EVENT INCEPTION – Inspiring Intention and Innovation

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Jessica Christy writes, 

Decorative Events & Exhibitions annual showcase, Events Inception once again raised the benchmark for Sydney’s events industry. Teaming up with one of Sydney’s newest event spaces, COMMUNE was the canvas for the August 11 event which saw 300 influential event planners experience the future of décor, lighting, technical support, entertainment, pyrotechnics, food, wine and styling provided by Event Inception’s collaborators. [Read more…]

Behind the Scenes with Decorative Events and Exhibitions


Jo Robinson writes:

Earlier this week, the DCC team were invited to explore the warehouse of Decorative Events & Exhibitions.

For those in the industry who have a passion for creating an amazing theme from a starting point of just one colour, one piece of fabric or one prop it was a fantastic opportunity to feel like children being let loose in a candy shop.

In every isle and around every corner of the warehouse there was an amazing array of props, furniture and fabrics to see, touch and explore, allowing the creative juices to run wild.

Coming into their busiest time, the warehouse, while fun to explore, is run like a military operation with over 70 staff handling the designing, building, packing and dispatching of the theming as requested in the many event orders. Take this Friday alone (today) they have 27 event orders to design, pack and dispatch.

With such a diverse team including designers, builders, a print shop, seamstresses, truck drivers and so many more it was a wonderful opportunity to see how it all comes together and how Decorative Events & Exhibitions bring to life their amazing and creative themes and designs.

From Conference Organisers to Chefs in a matter of hours


Written by Business Events News

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A NEW partnership between the Cheeky Food Group and the 271-room Rydges Sydney Central saw a group of forty conference organisers on Tuesday evening gather in the hotel’s Surry Room for a fun team cooking adventure.
Prior to the event a site inspection was held of the hotel’s eight meeting rooms with capacities from 6-220 and of the stylish bedrooms. Mutterings of – “I can’t cook” and “I don’t know one end of the knife from the other,” were soon put to bed as guests were broken up into teams of three, the music cranked up and aprons tied to create what turned out to be an banquet worthy of the finest restaurant kitchen – all under the expert tutelage of the Cheeky Team.
Leona Watkins who started the business 13 years ago and has since held events with some 3000 teams and 70,000 colleagues said, “We are all about creating business events, we don’t do cooking classes. “Whether it’s for the ceo and their executive team, a group of 500 delegates on conference, an IT team or your clients – we’ll create a corporate event to bring real business benefits,” she enthused.
 Jo Robinson (left) and Jessica Christy (right) from DC Conferences pictured above at the Rydges event with Leona Watkins (middle) together showing off their fiery Masterchef skills.