By Michelle Watts, SANE EVENTS GROUP
There’s very little that good PCO’s don’t cover in the realm of services these days, but it’s worthwhile knowing there’s an yawning chasm of difference between delivering logistics and adding value to your business bottom line. Whilst every program has differing objectives, there’s a few things that take your event from being ‘just an event’ to an experience that they’ll talk about for years to come.READ MORE
We'll shortly be announcing our first speaker showcase for 2017. If you've never joined us, it's an experience enjoyed by all. Set in the best event venues around, with a sumptuous breakfast and headlined by some of the foremost thought-leaders Australia has to offer, it's sure to make your event-planning year an easy win!
If you'd like to see what all the fuss is about, why not check out our Melbourne Speaker Showcase?READ MORE
Who's trending for 2017?
A trending new face could be a hit with a younger event demographic, while a seasoned pro will ensure your conference success. We've carefully curated the top 10 speakers we think will really make an impact in 2017!READ MORE
Amid the widespread post-financial crisis soul searching in managerial capitalism, leading thinker Professor Gary Hamel argues bluntly that most big organisational structures aren’t fit for the future.
This is taken from an extract in The Australian from Narelle Hooper's recently published new book - "New Women, New Men, New Economy".
Read more on The Australian
When a prominent overseas speaker visits our shores it’s a great chance for you to book a world-class speaker without the costs of flights. Ovations always maintains an up-to-date list of travelling speakers, below is just a sample of who’s visiting Australia in the coming months.READ MORE
Now a senior economist with St George Bank, Hans Kunnen is economics speaker with depth and broad expertise. With over a quarter of a century's experience that spans a career as an author, university lecturer and senior roles with three major Australian banks, Hans is a leading expert on investment and finance.
In this issue of ONews, Hans delivers a piercing view into the next period of Australia's economic future!
The May Federal budget was designed to put the Australia’s finances on a sound footing. It aimed to lift revenue, curb spending and lift productivity. All major industries will be affected but few can claim that it will drive them to the wall...READ MORE
Brett King is the world's foremost promponent of disruptive banking. King does more than just talk - he's put his money where his mouth is (literally!) as the founder of maverick banking startup, Moven.
A multi-bestselling author, Brett King's latest book is the insider's guide to re-booting banking. It's a 'must read' for anyone in the financial services industry, because this is your future.
To give you a sneak peak at Breaking Bank$, we've arranged for you to download a sample chapter!.
Watch Brett King on Fox News "Tech Knowledge" segment after the 'read more'...READ MORE
Click! Colours is fast becoming THE industry tool for improving relationships, teamwork and decision-making. Created by David Koutsoukis and Greg Barnes, themselves leading professional speakers and facilitators, Click! Colours is a fast-track to facilitation success.
David and Greg will be personally facilitating this course, so you'll be in great hands!READ MORE
Bestselling author, speaker and mental health and wellbeing advocate Matthew Johnstone has been invited to Geneva to deliver a keynote for the World Health Organisation.
Matthew, a survivor of the perfectionism and workaholic tendencies typical of the advertising industry he was once a part of, he is now a writer, illustrator and speaker. Four of his (self-illustrated) seven books have become international best sellers , these books help explain the fragility of mental health, how to develop resilience, mental fortitude and wellbeing. His first book, I Had a Black Dog, dealt with a subject so few of us are willing to discuss: depression.READ MORE
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...READ MORE
Whether you're planning your first conference or a seasoned events professional, the Event App Bible is an indispensable tool for ensuring that your event comes in on time, under budget and runs smoothly.
Written by passionate events industry blogger Julius Solaris, the Event App Bible is in its second edition and features price guides, strategy tips and the results of research with over 500 event professionals.
As a bonus, Julian Solaris was kind enough to answer a few questions on the new era of app-run event management:READ MORE
Inspire Ex is the number one industry event for NSW. As organisers increasingly need to demonstrate the bottom-line results of their labours, Inspire EX has been designed from the ground up to give buyers the inspiration and support they need to make this a reality.
With over 25 years experience as the leading speaking bureau in Australia, Ovations is proud to announce its partnership with this year’s inspire EX conference - a globally recognised summit for the business events industry.
As part of Ovations partnership, three of Australia’s most prestigious speakers will be headlining at the event.READ MORE
Leadership is a talent that can't be quantified until it's tested.
Whether it's the highly visible leadership of politicians, the quiet assurance of an airline pilot or the need for courage under fire during military action, leaders are as diverse as the occupations that attract them.
A truly great leader isn't measured by ordinary events. This is a celebration of the extraordinary leaders that emerge when rising to the challenges of business, sport, war, politics and life.READ MORE