Event in the Spotlight: Lunch & Learn by The Venues Collection

Events professionals recently came together for an educational lunch session hosted by The Venues Collection at 12-Micron, on the water at Barangaroo in Sydney.

What was the event?

Lunch & Learn by The Venues Collection at 12-Micron in Barangaroo, Sydney, on Friday, 22 March, 2024. The event was sponsored by Spice.

How many guests attended?

There were around 100 guests, including event professionals and owners across corporate organisations, agencies and associations.

How was The Venues Collection involved in the event?

The Venues Collection curated two engaging sessions, with the first being on the theme of “Leading the Future: 2024 Event Trends”, with guest speaker Michelle Sargent, director, CWT Meetings & Events, and moderator, El Kwang, chief commercial officer at The Venues Collection.

The second session was “Cultivating Successful Event Teams” with speakers Amy Buttery, national conference operations manager, Arinex Group (pictured, above left); Felicity Zadro, founder and managing director, Zadro (pictured, above, second from left); and Janene Wardrop, associate lecturer, International College of Management Sydney (pictured, above, second from right). Kwang (pictured, above right) also moderated this panel session.

What were the event’s highlights?

The plant-based lunch provided by The Venues Collection was inspired by wellness. It showcased how culinary excellence can be achieved through plant-based food. On the menu was honey-glazed sugarloaf cabbage, romesco, gremolata, micro greens and nut crumble, which was very well received by guests.

For dessert, attendees enjoyed chargrilled pineapple, salted caramel sauce, mango, passionfruit and raspberry with coconut sorbet.

The entire menu was vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

What was the feedback from guests?

The following are some testimonials from guests on the event’s service and speaker sessions.

Paula Jesse, manager, global accounts, HelmsBriscoe: “Post-COVID-19, we have experienced a decline in the professional service we expect from venues we deal with, but the 12-Micron team was professional and delivered service we like for events we place for our clients.”

Kate McKay, Deloitte: “It was a fun, informative, collaborative and engaging event. It has been a while since I have attended an industry event like this. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

The Venues Collection says that according to guest feedback, 95 per cent of attendees would like to be informed about similar events in the future.


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