I have been wanting to share some thoughts and reflections on 2020 for a few weeks now. Have been waiting for the right moment and to be in the right headspace. Not sure I can see that moment, let alone seize it. The year is getting away so here goes anyway. It’s got a xmas message wrapped into it too… but you will have to … Continue reading A pub with no beer, an office with no workers and a world without events… 2020… This is Your Life…
As we are entering the third month since widespread COVID-19 restrictions were put in place, the country is slowly starting to open back up. Most businesses are now able to resume trading or can see a pathway back toward trading and have a timeline provided to them. Most businesses, with the exception of my own industry, major events… In mid March as the true threat … Continue reading Back to Business?
The spread of COVID-19 across the world has demanded drastic, unprecedented action and yesterday we saw a rapid shift in public policy and positioning in relation to mass gatherings, in response to growing concern and the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic. Like most people in our industry, and in the world more broadly, we have been struck by how quickly things have shifted. The … Continue reading The events industry: a statement of support
Recently the Sport Projects team had the honour of organising the Olivia Newton-John Wellness Walk and Research Run on behalf of Austin Health. Our team had already been involved in the course and traffic management planning and delivery for the event for the previous two years, but in 2018 our role was stepped up. With a new fundraising and events team on board and limited experience with … Continue reading A charity fundraising event success story
Running Sport Projects can be a hectic, challenging and non-stop experience but after three years it’s worth taking some time to reflect on the journey so far. We are always busy which is great, but it means you don’t always get around to everything you want to… writing about our third birthday three months after the fact probably points to that! Without big expectations or … Continue reading Removing the hats… slowly
25,000 hit the streets of Melbourne’s CBD on a pretty soggy, miserable April morning for the 12th Herald Sun-Citylink Run for the Kids. Imagine if the sun was out!? An iconic event and one of the biggest fun runs in Australia, Run for the Kids has become a Melbourne institution. Apart from the fact that it is carried along Melbourne’s freeways and major arterial roads, … Continue reading Events Management…at Scale
Sometimes in events, you just don’t get the amount of time you want to in order to pull together a project. Actually, who am I kidding – when do you ever get the time you want?! When our clients came to us in November 2016 and said we need to get a brand new, high profile road cycling event off the ground and on the … Continue reading Fast, Furious cycling…and that’s just the planning phase!
River rapids, adventure racing, trail running and mountain biking, Australian Adventure Festival (AAF) was a multi-sport event project with multi-challenges galore! Based in the beautiful region of East Gippsland in Victoria and blessed with some of the most unique natural assets anywhere in Australia, East Gippsland’s hosting of an event like this in what is an outdoor adventure playground was a no brainer. With the … Continue reading An adventurous project
Some terrific, really stand-out memories from my time in Rio for the Olympic Games of 2016. Always nice to reflect upon and often part of my thinking as we now turn our attentions to preparations for Tokyo 2020’s offering. In my role with the UCI as Technical Delegate for the Olympic Games road cycling and before that as a consultant to the Rio 2016 organising committee, there was a … Continue reading Reflections on Rio