Happy New Year!

I can't believe it is 2013 already! 2012 was such a crazy, fun year that it just flew past! Now that we start 2013 we wanted to take a moment to think about some of the fun events we got the pleasure to get involved with.

 

The Yarra Valley Food & Wine Festival was a great first time event. Who would have thought that is prestigious food & wine region didn't have a festival celebrating all the yummy treats they produce. As a first time festival, it was a slow start, but we ended up with almost 25 individual events happening (some several times) over the four days, with a massive Garden Party (pics above) on the final day of the weekend. The Garden Party was amazing, lots of wineries and foodies giving tastings, local musical talent inspiring the day and cooking demonstrations by some of the regions best! We look forward to doing it bigger and better in 2013.
 
  

itSMF Industry Awards and Gala Dinner was so much fun (yet again!). This year we got to create a Golden Years of Hollywood theme with black tables and chairs, gold centre pieces, sashes and gold stars hanging from the ceiling. We had gold "Oscar" statues on the stage and some amazing entertainment. Guests were greeted by Marilyn and Charlie (how else!) and we had characteristics throughout pre-function. Once inside the ceremony opened with Red Hot Rhythm, tap dancing stars from Australia's Got Talent and after the ceremony a huge 13 piece show band get the dance floor going! 

 

The LEADit National Conference was a great success again, 500 delegates this year over three days plus pre and post conference workshops and activities. The conference was busy as usual, 6 amazing streams jammed full of information, an expo space that looked better than ever plus a full social program including the conference favourite - Rock n Roll Night. Delegates got to let their hair down and join the band for some Karaoke. Lots of fun and something we are going to have to work really hard to beat in 2013!

  

So many other events filled our year from silly themed dinners to smaller seminars and serious conferences - 2012 was full of people coming together having fun and achieving great things!

Bring on 2013 - We wish you all a brilliant year with amazing experiences through!