International Women's Day Lunch Event


Move forward: ignite your passion & purpose!
Tuesday 8 March 2016 @ Peninsula
Harbour Esplanade, Docklands

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Join us for a celebration of women who lead, inspire & who have overcome the most extreme adversity. Network with the savvy, sophisticated & extraordinary from all walks of life!

A day of... reflection |Ÿ advocacy Ÿ| action
A day to... celebrate acts of courage & determination

Keynote by truly remarkable Turia Pitt | high calibre panel includes 2013 Telstra Business Woman of the Year; Director of Australian Ballet School

Seated lunch package | Amazing prizes | Charity auction & more... 
Event proceeds to benefit m.a.d.woman foundation

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To purchase tickets, corporate tables or make a donation: click HERE

Let nothing stand in your way...
A "must attend" event if you are ready to:

  • Move ahead, make a difference in your social, community or business life
  • Engage with savvy, sophisticated & extraordinary women of influence...
  • Ignite your passion & purpose! Feel valued & find your voice of authority in this mad world

m.a.d.women luncheon brought to you by:

  • Ultimate Conferences | theVenueShop: “your conference + event success starts here”
  • Metro Property Management: “here, there and everywhere”
  • Creating Encores: “a wake-up call for women leaders”

Thanks to generous sponsor contributions to date, making this event possible:

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#EventSuccess  #MakingADifference  #IWD2016  #PledgeForParity  #OnlyMelbourne  #UltimateConferences

 Like to WIN yourself 2 tickets to this fabulous event??
See HERE for more information & enter ASAP!

March 2015: Erin Livingston joins Ultimate & 1300TheVenueShop team


Erin Livingston
Digital/Marketing, Communications & Client Events 

Erin HeadShot_sm_colourA very warm welcome to Erin who joins our expanding team in March 2015.

With her over 12 years’ experience in travel & the real estate industry, Erin has managed both travel arrangements & an extensive array of corporate events & training of all types & sizes. She has completed a Certificate IV in Tourism (with her first full time role as a Travel Consultant) plus in more recent years also completed her Advanced Diploma in Event Management.  

You can read all about Erin's background in the corporate world in our "Meet the Team" section, but suffice it to say, she has certainly paid her dues as a PA assisting an incredibly well-known MD for a large franchise group, the stepping stone for her career into event management.  Plus like most Aussies, been well & truly bitten by the travel bug over the years.    

Our team at Ultimate were first introduced to Erin in 2009, whilst working at an industry body for the real estate industry. Here she was looking after the entire Victorian members events calendar including everything from their smaller networking events & briefings, regular industry training workshops, through to the biggest event on the real estate calendar - the annual 'Awards for Excellence' with 1,200 people in attendance (literally rivalling the Brownlow in production scale!) 

Years later & here we are with Erin excited to join us at Utimate & 1300theVenueShop - now applying her extensive personal experiences in eensuring our client communications & events are a success!  It certainly feels an seamless transition moving her to "this side of the desk" having worked as such close partners regarding venue-finding needs for so long together already.  Erin certainly brings a valued perspective & sense of balance to our tight-knit team.

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Our expert consulting team are so busy keeping up with your conference/function needs, we miss coming together with you as often as we'd like to share industry happenings & showcase the fabulous & diverse product offerings out there... So watch this space as Erin helps get us back on track with a much more abundant calendar of promotions & events throughout 2015 & beyond! 


"One Place, More Choice"

@TheVenueShop connects meeting & event planners with 1,000s of venues & services, Australia-wide & overseas...

  • 5-star hotels, country retreats, luxurious resorts or training rooms
  • A unique event space with that elusive "wow" factor, or, practical meeting facilities handy to the office or airport
  • Bringing the team together with an eco-experience, team-building escape or networking drinks
  • From the most intimate board meeting or private dinner, to conventions, exhibitions & managed accommodation blocks for 100’s-1,000s
  • Or, for those keen to “give back”, hold your conferences/events with a “conscience” – select from non-profit/community based venue

So many venues & suppliers to choose from, not sure where to start? 
Rely on the expertise & extra assistance of a friendly, knowledgeable, professional team of independent industry consultants to help pinpoint the best possible options to ensure each & every business event is a success!

Search, Select, Compare - BOOK!!
Explore a multitude of options – the already familiar, the “refreshed” & the new...

  • In addition to standard, common search criteria, functionality UNIQUE to venueshop can be utilised, such as: postcode/radius, accommodation room & keyword searches
  • Or, browse & select from featured venues, those with special offers or exclusive venueshop value-adds
  • Venues with relevant REVIEWS add further insight & support from your peers during venue selection, in the specific context of business events (see examples HERE)
  • Organised or held a conference or corporate event recently? SUBMIT your online review at anytime - all reviewers are entered in a monthly accommodation prize draw too! 
  • Selected venues are added to a “wishlist”, then submitted via one simple online enquiry form to be QUALIFIED by a venueshop Consultant - checking availability, collecting quotes & collating for ease of comparison in "presentation-ready" format... it's so easy! With only one point of contact throughout
  • Once ready to book, contract is arranged & you are handed over to the chosen venue’s coordinator for invoicing… Booking is tracked so you can receive any #VenueShopper - REWARDS* in addition to any venue points or incentives applicable

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Ultimate introduce an invaluable FREE Resource: "TheVenueShop"

Introducing to all bookers of business events, our latest venture - the VenueShop is now online!

WE'VE BEEN LISTENING to you over the past few years & our team are pretty proud of what we've come up with so far... Quite a few features you've found lacking elsewhere, we've certainly tackled here.

Excited to keep moving forward & not ones to rest on our laurels, we're developing further features in the background too, so please check back regularly.

In the meantime, we look forward to lots of enquiries & your ongoing feedback, plus your peers can't wait to hear your venue reviews - whilst we will continue to add more content & even more options to consider daily, with the aim of making your job a lot easier when you need to find the right venue for your next event.

Cheers & thanks to all for your support to date...
Happy searching!
From your Ultimate team - Lisa, Sara, Rebecca, Fiona, Paul & Justin

OUR MISSION?? To provide the most credible, comprehensive & reliable, independent resource when booking venues & services for a diverse range of business events (conferences, training, residential retreats, functions, team building & more...) throughout the Australasian region

The FIRST & ONLY site to provide a vehicle for conference & events bookers to contribute VENUE REVIEWS in the specific context of business events  

PLUS, offering our loyal #VenueShopper REWARD PROGRAM - recognising EVERY booking made via the site, in additional to any individual venue incentives applicable

So, if you ever have reason to book any external meetings, conferencing, business events, corporate functions, team building, accommodation blocks & more, then please jump on board, share with any colleagues & explore

Follow us here for venue news, reviews, special offers... PLUS, your chance to WIN! Facebook - LinkedIn - Twitter

The Ultimate venue-finding, search & selection resource for all conference bookers & meeting/event planners...
 "One Place, More Choice" & so many benefits!

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