Laurinda CoftLaurinda has been producing quality events for many international festivals in Australia, for the past 10 years. Graduating with a postgraduate in Community Cultural Development (Victorian Collage of the Arts) Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts (Western Australian Academy Of Performing Arts/ Edith Cowen University) and a Certificate IV in Business (RMIT University).
Laurinda has worked in the creative industries for 25 years. Early on, perusing a successful carrier as a ballet dancer in Australia and the UK. Her transition from professional artist into working with communities to develop events and programmes for positive outcomes has given her the unique insight into creating events that are not only of an extremely high standard but that meet the aims and objectives of all stakeholders involved in the project.
An energetic and detail focused Event Manager with experience across multiple platforms, Laurinda is well equipped to manage any small or large scale event, while simultaneously developing new or existing projects. Her portfolio includes; The Garden Of Unearthly Delights (Adelaide Fringe), Snuff Puppets productions, Summer Fun In The City, Movie Moves (City Of Melbourne), Royal Melbourne Show, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Melbourne Festival, Lorne Arts Festival and Melbourne Fashion Festival. Roles have included, Creative Producer, Programmer/Producer, Event Manager and Operations Manager.
Helen PapadomanolakisHelen has been working professionally as an Event Manager for over 8 years whilst also graduating from Victoria University with a Bachelor of Business – Event Management and Box Hill Institute – Diploma of Technical Production, Theatre & Event.
With a wealth of experience in delivering high calibre events that exceed client’s expectations and impress attendees alike, Helen is able to offer a diversified and objective outlook when consulting on a vast array of projects. Her portfolio includes The Lonsdale Street Festival (Antipodes Festival), Midsumma Festival, Royal Melbourne Show & Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras as Festival Producer, Operations Manager, Production Manager / Crew and Volunteer Manager respectively.
As a driven Events Manager who is tenacious, hard working and committed she possesses a well-rounded skill set that thrives at trouble shooting and problem solving. She is extremely thorough during the planning process with a high level of detail, and responds on her feet to problems with a clear and rational perspective.
Working as a freelance consultant, Helen has the flexibility to work on multiple
Projects concurrently, showcasing her excellent time management and organisational skills, whilst constantly pursuing professional development opportunities.