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Sustainable events.

[A four minute read] Recently, I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Responsible Business Events [RBE] conference being held in Copenhagen in October, as well as the opening keynote for sister event Sustainable Brands [SB]. Copenhagen happens to be one of my favourite places, so I was cheering on multiple fronts. I was born […]

C2 2017: The dossier.

[A five minute read + photos] A few months ago, I was invited to attend C2 Montréal as part of a global delegation of business and event peeps. This made me more excited than a kid at Disneyland. For eons, I had looked to C2 as the industry benchmark – for innovation, inspiration and ideas. Looking back at […]

Negotiate like a pro.

[A four minute read] I am usually a calm and positive person. But I fall from grace when businesses fail to deliver, frustrate me with illogical and infuriating processes and waste my time. It kinda makes me want to flip a table. But then I remember that strategy is far more effective than tantrums and it’s helped […]

Busyness vs balance.

[A five minute read] One of my biggest lessons of my career is: Busy is not a badge of honour. I’m going to say it again so it really sinks in: BUSY IS NOT A BADGE OF HONOUR. At a recent industry event, I had a really interesting conversation with some peers about the culture of busyness. […]

The power of thanks.

[A three minute read] I first discovered the power of gratitude a few years ago. After a particuarly unfulfilling New Years Eve, I decided that in the new year I would want less and thank more. This is not to say I had no goals – it just meant I practiced being happier with what […]

The 5 minute stress SOS.

[A three minute read] Stress is like a vortex, taking us to a place where our usual logic can’t be found. Our energy is empty and it feels like our world is crashing down. Stress is a condition of the mind, one that can only be overcome with the mind – our greatest asset in […]

The cloakroom guide.

[A three minute read] Recently I received a lastminute.com request to organise a cloak room the day before a cocktail event for 300 guests at Standard Bowl, a bar in Sydney. Cloak rooms are one of those elements of events that seem minor, but without a logical and efficient system guests will remember the cloak room chaos rather than how ace the […]

7 event travel essentials.

[A three minute read] Travel is a part of our job description as event managers and I still remember my first business trip (escorting Ronald McDonald on a road show but that’s another story…) I felt so glamorous, confident, grown up and ready for adventure. The gloss somewhat wears off when you are working 16 hour […]

The winner is: Rio 2016.

[A five minute read] I just finished watching the Rio Opening Ceremony and now have a massive #workcrush on Marco Balich, the Italian Executive Producer calling the show. If I was on the IOC, I would declare Rio the winner before a single athlete laced up their shoes. Balich so articulately conveyed life in 2016 across […]

Killer travel apps.

[A one minute read] Apps make travel a lot easier, more efficient and fun. I discovered a few great ones during my South American adventure and thought I would share. 1. Splitwise. For trips where multiple people and sharing and splitting costs. Track expenses in Splitwise and it will calculate who owes who. Works across multiple […]

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