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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Disconnect to reconnect.

[A three minute read] I was recently asked to share my predictions on industry trends. After considering food, colours and theme trends, I realised the biggest ‘trend’ extends beyond aesthetics. Over the past few years, I have noticed the increasing number of delegates/guests who are physically present but mentally distracted during events, seemingly due to technology, high workloads […]

San Francisco daycation.

[A three minute read] 24 (mostly rainy) hours in San Francisco. Disclaimer: I am not a fan of long blogs (not efficient enough for my event manager brain) so I was surprised at the length of this article, though it is more a ‘pick n mix’ of mini blogs. I have included pieces of information I wish I […]