In 2020 I did a series of interviews for a podcast series. The idea was to get to know the back story of people in our industry. This week we revisit my chat with Ian Stuart.
Ian is well know as an MC and anchor of many industry events including a number of hypertheticals. Ian also hosts a weekly show on a Sydney community radio show.
Ian recalls busking in northern England following university – then a job which eventually brought him to Australia.
Reconnecting with Bryan Holliday, who Ian had met in England, the pair setup a business (Sound Information) that provided audio recordings of conferences – on cassette.
Ian and Brian bought into ICMS Australia and built it into one the foremost conference organisers in the country.
Ian shares some behind the scenes stories of a couple of those rather interesting conferences.
Today Ian is a consultant to Business Events Sydney and still enjoys strumming his guitar – but no busking.