We’re hiring: Event Manager


Full Time | Permanent Position | Start October or November 2019



To design, manage and deliver large scale events for Event Planet’s valued client base of market-leading companies and global brands.

To meet and exceed client expectations on time and on budget for a wide array of event types and styles.

To seek and develop new client opportunities and engagements.

Event Manager responsibilities:

  • Corporate event design, management and delivery
  • Client account management, development and growth
  • Venue and supplier sourcing, negotiation and management
  • Proposal writing
  • Presentation delivery
  • Budget management
  • Pre-production and production schedule management
  • Onsite event management
  • Onsite crew management
  • Support for Event Producers and training for Event Coordinators
  • Collation and preparation of content for digital and social media channels
  • General shared office administration and management

Essential competencies and experience 

  •  A minimum of 3 years corporate event management in Australia
  • Strong Sydney and Interstate general knowledge; venues, suppliers, activities
  • Proficiency in drafting and collating documents, reports and presentations
  • Proficiency in venue and/or supplier finding research and negotiations
  • Experience in onsite event installation, co-ordination and pack down
  • Excellent written and verbal skills including professional phone manner
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Proficiency with Pegasus Systems software processes (training can be provided)
  • Proficiency with Photoshop, Indesign, Illustrator, Visio and Creative Suite programs (preferred)

The personal attribute requirements include: 

  • Reliable and honest
  • Highly organised and efficient
  • Polite and professional
  • Neat, tidy and well presented
  • A team player
  • A positive attitude and outlook

The position is based at our offices in Potts Point, Sydney.

A vehicle and valid driver’s licence is preferred but not essential.

Some interstate travel for meetings and events will be required.

Position Published Wednesday 25th September 2019
Application Close Date Friday 25th October 2019 unless an appointment is made prior

Applications will be reviewed on a first received first reviewed basis

Salary Market; depends on applicants’ level of experience.
Type Full time permanent position
Commencement Mid October 2019 or earlier
Submission Instructions By email to amy@eventplanet.com.au before the stated close date.

Please ensure you note your name and the job title in the Email Subject e.g. Jane Smith – Job Application.

Please include;

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Responses to the following five questions;
  1. Please nominate two projects from 2019 that you have lead and are proud of. Please explain why in no more than three paragraphs.
  2. Please nominate two projects from 2019 that you have worked on and didn’t like. Please explain why and what you would change about them in no more than three paragraphs?
  3. What are your Top 5 professional attributes?
  4. What is your greatest professional achievement?
  5. If you are the successful candidate please explain your vision for the role and how you would like to see it develop over 12-24 months.

Event Planet comprises a talented and diversely skilled team of full-time Event Producers, Event Managers and Event Coordinators and is regarded as one of Australia’s most respected and reliable event management companies, producing a wide range of events for businesses and organisations in the corporate and government sectors.

Our Client Portfolio

Market-leading companies and brands who have recently engaged Event Planet’s services include Jaguar Land Rover, Google Australia, Veuve Clicquot, Moet et Chandon, DHL Worldwide, Cricket Australia, Accenture, Tata Consultancy Services, Cheesecake Shop, Mirvac, Marks & Spencer, PwC, Bloomberg, Bonds, Audi Australia, Tabcorp and E&Y.

In recent years, Event Planet has added a number of high profile Australian Federal Government departments and agencies into the client portfolio, having produced the National Broadband Network Forum and the Digital Television Switchover Conference for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy. Additionally, the company has produced the inaugural National e-Health Conference, the Australian Indigenous Leadership Forum and a number of key, multi-stakeholder events for Infrastructure Australia.


Event Planet has been recognised as the premier event management company in Australia by consecutively winning the prestigious and coveted Event Manager of the Year award at both the 2012 and 2013 Australian Event Awards. In the history of the awards, Event Planet is the only company to win the title more than once, let alone in back-to-back years. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018 and 2019 Event Planet was again named in the top echelon of Australian event agencies as a Highly Commended National Finalist for this title.


The pioneering spirit of the Event Planet leadership team is fuelled by four principled corporate values; integrity, originality, productivity and dependability.


Our award-winning directors, producers and event managers are recognised as one of Australia’s most creative and innovative event management teams. Collectively, we offer an unrivalled combination of national and international professional event management and live brand experience across a multitude of event types. Together, with the support of a dedicated full-time and in-house team of passionate and motivated individuals, plus our freelance counterparts, we deliver successful events that last long in the memory of our clients and their important guests.

Australian Event Awards 2019


Congratulations to all the finalists and the winners at Wednesday night’s Australia Event Awards.

Event Planet were delighted to receive two nominations at the prestigious awards, with Mikaila Sparkes selected as a National Finalist for Young Australian Event Manager of the Year & Event Planet nominated for Best Australian Event Agency of the Year.

It’s a privilege to be part of an amazing and talented industry!

BVLGARI Chadstone Boutique


The launch of the newly refurbished BVLGARI Chadstone Boutique saw guests enjoy a night filled with Italian-inspired cocktails and mouth-watering Bibelot desserts. DJ Chloe Wilson hit the decks whilst guests had the opportunity to try on beautiful BVLGARI pieces and were treated to a sneak peek of the ever so stunning Seduttori time piece range. Produced with passion by Event Planet.

National Finalist for the Best Australian Event Agency of the Year


Event Planet is proud to announce we have again been selected as a National Finalist for the Best Australian Event Agency of the Year. We are hoping to win this for the third time in 2019!

We are also thrilled to announce our own Event Manager, Mikaila Sparkes, has been selected as a National Finalist for Young Australian Event Manager of the Year.

We can’t wait for the event industry night of nights in Perth next month! Check out all the National Finalists here.

Will you be joining us at Events Uncovered this year?


Our General Manager – Laura Sage, is confirmed to join the speaker panel to discuss “Measuring Success – how to measure the overall success of an event and what to do when things go wrong” as part of the @spicenewsmag Temple of Knowledge program.

Events Uncovered is a boutique trade show giving event planners as well as EAs and PAs the opportunity to discover the latest venues, suppliers and trends in corporate events.

The expo is free to attend – register now at www.eventsuncovered.com.au

Meet you There!

Event Planet Company Showreel


Check out our latest showreel #soundon

At the heart of what we do is an unbridled passion for creating the extraordinary, the original and the powerful.

Events are a unique opportunity to invite your guests to experience a meaningful connection with your brand. This is the moment to engage, entertain, educate, surprise and most importantly – influence hearts and minds.

Take a break from your day, press play and escape into our world if just for a moment.


Event Planet hits the ‘design’ pavement in Milan


Event Planet’s General Manager, Laura Sage, discovered the wonder that is Milan Design Week as she toured the infamous Salone del Mobile last month. As a creative specialist, Laura immersed herself in the international showcase for innovation and creativity returning with wide eyes and a mind filled (but not exhausted!) with what is possible. Read all about her ‘sensory overload’ experience that left her bursting with inspiration and discover a few insider tips on how to implement the current trends in your events.

By Laura Sage:


“Learning never exhausts the mind” – the words of the famous (and Milan local), Leonardo da Vinci.

Three weeks ago I was one of 400,000 design enthusiasts to converge on the design capital of Italy for the annual Milan Design Week. Being my first time visiting both this city and event, I did not anticipate the experience…little did I imagine a marathon week of design, events, special projects, exhibitions, talented people and every single one of my senses inspired and alive!

Milan Design Week was held in the second week of April and incorporated stand out programs; Salone Del Mobile, Fuorisalone, Euroluce as well as design thought interweaved through all touch points of Milanese daily life; from food to fashion and hospitality.

Salone Del Mobile is an annual international furniture tradeshow, where the mind is overwhelmed by possibility, new trends and interpretations. The world’s best brands were present showcasing their new projects, with many well-known luxury brands (including Event Planet’s clients Bulgari, Land Rover and Dior) leveraging the close connection between design and fashion with show stopping installations and pop ups.

Technology was a continual underlying theme. A standout in the furniture space at Salone Del Mobile was an A.I designed chair by Philippe Starck in collaboration with Kartell. Using an algorithm in 3D software, the requirements of structural integrity and comfort resulted in a modern design using ground breaking technology and methodology – the future of design thinking.

The biennial lighting showcase Euroluce was held at Salone Del Mobile. Euroluce previewed lighting style and innovative solutions, with over 420 exhibitors exhibiting in four pavilions, requiring a full day to enable myself to be immersed and see all the stands! The lighting design was astonishing, however it was the immersive and interactive layer in the lighting designs which captured the imagination and provided inspiration for the ways in which we at Event Planet can enhance the guest experience and engage emotions in event design.

One particular showcase was by Preciosa titled Joy, Life & Light, which mimicked a carousel of light and was designed to move and bring delight to users, connecting on an emotive level. Triggered by sensors (another subtly integrated technological inclusion), the experience constantly moved in response to human movement and was choreographed to enchanting sounds. Joy, Life & Light ignited the five senses and brought a smile to all who experienced it.

Of personal interest was Fuorisalone which was a series of events and special projects around Milan’s famous design districts and ran as a parallel event to Salone Del Mobile. (FYI: in Italian fuori means outside). It provides a platform for both emerging and established artists, brands and designers to exhibit and generally felt more “street level” with unexpected pop ups, public art and installations at almost every turn. What I can only describe as ‘cool’ were so many captivating moments; from better known British sculptor Alex Chinneck unzipping a building for World Revealed, to the mirrored Echo Pavilion in the Palazzo Litta courtyard, to Marc Ange’s Le Refuge de La Nuit and the collaboration between Qeeboo and Marc Antonio called Giraffes in Love. It was however a simple installation hidden away (so much so I have no name for it) that left me in awe, best described as a giant beanstalk-esque growth over a historic building. Once again proving, sometimes splendour is found in the simple.

Milan Design Week surfaced trend, upon trend, upon trend, and upon reflection, I have identified a shortlist of implementation possibilities in our event world:

  • Adaptability – designing elements that can be reused, repurposed and interactive. This could involve technology inclusions such as cordless phone charging hot spots designed into table tops or armchairs, whilst also retaining their aesthetic value and potential to be reused for multiple events.
  • Floating Design, a term coined by myself – a trend in the tradeshow space of what appeared to be floating stands, where the feet and movement of guests could be seen externally however the rest of the interior remained a mystery. It was a wonderful play on not closing off a space and creating intrigue.
  • Keep it green – integrating plants into design and not as an afterthought or simple pot in the corner, but rather acting as the focal point and design feature to transform the atmosphere.

To finish, Leonardo da Vinci’s famous words certainly ring true, Milan Design Week left me not with an exhausted mind, just exhausted feet!


The unforgettable Autumn Racing Carnival


The moment that champion mare Winx won her 33rd consecutive race will long remain in racegoers memories from the 2019 Autumn Racing Carnival.

Sydney turned on glorious Autumn weather for the celebrations at Royal Randwick and Event Planet was once again trackside having produced stand out brand activations for clients Moet Hennessy and Tabcorp.

This year the Tabcorp Oaks Lawn Marquee catered for over 300 guests on each of the two main race days and featured a menu designed by Matt Moran and the team at Chiswick restaurant. The marquee interior featured navy blue and gold trims with oversized floral prints adding pops of colour. A live sketch artist delighted guests with portraits and the custom built walling provided exceptional race coverage on 17 plasma screens and of course ample electronic betting facilities.

Over on the members’ lawn area, the Moët and Chandon pop up bar created many a #moetmoment for racegoers to capture their time at the carnival. Photo moments including an oversized photo frame, Moet piccolo vending machine and four storey gold champagne bottle tower providing the ultimate shareable content.

Randwick’s newest precinct The Mews was designed to give racegoers another area in which to view all the action on the track, socialise and have access to food and beverage facilities. The Chandon S pop up bar featured as well as a bold and bright floral adorned swing seat for photos.

Take a look at all the action from the Tabcorp Oaks Lawn Marquee, the Moët and Chandon and Chandon S pop up bars at the video link below.

Get in touch to discuss elevating the experience at your next brand activation.