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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 […]

THE carry-on pack list.

[A three minute read] I try to avoid checking in luggage at all costs. I spent weeks preparing for my month in Colombia [in 2016] so I could pack efficiently enough to only take carry on and I loved travelling light. But there are times when it’s tricky to not check in bags – like […]

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 […]

Operation: MINIBREAK

[A five minute read] A stress free weekend, for less than the price of a Sydney dinner. Yes, it can be done! The last few months have been heeeeectic. I’m sure you can relate. It’s easy to think that doing overtime will help you get ahead, and sometimes it will. But sometimes having time away […]

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 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 […]

Flow in Colombia.

[A three minute read] I write this from the back seat of a mini bus, halfway between Cartagena and Santa Marta along the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Long distance buses in foreign countries are not something I usually say “yay!” to. In my mind, I imagine being wedged between chickens and screaming children for hours on end […]

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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