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Media Release – AVPartners appoints Matt Taylor as Partner at the new Westin Perth

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.

Media Release: AVPartners promotes Daniel Watters to Partner at Crown Perth

Daniel Watters has been promoted to Partner at Crown Perth.

The role will see Daniel managing a team delivering creative audiovisual (AV) solutions for meetings, conferences, gala dinners and other events at the popular Perth venue.

Daniel previously worked as an Associate at the venue. Daniel has extensive experience in delivering world class event experiences, with strong technical knowledge and client management skills. This, combined with an innovative outlook and passion for his work, has given him a unique skill set at AVPartners.

Prior to joining AVPartners in 2014, Daniel gained over a decade of experience in the AV industry working as an AV technician and event manager.

Commenting on his new role, Daniel said, “I’m extremely proud of this opportunity. I look forward to leading the AVPartners team at Crown Perth and building on our already successful reputation.”

AVPartners’ Managing Partner Andrew Hackett said, “Daniel’s passion for this industry, and dedication to his venue, meant he was the ideal choice for this promotion. He is very deserving of this new role.”

AVPartners is committed to promoting from within and bringing young and creative talent into the management fold. Daniel’s promotion demonstrates this commitment and also recognises his extensive experience and fresh ideas.

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.

Media release: AVPartners appoints Andrew Hackett as Managing Partner

Leading audiovisual service provider AVPartners has appointed Andrew Hackett as Managing Partner.

The role will see Andrew lead the business (which places Partners and their teams at state-of-the-art venues across the country) building upon the company’s unmatched reputation for service and event delivery.

Andrew previously worked as Business Development Manager and Partner at AVPartners. His promotion to Managing Partner recognises his unique skill set and passion for the company.

Prior to working at AVPartners, Andrew gained seven years experience in the real estate industry. Andrew has extensive experience in business management, business development, marketing, sales, negotiation and client relationship management. This, combined with a fresh perspective and innovative thinking, allows Andrew to bring a dynamic approach to managing a close-knit team, and deliver industry-leading service to clients.

Commenting on his new role, Andrew said, “My vision for AVPartners is to see the business continue to invest in leading audiovisual technology, to remain deeply committed to delivering five-star customer service, and to always strive for a team culture that attracts and retains skilled, motivated and entrepreneurial team members.

“Leading a team is more than just overseeing tasks and direction. Beyond my day-to-day role, I’ve immersed myself in the business which has given me unique insight into AVPartners and the audiovisual industry.

“One of my key priorities is ensuring the wellbeing of my team, and rewarding those who demonstrate outstanding commitment and deliver incredible customer service. Our reward programs, escape weekends and recharge events all work towards this goal.

“I love the fast pace of the industry, the developments in technology and the commitment of the people who work within it.”

Sofitel Noosa Pacific

Media Release: AVPartners wins audiovisual contract at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort

Following a competitive tender process, AVPartners has been appointed as the in-house audiovisual provider for the Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort; providing audiovisual support for meetings, incentives, conferences, and events at the five star venue.

Based in Queensland’s beautiful Noosa, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is a premier 176-suite resort.

A world class MICE destination, the venue boasts over 720 square metres of event space, seven meeting rooms, and the Noosa Ballroom with capacity for 350 delegates theatre style and 180 guests banquet style. The outdoor terrace also provides a perfect setting for exhibitions and launches.

Wireless connectivity and state-of-the-art technology contribute to Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort’s reputation as a smart meeting venue with a modern luxurious feel.

The AVPartners designated Partner at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Andrew Delangen said, “Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort provides an impressive event experience combining a spectacular location, a commitment to luxury and modern event facilities. We’re thrilled by the opportunity to make our mark on events at this great venue.”

Mark Wilkinson, General Manager at Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort said, “Having worked with AVPartners previously at Novotel Twin Waters Resort and Sofitel Gold Coast, I know first hand how AVPartners consistently adds value through truly creative and smart audiovisual solutions. I look forward to partnering with them once again to deliver unique and successful events.”

Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort further builds on AVPartners’ AccorHotels presence in Queensland, joining leading venues in the state including Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Sofitel Brisbane Central and Novotel Twin Waters Resort.

Media release: AVPartners wows at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week

AVPartners was thrilled to be a major sponsor for the iconic Audi Hamilton Island Race Week again this year, helping deliver one of the most successful events yet.

Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the largest offshore yachting regatta in the southern hemisphere and is well known for its impressive line-up of bands, parties, fashion parades, fine dining options and more.

Providing audiovisual support, styling and technical assistance for over 40 events, AVPartners played an integral role in bringing the events to life. From lighting up Audi cars, through to setting up event stages and building a massive LED wall, AVPartners brought the best in technology and creativity to the world-class event.

AVPartners also provided AV and technical support for the awards presentation and dinner for 660 attendees in the Hamilton Island Convention Centre.

The AVPartners Hamilton Island Partner, Ritchie Harland, said “Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is an incredible event which brings thousands of people to beautiful Hamilton Island every year featuring 202 boats. For over 40 amazing events and performances.”

“The event involves our team of experienced and dedicated AV technicians working 24/7 to create events unlike any experienced before.”

Glenn Bourke, CEO of Hamilton Island said “The world of event based audiovisual provision is not an easy one, so you are always looking for a company and a team that are reliable problem solvers and with a service mentality that can adapt to the changing needs of large corporate clients.”

“In my 20 years or so in events and management, I have experienced none better than AVPartners. They are always professional, energetic and positive solution finders, who are also very nice people to deal with. As partners in all our major events and conferences, they become a fully integrated part of our team, seamlessly providing great service across many locations both indoors and out.”

“My team and I have nothing but the highest praise for AVPartners due to their standards of excellence and our positive experiences spanning nearly a decade.”

AVPartners and Hamilton Island have enjoyed a partnership for eight years. AVPartners provides audiovisual support for conferences and events at the location and professional technical assistance for delegates.

About AVPartners

AVPartners is a leading provider of tailored and integrated event audiovisual services including technical production, audio, visual, lighting, event design and event styling.

AVPartners creates integrated event experiences through combining state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, unrivalled expertise and a highly-tailored approach.

www.avpartners.com

Media release: AVPartners appoints Richard Keane as Managing Partner at One&Only Hayman Island

Leading audiovisual service provider AVPartners has appointed Richard Keane as Managing Partner at One&Only Hayman Island.

The role will see Mr Keane manage some of Australia’s most exciting events at the island getaway.

Mr Keane has over a decade of experience in the audiovisual industry and honed his craft working in Sydney radio, concert audiovisual, night clubs and events.

Having previously worked on One&Only Hayman Island as well as Hamilton Island , Mr Keane is thrilled at the opportunity to “live and work in paradise.”

Mr Keane said, “No two events are the same at One&Only Hayman Island. It makes every day exciting and rewarding. But what I enjoy most is creating a vision with the client and delivering on that vision to hold a truly great event.”

AVPartners was awarded the One&Only Hayman Island contract in 2014.

Media release: AVPartners appoints Jarum Rolfe as Partner at RACV Royal Pines Resort

AVPartners has appointed Jarum Rolfe as Managing Partner at RACV Royal Pines Resort. The leading audiovisual services provider was awarded the contract at the luxury Gold Coast venue earlier this year.

Mr Rolfe has worked in the audiovisual industry in Queensland for over a decade. His career has included stints as Managing Partner at Sofitel Gold Coast and Hamilton Island. His passion for audiovisual was sparked back in high school during his time in the school’s band and it remains as strong as ever.

Commenting on the role, Mr Rolfe said, “RACV Royal Pines Resort is the next big thing for events on the coast of Queensland. I’m excited by the opportunity to help deliver some truly extraordinary events and provide a one-of-a-kind service at the resort.”

About AVPartners

AVPartners is a leading provider of tailored and integrated event audiovisual services including technical production, audio, visual, lighting, event design and event styling.

AVPartners creates integrated event experiences through combining state-of-the-art audiovisual technology, unrivalled expertise and a highly-tailored approach

www.avpartners.com

 

Media release: Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre adopts event app technology, thanks to AVPartners

AVPartners has launched an innovative events app at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, set to create a genuinely interactive event experience at the world-class venue.

The app, PCEC, integrates social media tools, gamification, surveys and live polls with up-to-date event information to ensure Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre events are accessible and relevant for event attendees online, as well as offline.

Delegates can post updates, tag their location, like and comment on posts and send private messages all from within the app. They can also access up-to-date event documentation, such as programs and flyers, speaker, attendee and exhibitor information.

Using PCEC, event organisers can easily update event information and send targeted push notifications to attendees in real-time. Event sponsors can also benefit through branded content and advertising within the app.

Designed for all smart phones, the app also facilitates reporting on active users and interactions within the app, thanks to a built-in analytics function.

Leveraging the latest in event technology, PCEC is provided through a partnership between AVPartners and American mobile event app developer DoubleDutch.

AVPartners Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre Partner Ryan Taylor said, “Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is known for delivering some of Australia’s most innovative conferences and events. PCEC will take the attendee experience at the venue to the next level.”

Nigel Keen, General Manager at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre said, “AVPartners is always on the hunt for new ways to add value at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event app will further bolster our reputation as a world-class MICE destination.”

With numerous unique spaces including a 2,500 seat theatre, Perth’s largest Ballroom, six exhibition pavilions, multiple meeting rooms, boardrooms and two unique outdoor spaces, PCEC is a great choice for events no matter what the type or size. Each year, over 500,000 people attend one or more of the 600 plus events conducted at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The news of the event app launch follows a bumper year for AVPartners in Perth, with the provider hitting a number of milestones in 2014. AVPartners re-signed the Audiovisual Services agreement at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre and was awarded the Exhibition Rigging contract with PCEC.

AVPartners has enjoyed a partnership with PCEC for over five years. AVPartners provides audiovisual and exhibition rigging support for events at the venue and professional technical assistance for delegates.

About the PCEC events app
PCEC combines social media tools, gamification, surveys, and live polls with up-to-date, user-friendly event information; ensuring events are accessible and relevant for the modern event delegate.

Event delegates can post updates, tag their location, like posts, comment on each other’s posts, send private messages, and respond to surveys and live polls all from within the app. The app also integrates with Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Conference delegates can access up-to-date event documentation such as programs and flyers, videos as well as speaker, attendee and exhibitor information through the app.

The app transfers crucial event information traditionally delivered as hard copy documentation or through in-person announcements online. Event organisers can easily update event information at any time without the hassle and cost of printing. They can also send targeted push notifications to attendees giving event organisers a direct line to delegates.

Delegates can leave reviews on sessions, speakers, venues and exhibitors; making it easy for delegates to have their say and conference organisers to collect feedback.

Event sponsors can also gain further visibility with delegates through branded content and advertising within the app.

PCEC includes an analytics function which allows event organisers to comprehensively report on active users, attendee interactions in the app and reviews.

PCEC accommodates all smart phones and is accessible across iOS, Android and HTML5.

About AVPartners
AVPartners is a leading provider of tailored and integrated event audiovisual services including technical production, audio, visual, lighting, event design and event styling.

AVPartners creates integrated event experiences through combining state of the art audiovisual technology, unrivalled expertise and a highly tailored approach.

www.avpartners.com

Media release: AVPartners promotes Erikson Nygaard to Technical Event Coordinator at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

AVPartners has promoted Erikson Nygaard to Technical Event Coordinator at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The role will see Mr Nygaard provide assistance in leading an audiovisual team in the planning, direction and execution of events at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Following a career as a photographer and videographer, Mr Nygaard channeled his interest in vision and multimedia into a career in the audiovisual industry. He started with AVPartners three years ago and has quickly made his mark.

Mr Nygaard commented, “Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre stages some of Australia’s most impressive and innovative events. It is a privilege to be a part of it and to work with such a talented team.”

Managing Partner for AVPartners at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre, Ryan Taylor said, “Erikson has proven himself time and time again with his drive, creativity and commitment to excellence. He has received numerous positive testimonials from clients and he is often specifically requested for events. We welcome Erikson to his new and well deserved role.”

AVPartners works in partnership with Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre to stage events and provide professional technical assistance for delegates. AVPartners was reappointed as the in-house audiovisual service provider in July 2014. They were also appointed as the in-house exhibition rigging service provider in October 2014.

AVPartners appointed as audiovisual partner at Crown Perth

AVPartners has been appointed the in-house audiovisual service provider for Crown Perth and will provide the audiovisual support for events and conferences at Crown Perth as well as professional technical assistance for delegates.

As one of the most desirable conference and exhibition destinations in Australia, Crown Perth offers five-star service, premium catering and on-site state-of-the-art technical support. The venue can support a wide range of events from large international conferences, exhibitions, charity balls, gala dinners, awards nights and seminars, to workshops and small meetings.

Matt Taylor, AVPartners Crown Perth Partner said, “Crown Perth offers world-class facilities, accommodation and entertainment and we’re excited to be partnering with the team to deliver great event experiences.”

Director of Events and Conferences at Crown Perth, Michael Altieri said, “We appointed AVPartners because of the company’s extensive experience, creativity and technical know-how. We are thrilled to work with such an expert team which will help us to continue to deliver stand-out events to our clientele.”

Commenting upon AVPartners appointment Crown Perth Chief Operating Officer Hotels and Entertainment, Andrew Hill said, “We have watched AVPartners grow from start-up to a market leading provider of event services in Perth. Their dynamic and innovative approach to providing audiovisual and event support will complement Crown Perth’s current offering and we look forward to working with the team going forward.”

AVPartners Founding Partner, Gary Hackett said, “Crown’s decision to appoint AVPartners is a credit to our Perth team who have built our reputation through the consistent delivery of great customer service and outstanding events.”