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Simon Thewlis

Simon has worked right across the event industry for very close to four decades. While starting in entertainment events, he worked extensively in public events, consulted to the Victorian government on major projects like Melbourne Docklands and Federation Square, and for many years now his company - Event Pty Ltd - has specialised in higher end corporate events.

He also consults to a wide range of organisations ranging from major event companies to entertainment promoters.

He is one of the founders of the Save Victorian Events campaign - which has given voice to people and businesses working right across Victoria’s event industry.

Business events might account for 79% of Victoria’s event industry in economic terms, but frustratingly today they again didn’t get a …

July 7, 2021

We are saddened by the loss of every event – whether it is a conference for a not-for-profit group, a product …

July 6, 2021

The Victorian government’s announcement of $20m in Event Assistance is a modest, but long needed, step in the right direction.   …

May 31, 2021

The latest budget papers show that over the next year the Victorian government will give $10.2 million to Melbourne Convention Bureau …

May 21, 2021

At Wednesday’s hearing of the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into Support for the Tourism and Events Sectors, we heard Norwest CEO Matt …

May 21, 2021

Yesterday, a group of event industry suppliers – led by Damian De Jong from Action Events – organised for 40 branded …

March 19, 2021

Even though business events – worth $35.7 billion per year – account for one third of the tourism sector, the Event …

March 12, 2021

In today’s announcement of business support Victoria’s decimated Event Industry missed out yet again.We saw another $24.9 million go to licensed …

February 22, 2021
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