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The Diploma of Event Management students group called Progressive Events, consisting of Millie Spencer, Callin Roach, Sophie Ladner, Taylor Gibson, Anna Trang held The Royal Women’s Foundation Annual Donor Awards Night. Located at The Royal Women’s Hospital, the event celebrated the wonderful staff and supporters of the Royal Women’s Hospital.
The special event allowed key foundation supporters, along with their families and friends to meet the recipients of the annual scholarships, awards and grants.
The awards support the staff members of the Royal Women’s Hospital, to further their studies and knowledge in the industry. It also highlighted the outstanding contribution  they make to the women and newborns, The Women’s and the local community.

Progressive Events coordinated the event with finger food, beverages and styling. Yet the main event for the night was the awards presentation, in which the award winners were congratulated and presented with their award certificates. Zareen Syed (the client) and The Women’s Foundation CEO Sarah Bernard were the faces of the event for the night, helping Progressive Events carry out the event seamlessly.

The awards handed out on the night were the following-
The Soroptimist Travel Grant, The Diane Foster Bursary, The Oscar and Luca Scholarship in NeoNatal Nursing, The Pat Baer Scholarship for Social Work and The Betty Amsden  Women’s Leadership Award.

Progressive Events coordinated the event with finger food, beverages and styling, however the main focus for the evening was the awards presentation, in which the award winners were congratulated and presented with their award certificates. Zareen Syed (the client) and The Women’s Foundation CEO Sarah Bernard were the faces of the event, helping Progressive Events carry out the event seamlessly.

We were lucky enough to source sponsors who selflessly contributed to the successful evening-
Photographer, Kane McNamara from KM Photography
Beverages, Star City Celebrations 

Overall, the event was a huge success and the recipients of the awards, including family and friends were extremely impressed with the quality of the food and service provided by the students from William Angliss.Screen Shot 2019-11-06 at 1.57.20 pmScreen Shot 2019-11-06 at 1.57.20 pm

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Australian Overseas Foundation 2019 Awards Dinner

On Tuesday 30 April, 2019, our Functions group helped to run the Australian Overseas Foundation’s annual awards dinner, an event which was allocated to us as part of a major assessment in stage 1 of the Diploma of Event Management, functions class.

The event was staged in the Angliss Restaurant, and was a three-course dinner, with awards presentations and speeches. Fifty-five guests were in attendance, each who, along with our client, Maggie, thoroughly enjoyed the evening.


The Food:

The food on the night featured a pumpkin soup entree, either a roast sirloin or chicken breast for main, and  chocolate tart for dessert (pictured below).

Assisting our Front of House coordinator Declan, and Back of House coordinator Emily during the function, were students from the William Angliss Hotel Management school, along with their teacher, Tim. All students were incredibly helpful, professional, and did a fantastic job!

The Bar:Dessert

Sammy, our Beverage coordinator, was charged with ensuring the bar was stocked and operated smoothly. Assisting her were 3 members of the Hotel Management school, all who also did a fantastic job.

The evening began with guests receiving a drink coupon to redeem at the bar, and one bottle of both house red and house white wine placed on each table. After this time the guests were to purchase drinks for themselves.

The bar operated very effectively throughout the night, although the guests didn’t really trouble the bar staff too much.


The Style:

During the planning stage of the event, we were required to meet with the client and propose a style for the event. Our Stylist, Billie, produced three styling options for the client, who ultimately selected the AOF Logo theme, which styled the tables, menus, and place names in the colours of the Foundation’s logo: orange, green, and blue.

Billie used balloons to create a centrepiece for the tables, and printed out place names, table numbers, and menus in the same colour scheme, as pictured below.










The Result:

In the end, both the guests and client were incredibly happy with the event, which made us very proud of what we were able to achieve, in such a short space of time.

Many thanks to our great operations teacher, Tim Haronga, and the Hotel Management School students on providing excellent floor service on the night; to Maggie Jooste and Mark Callaghan from the Australian Overseas Foundation, on being fantastic clients to work with; and to Silvana Madia, our Functions class teacher, who mentored and assisted us along the way to producing such a great event.

Elite Events Team

David McLean
Declan McMath
Sammy Smith
Billie Edmondstone
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Meetings Events Australia Victorian Industry Awards at Leonda by the Yarra

photo 1 Shelby and Liv RACV Club photo 2 Loridana and Emma PJSE photo 3 Marine and Gabrielle Leonda by the Yarra

Many successful graduates from Advanced Diploma + Diploma of Event Management attended the event including RACV Club winners Shelby Arestia + Olivia Hannan,  Loridana Montalto + Emma Heddin from Peter Jones Special Events, Marine Goubaux +  Gabrialle Stancescu from Leonda by the Yarra, and Monica Juric from Epicure.

Events teacher and Placement Coordinator Julie Rayner, and Program Leader Events Corinne Maxfield enjoyed catching up with graduates re their progress in the events industry.