AVPartners has recently installed an expansive 16m x 4m Ultra Wide LED Screen in the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. Michael is enthusiastic about leveraging such technological advancements, ensuring AVPartners remains at the pinnacle of service excellence and execution.

Helen Radic, Director of Sales and Marketing at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, said on Michael’s promotion, “Michael’s expertise in audiovisual solutions has been a game-changer in elevating the guest experience at Four Seasons. His commitment to quality and innovation make him an invaluable part of our team, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds with him leading the way”

Michael’s rise from a sales team member to a Partner at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney signifies not only his personal achievement but also sets the stage for an innovative future in the hotel’s audiovisual experiences.

Left – Tom Dunn (Associate), Mark Gurd (Partner) and Nathan Hinschen (Associate)

AVPartners is proud to announce the promotions of Nathan Hinschen and Tom Dunn, to Associates at Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort.

With the resort boasting a wide range of facilities, including multiple conference rooms, outdoor function areas, and the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre, Nathan and Tom will each bring their expertise to key areas of Operations and Sales.

Nathan, drawing on his extensive experience as a former Partner at Novotel Brisbane and his impressive 12-year tenure with AVPartners, will take on the role of Associate of Operations.

Expressing his excitement, Nathan shares, “I am thrilled about exploring cutting-edge technologies, pushing boundaries, and orchestrating impactful events. This new role presents an opportunity for me to broaden my skills and make an even greater contribution.”

Tom, who brings over 15 years of global event management experience and has honed his expertise in the audio-visual industry since joining AVPartners in 2022, assumes the role of Associate of Sales. Tom states, “My greatest anticipation in this role is to not only be involved in the creation of memorable events for our clients, but also the opportunity to work more closely with the wider team and help further an exciting working environment at AVPartners”

In their new positions, Nathan and Tom will oversee the execution of a diverse range of events while also managing the day-to-day operations of the business.

Mark Gurd, Partner of Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, warmly congratulates Tom and Nathan on their well-earned promotions as Associates, acknowledging their exceptional skills and unwavering dedication. He states, “Their passion, innovative mindset, and strong leadership will continue to deliver memorable experiences for our clients.”

AVPartners is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Gurd as an Area Partner, responsible for overseeing the operations and success of Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, and Whitsundays. 

In alignment with AVPartners’ unwavering commitment to excellence, our Area Partners provide strategic leadership, operational management, and exceptional client relationship management within their respective venues.

Mark embarked on his journey with AVPartners in 2012. Starting as an audiovisual technician, shortly progressing through the business to become a Technical Event Manager, Associate, and ultimately attaining the esteemed position of Partner. Reflecting on his time, Mark said, “Success in our industry requires continuous learning, unwavering professionalism, and a passion for the craft. It has been a fulfilling and rewarding journey, and I am grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to grow and succeed in this exciting profession.

As an Area Partner, Mark will provide invaluable guidance to our teams across the three resorts, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. Mark states “This transition signifies a shift from personally executing events to mentoring the incredible teams that bring them to life across Queensland.”

Phillip Delangen, Senior Partner at AVPartners, said, “Mark’s extensive industry experience and dedication to client relationships make him a valuable member of AVPartners. We eagerly look forward to witnessing the positive influence he will have on our team and the remarkable achievements that lie ahead.”

With Mark’s expertise and the collective passion of the AVPartners team, we are excited to chart a new course, shaping the future of the audiovisual landscape and exceeding the expectations of our valued clients.

AVPartners has once again demonstrated their dedication to nurturing talent by appointing Michael Berger as Associate at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. 

Previously the leading Technical Event Manager at the premier Sydney venue, Michael brings to the Associate role 13 years of AV industry experience. 

The promotion will see Michael apply his knowledge of complex events and team leadership to a wider scope of operational responsibilities and day-to-day processes.

Regarding his promotion, Michael said, “I am looking forward to taking a more central role in AVPartners at the Four Seasons Hotel. I’m excited about the opportunity for continued growth and the new challenges I have yet to face in an industry that truly never gets old.” 

Michael joined AVPartners in 2016 with the Sales Team and acknowledges the support of Venue Partner, Nigel Taylor, and Regional Partner, Teresa Amey, in his career progression.

Michael said, “AVPartners has allowed me to grow in not only my career but also on a personal level.” 

AVPartners’ Partner at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, Nigel Taylor, said, “It was important that whoever took on the role possessed strong leadership skills and an entrepreneurial approach; Michael has demonstrated this over the last three years and his promotion was an easy choice for management to make. I look forward to seeing him take on the responsibilities of his new role.”