We were pleased to be able to provide photography services at the inaugural ALC Supply Chain Technology Summit at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre earlier this month. As with most conferences discussing technology, Blockchain was sure to get a mention!
As a self confessed tech nerd I find that Blockchain still confuses me a little so it was great to be able to listen the Blockchain session which featured Kee Wong of e-Centric Innovations, Aki Ohashi of PARC, Christopher Berg from the RMIT Blockchain Innovation Hub and Chris Zhong, Lead Cloud Architect at Microsoft.
Although I’m not a Blockchain expert, I’m definitely more up to speed with it than I was previously!
As long term collaborators with the Australian Logistics Council, we were pleased, once again to be selected as the photographers for their annual conference.
The 2018 Forum was held at Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney (the annual conference alternates between Melbourne & Sydney) which offers expansive rooms suitable for large exhibitions and conferences.
Catering on site is always excellent and the venue offers views out over the racecourse and of the city skyline in the opposite direction.
As in previous years, the conference featured numerous big names from the retail and logistics industry and top level of government, including the Deputy Prime Minister Hon Michael McCormack and deputy leader of the oppostion Hon Anthony Albanese.
We look forward to seeing you at next year’s conference at the MCG in Melbourne!
We were pleased to welcome the Australian Logistics Council back to Melbourne recently for their Supply Chain Safety Summit, held at the Melbourne Park Function Centre. ( In case you’re wondering where this venue is, it’s basically the Tennis Centre on Batman Avenue, Melbourne).
Two days of high level discussion on the importance of safety and how to improve it within the logistics industry, with speakers from the UK, US and around Australia.
We heard from Victoria Police, truck drivers, policy advisers, health and safety experts from the UK and some of the regular faces from other Australian conferences that involve and interest the freight and trucking industry.
We look forward to seeing the team again to shoot the photography at their annual conference at the Royal Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
Billed as the largest public sector ICT expo, the Technology in Government conference and expo at the National Convention Centre in Canberra didn’t disappoint!
There was a large turnout of delegates for the conference speakers and the exhibition space was bustling in between each and every session.
We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Selecting a corporate entertainer for the social part of your event or conference can be a tricky decision, as you need to balance the ‘fun’ element of whatever you plan to offer with the audience who can quite often be a sedate and serious bunch of thinkers whose are there mainly for the business or learning side of the event.
Do you go with a band, comedian, acrobats or roving entertainers? I’ve seen them all at one time or another, and I have to say that some were absolute stinkers! In my opinion, the vanilla option is best in these circumstances. Send your clients home mildly amused – don’t make them remember the entertainment due to it being bad or offensive.
If you’re using an MC, definitely hire a professional.
I know of one event fairly recently in Melbourne where the organisers had a friend running the MC side of things. Oh man, you can just imagine how that turned out. From missing cues to publicly embarrassing the CEO of a key client and forgetting to announce or mis-announcing sponsors. As you might have guessed, the entertainment couldn’t recover that disaster!
For the right crowd, who are easy going and want a little fun, but to mainly socialise and network, a roving caricature artist is a safe bet. People get to decline if not interested, the subjects get to take something home with them and usually most people get the chance to have a laugh at whoever is being drawn – it’s usually pretty good natured.
Corporate entertainment can add some fun to your conference or event photography so don’t forget to let your photographer know of any key events you have planned during your booking.
ESSA (Exercise & Sports Science Australia) held their annual conference in Melbourne this year at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre with a host of prominent speakers from the world of science and fitness. All sessions were very well attended, but the one session that completely packed out the main auditorium was with speaker Louise Sauvage OAM.
She gave a very frank and funny talk, with plenty of background starting when she was just a kid. It sounds like she had fierce determination from an early age and LOVED winning! By her own admission she is VERY competitive!
With over 30 speakers spread over 3 days, this really was a comprehensive conference and even us photographers learnt a thing or two. One of which is that I need to go to the gym more! The Research to Practice 2020 conference is scheduled to be hosted in Perth April 2-4, 2020. We hope to see you there!
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It was our pleasure once again, to photograph the annual ALC Forum at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney.
With a whos-who list of the logistics world in attendance, either as a delegate or speaking, this is one event that the logistics world doesn’t miss! CEOs, Federal MPs, international speakers – it had it all.
Great presentations coupled with a superb conference venue with excellent views and fine dining makes this a really enjoyable few days for both the conference delegates and the conference photographer!
We look forward to being back at Randwick for another conference again soon!
It was a pleasure to photograph the inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Summit hosted by the Australian Logistics Council at the Pullman on the Park hotel in Melbourne recently.
Coinciding with White Ribbon Day, for the Elimination of Violence Against Women the summit covered a broad range of topics with the recurring theme throughout the day being the under representation of women in the logistics industry. Much ground was covered and the ALC are undertaking an action plan to tackle and raise awareness of various issues.
As well as plenty of high profile guest speakers including Kathryn Fagg, Reserve Bank of Australia board member, Brian Kruger of Toll, Gavin Fox-Smith of Johnson & Johnson and Heather Jones & Lyndal Denny of Pilbara Heavy Haulage Girls, delegates were also able to break into smaller groups for more informal discussion and workshop type sessions.
We look forward to seeing you all next year!