Lisa Roberts is the Owner/Director of Ultimate Conferences+Events, plus Founder of www.theVenueShop.com & Ultimate Performance+Recruitment. Lisa (AKA "Lisa-Maree") has an extensive background sourcing appropriate venues & services for an incredibly diverse range of conference & event needs. Highly regarded by her loyal clientele & ...industry peers alike for her knowledge, insight, integrity & can-do approach - just some of the qualities which have ensured her forging an abundance of long-lasting relationships in the C&E sector.   Possessing qualifications in Public Relations & Hotel Operations/Catering, Lisa hails from the hotel industry with experience in all facets of F&B, Front Office Supervision/Training, Conference/Events & Sales Management; with most recent industry positions as Director of Sales both within a global Hotel chain & independent more "dedicated conferencing" regional properties. Most importantly, Lisa's passion for the industry & genuine interest in both matching appropriate solutions & helping people achieve is infectious - with an unwaivering commitment to providing the best possible service in support of your business needs from a meetings & events perspective. As a result, Lisa has developed an extensive network of contacts with strong relationships at all levels.  More
Whether you want to educate or inform, motivate or reward or simply entertain, Staging Connections is the team you can rely on. With nearly 30 years’ experience, Staging Connections has built a reputation as a leading event staging services provider.  That level of recognition and trust has to be earned, and their passion for what they do is where ...it all begins. More
Rydges Hotels operate over 40 quality city, suburban & regional, resort style hotels in key destinations across Australia, New Zealand & London - embracing the true spirit & energy of each of their locations.   Guests start their days invigorated & refreshed with all hotels equipped with famous Rydges Dream Beds, the outstanding Rise breakfast & ...fast Wi-Fi. Rydges combine a modern & genuine approach to service and empower their people to make every guest's stay relaxed, fun & comfortable.   Our guest blogger, Patrick Scheiber is our trusted & most entertaining National Account Manager for Rydges & the AHL Group (also comprising QT Hotels & Resorts, Art Series Hotels, Atura Hotels)  With a relationship spanning many years, Patrick makes it so easy for us to work together & bends over backwards to look after the clients we introduce to him - particularly adept at handling those "left of centre" requirements plus is always great to catch up with & enjoy a laugh! More
Mischief Motivation Attitude Pty Ltd (MMA) has been operating since 1982.  Their passion for facilitating personal & professional success, while enhancing well-being, is stronger than ever. Today MMA works with more than 60 of the top ASX100 companies across a full suite of services with more than 80% repeat business. They also work successfully wi...th Elite Sports People including the Collingwood Football Club (AFL) & Australian Netball Teams.   The MMA team believes it’s important to make the entire Conference or Training an ‘Experience’ that is different, fun, engaging, entertaining & most importantly, educational - by providing some serious takeaway value for each participant.   At MMA the philosophy is Serious Fun, Real Outcomes More

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury

A huge success... and lunch was amazing!!

Clarion Hotel on Canterbury Thankyou for making our Planning Day a huge success. The team loved the venue and the lunch was amazing!! A very enjoyable day. I will definitely be recommending your venue to all my colleagues - the experience was fantastic!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley

We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect!

Novotel Melbourne Glen Waverley "Wanted to say thank you so much for the great service and your patience with all our changes throughout. We all really enjoyed the conference, everything was perfect! (Well maybe the coffee machine struggled to keep up with us, but overall, everything was great). The venue set up and lunch was great - the buffet really enjoyable, especially the variety of catering offered.

Fudge by Rich

Absolutely delicious, beautifully packaged...

Fudge by Rich As always, absolutely delicious with amazing feedback from all who tried the product! Beautifully packaged up for us, delivery process fast and reliable, and Nicole couldn't have been more helpful in turning around such a large order on such short notice ensuring we had everything needed for the trade show... Think I have a new favourite flavour too, the Rocky Road is to die for!!

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach

What a professional events team...

Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach "The events team at Novotel Sydney Brighton Beach are truly professionals at what they do. The organisation in particular of the banquets team - always so helpful and ensure that our seminars run smoothly. The only minor suggestion that I would make is more labels to indicate the types salads and sandwiches that are on offer on lunch buffets."

Rydges Bankstown

Suited our brief perfectly... staff could not do enough for us!

Rydges Bankstown "Rydges Bankstown suited our brief perfectly: close to our sites, an abundance of parking and a great function room with natural lighting. The staff were very friendly and could not do enough for us, I am sure we will use this venue again."

VictorsFood

An absolute blast - can't wait to try another amazing VictorsFood experience!

VictorsFood “VictorsFood made our event a truly memorable one. Every one of our team members had an absolute blast making pizzas together with the fun and enthusiastic chefs… We can’t wait to try another one of VictorsFoods' amazing experiences!”

Mantra Bell City

I really appreciated the attention to detail & communication...

Mantra Bell City "Whilst I do not attend these meetings to see the room in person, I certainly had no complaints from any of my management team (no news good news!) The communication from the event co-ordinator in particular was excellent prior to our meeting. It was organised at short notice and she showed such high attention to detail which I really appreciated."

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne

Really good quality & great value... best external meeting venue in a while!

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne "The room was appropriately presented, with everything we had requested already in place. Morning tea and lunch were more than ample, and was 'yummy'! Really good quality and great value for money. One of the managers even said it’s been the best external meeting venue he’s been to in a while."

Dockside

The venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none!

Dockside "We held our Staff Christmas party at Dockside this year - the venue, as well as the staff, location & atmosphere was second to none. From the moment I booked the venue, the service was fantastic. The event organiser kept in contact throughout the year, reminding when things needed to be done. Everything went smoothly on the night of the party, the food was amazing, the staff were excellent & the event manager on the night bent over backwards to help with...

Yarra Valley Estate

Excellent food, fantastic spaces to relax & network, country hospitality - we'll definitely be back again!

Yarra Valley Estate Our team really enjoyed the time spent at Yarra Valley Conference Centre. The staff were friendly and accommodating, the food was excellent and the spaces for the group to relax and network after a hard day's conferencing were fantastic and very well utilised!