• Anthony Duffy AVM

    Engagement, Empowerment & Great Service

    Anthony Duffy is the owner and Managing Director of VIPeople; a division of Venue Industry Professionals Pty Ltd. Anthony has been a part of the venue industry for over 27 years at some of Sydney’s iconic sports and entertainment facilities.

    Prior to the establishment of VIPeople in 2001, Anthony was employed as part […]

  • Craig Lovett

    Strategic Planning

    Founding partner/principal and Global CEO of Incognitus

    Craig is arguably one of the most experienced people today in the area of cleaning and waste management and the integration of services that lead to sustainable strategies for diversion from landfill for venues and events around the world […]

  • Kim Bedier CFE

    Problem Solving for Leaders

    As Director of Public Assembly Facilities for the City of Tacoma, Washington, USA since 2012, Kim Bedier is responsible for venues including the Tacoma Dome, one of the largest wood domed structures in the world with seating for up to 23,000, and the Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center, which offers over 119,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Cheney Stadium (home of the Tacoma Rainiers) […]

  • Meagan Walker

    The Art of Negotiation

    Meagan Walker has been involved in venue management since 2001 and is the General Manager – Touring for Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust (M&OP). MOP covers some 40 hectares and in addition to the vast public space includes four ticketed facilities; Rod Laver Arena, Margaret Court Arena, AAMI Park and Hisense Arena. The precinct is currently undergoing a major redevelopment which will span over 15 years […]

  • Paul Sergeant

    The Art of Negotiation

    Paul’s first taste of the sports and entertainment business was on the day of Charles and Diana’s wedding, 29 July 1981 when life began as a cleaner at Alton Towers, the UK’s number one theme park. He left his role as Public Catering Manager four years later and after a stint back packing around the USA […]

  • Richard Andersen CFE ICD.D

    DISCovering Your Leadership Style

    With over 35 years of experience in professional sports, venues and hospitality management, Richard Andersen, CFE ICD.D is currently President & Chief Executive Officer of Seafair, the premier festival management company of the Pacific Northwest. Seafair, an iconic 67-year-old non-profit organization, creates and produces ten weeks of interactive community events including […]

  • Tim Worton CFE

    Leading the Way

    Tim was educated in Sydney and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy) Degree from the University of New South Wales and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA).
    Tim’s career from 1978 to 1991 primarily saw him in senior financial roles with multi-national manufacturing firms. These included a 6-year stint with British Paints, 3 of which were spent in Papua New Guinea as the group’s Financial Controller based in the town of Lae […]

  • Brian Morris CFE

    Leading Change

    Brian Morris has been in involved in the Hospitality, Tourism and Venue Management sectors for more than 30 years and has a Higher Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Management, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), Honours Degree in Organisational Design and a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership. He is a Certified Facilities Executive (CFE) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) […]