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Dare Jennings, a Vivid visionary.

Vivid Sydney is an event unique to Sydney. A festival of light, music, art and technology, it's where high-tech brains meet the creative soul

Who else would paint the sails of the Sydney Opera House in spectacular lightshows as part of their public art installations?

It's also a festival for those who approach commerce creatively - something Dare Jennings knows a thing or two about...

As the iconic founder of Mambo and now Deus Ex Machina, Dare Jennings' entreprenurial vision lives at the heart of everything that Vivid stands for: freedom of expression, the embrace of counter-culture and wild creativity.

So it's no wonder that Dare was asked to present his views on turning what you love into what you do, presented this past week at the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dare's presentations demonstrate how his brands maintain the authenticity of the culture embedded into the product and the importance of communicating uniquely Australian values to consumers both overseas and at home.

Mambo To Deus: Leading a Global Business is Dare's most popular presentation. Leveraging his insight into Australian culture, Dare Jennings has created two uniquely iconic Australian exports without resorting to cultural cliches: Mambo and Deus Ex Machina. 

In this presentation Dare asks: "What happens when you start a humble local business building retro motorbikes, only to discover that Italy has a deep and abiding passion for your product?".

The answer is simple: Go global!

Jennings is a speaker with a message for anyone: a small startup or corporate behemoth looking to rekindle the fire in its customer base.

A massive thank you to you both for all your assistance from selecting to co-ordinating the speakers for our annual ProLoan conference. Feedback was that this year’s speakers where the best they had EVER heard at ANY event. So this is pretty amazing, because they do go to a lot of sessions like these.

Director of Network Relationships - Proloan (aust) pty ltd

Again this year you and your team have been fantastic and extremely helpful.  In regards to you Sharm, you have been an absolute star and phenomenal help with our speakers and presenters, a great communicator, wealth of knowledge and so prompt with responding and looking at ways to cater to our needs.

Event Manager Fitness Australia

I would recommend, without hesitation, the services of Jane Rowland Smith and Ovations. Jane answered a last minute call to arrange a guest speaker for our principals. Nothing was too much effort, all was arranged within hours, and went very smoothly. The guest speaker was exactly what we required and our brief was followed. Thank you Jane and the team at Ovations.

Executive Director of Schools Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

All aspects of the process has always gone seamlessly with Ovations and we will continue to seek your assistance for the awards in the coming years.

Thank you again, your help has meant that our Awards are very professional and extremely well received by our members and guests.

Executive Assistant BSCAA NSW Division

Jane, I personally want to thank you for all of your support, advice, patience and all round kindness that you have given me over the last 3 or so years.  This event would not have been as successful without the valuable MC’s you have recommended and the support you provided me when it all just seemed too hard

Shona Dilley – Smart School Awards, Department of Education
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