Perth events industry comes together to put a spark back into the sector

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Perth’s events industry put on a strong show of force with an Event Industry Re-Spark night seeing stakeholders across food, beverage, entertainment, and styling showcase all that Perth and Western Australia has to offer.

Held at Frasers State Reception Centre in Kings Park, more than 300 guests experienced gourmet food, local wines, and spirits, coupled with decorative theming and staging displays.

Business Events Perth CEO Gareth Martin said the night demonstrated the industry was alive and thriving.

“Re-Spark was a great platform to showcase the vibrancy of the Western Australian events industry and our offerings, as we welcome back our global network,” he said.

“The event helped to promote our vibrant State, its venues and attractions to a diverse audience.

“The WA industry is optimistic and resilient and has demonstrated it is ready to reconnect with the world.”

Paul Cumming, director of Phenomenon Event Services, said it was “time to embrace the confidence we once had and kickstart the industry”.

“We have hosted an event that delivered on that which has showed off all things first class in the Perth events industry” he said.

Nigel Keen, general manager of Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre (PCEC), said the event had been a long time coming.

“PCEC was proud to be a part of the Industry Re-Spark,” he said. “It was a fantastic opportunity for some of the event industry’s leading suppliers to be in one room together, celebrating the future of events here in Perth.

“Re-Spark was just what our industry needed, it was fantastic to see, hear and taste the efforts of united peers showcasing to our clients.”

Chris Taylor, owner, and executive chef of Fraser’s, said they had a “lot of fun” hosting the event.

“It was a fantastic initiative for the hospitality industry with lots of enthusiasm to get us back on our feet to drive some confidence in the event market,” Taylor said.

Scott Alderson, director of sales at Crown Perth, said it was a welcome initiative “after what has been a challenging couple of years”.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to not only re-connect as businesses, but as individuals and colleagues as we work to rebuild the hospitality industry,” he said.