10 Jun 2014

All change: AV Partners takes Burswood

The $100 million venue audio visual business has been reorganized slightly, with Staging Connections losing the Crown Perth contract to AV Partners. Staging Connections have retained Crown Melbourne, their largest account.

Director of Events and Conferences at Crown Perth, Michael Altieri said, “We appointed AVPartners because of the company’s extensive experience, creativity and technical know-how. We are thrilled to work with such an expert team which will help us to continue to deliver stand-out events to our clientele.”

Commenting upon AVPartners appointment Crown Perth Chief Operating Officer Hotels and Entertainment, Andrew Hill said, “We have watched AVPartners grow from start-up to a market leading provider of event services in Perth. Their dynamic and innovative approach to providing audiovisual and event support will complement Crown Perth’s current offering and we look forward to working with the team going forward.”

AVPartners Founding Partner, Gary Hackett said, “Crown’s decision to appoint AVPartners is a credit to our Perth team who have built our reputation through the consistent delivery of great customer service and outstanding events.”

Meanwhile Staging Connections has recently been named the new in-house audio visual supplier for Merivale’s iconic ivy, on George Street, Sydney. On the flipside, MicroHire have taken Marriott Gold Coast from Staging, based on raising the ‘conversion rate’ of business there. MicroHire are known to negotiate deals with prospective venue hirers to secure production contracts at events, where Staging are thought to be more price consistent.

Staging remain by far the largest provider of venue audio visual across Australia, and are also the only production supplier in Australia operating as a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). They are the only workplace organisation in Australia currently accredited to deliver the new CUA30413 Certificate III in Live Production and Services qualification nationally.



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