SEPTEMBER 2014

With event season ramping up, there is another season I am a part of this year – marathon season.

For the first time, I am running a marathon and I am told I am doing one of the most amazing marathons around – the New York Marathon!The experience of preparing for a marathon has been life changing really. The fear of starting running when I wasn’t a ‘runner’, the focus on nutrition, the physio appointments, the research, the recovery methods – it’s all been a great learning curve, a great focus and now I can’t wait for the big day.One of the greatest outcomes of entering the marathon has been the fundraising – helping the Little Heroes Foundation.

Keito Events put on a New York Quiz Night as part of our fundraising efforts and we are truly grateful for the support received from our valued suppliers. We are well on our way to reaching our target of $20,000 and thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts. If you would like to make a donation, please click this link

Aside from the excitement of the marathon itself, as an event manager it will be great to see the inner workings of one of New York’s largest events…..oh the logistics involved!

Enjoy this warmer weather, until our next issue….

Cheers

  Kate Abraham

In this issue:

Business SA 175th Gala Celebration
New York Quiz Night Fundraiser
Mid Winter Ball 2014
Santos Oil and Gas Corrosion Symposium 2014
Riverbank Bridge Launch
Frome Street Bikeway Launch
Devine Homes Super Size Me Family Day
Devine Homes Seminars
AIB Alumni Event
Tasting Australia Sweet Streets

Business SA 175th Gala Celebration

On Friday 29th August Business SA celebrated a significant milestone of 175 years of business and industry in South Australia. Keito Events was engaged to assist Business SA in the event concept and project planning as well as the implementation and delivery of the celebratory event.

The event was held at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre with more than 850 guests in attendance. On arrival in the orb guests experienced pre-drinks amongst an 1830’s themed set with enthusiastic paper boys handing out the event program which was a newspaper, a shoe shine boy offering a quick polish before guests moved into the main arena. The Bank SA brigade helped guests find their tables and informed guests of the event smartphone App. Grand impressions continued to be delivered to guests with an impactful opening, creative vision packages, members names represented across the tables centrepieces, a sand artist and inspiring speeches. The entertainment by South Australian groups, Germein Sisters and Lucky Seven Swing were thoroughly enjoyed.

Lastly, a cellar door opened at the end of the evening offering a range of dessert beverages, cheeses and chocolates all South Australian companies, was certainly on demand and kept the networking going!   This event was a ‘night of nights’ and a great experience for all.

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New York Quiz Night Fundraiser

In aid of Keito Events Director Kate Abraham’s fundraising for the New York Marathon, Keito Events held a New York Quiz Night at the Published Arthouse.

Held on Saturday the 28th of June, the event was attend by more than 220 guests and featured New York food, a Moet and Chandon and cocktail bar, DJ and photo booth, as well as a “New York baked sale” to help raise funds.

The night was an overwhelming success, thanks to the many people who supported the night, with the fundraising reaching just over $12,000 for Little Heroes Foundation!

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Mid Winter Ball 2014

On Friday 25 July, Keito Events managed the Santos Adelaide Mid Winter Charity Ball at the Hilton for the third consecutive year. Once again this event was a sell-out, attracting more than 400 guests on the night. Guests enjoyed a Moet Champagne bar on arrival, entertainment by Hans and a wonderland of colour and fun in the Hilton ballroom. The feedback has been very positive and most importantly, the fundraising target was achieved for The Smith Family charity.

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Santos Oil and Gas Corrosion Symposium 2014

Keito Events were thrilled to once again be working with Santos, this time on the biennial Oil & Gas Corrosion Symposium. This year’s Symposium took place from the 5th to the 7th of August at the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval and was attended by a number of delegates from Adelaide and interstate. Keito Events managed all aspects of the event, including venue, budget and AV management, as well as delegate registrations. A dinner for delegates was also held on the Wednesday night in the Adelaide Oval’s majestic Cathedral Room, with guests thoroughly enjoying the inspiring presentation given by renowned polar explorer, Eric Phillips.

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Riverbank Bridge Launch

On the 14th of June Keito Events managed the unveiling of the new light features of the Riverbank pedestrian bridge. The event, lights water action, involved market stalls, giant games and warm food in a buzzing atmosphere, as well as an official unveiling by the Premier of South Australia. It was a successful event created in a short turnaround with high attendance and wonderful feedback from our client DPTI.

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Frome Street Bikeway Launch

Keito Events managed the Frome Street Bikeway Launch for the Adelaide City Council with only a week turnaround. The event was a “breakfast trail”, with four stations located along the Frome Street Bikeway between Greenhill Road and Pirie Street. Cyclists riding along the bike path collected different breakfast items and information regarding the new bikeway from each station.

Keito was involved in the organisation of the stations, the breakfast items and signage and also coordinated the early morning event, including set up and pack down. The launch ran smoothly with close to a thousand cyclists attending on the day. Everyone’s expectations were greatly exceeded and the launch was a huge success.

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Devine Homes Super Size Me Family Day

We were engaged by Devine to manage a family day at their new house and land development in Evanston Gardens. Working with Mix 102.3 we created a day filled with activities ranging from giant games, bouncy castles, face painting, colouring-in stations and caricature drawings. Super heroes were on hand to provide information about Devine’s SUPERSIZE ME campaign. The free sausage sizzle worked a treat on a cold winter’s day.

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Devine Homes Seminars

Keito events worked with Devine Homes to provide their customer base with opportunities to learn more about the current housing market. Keito managed 3 events throughout the month of May focusing on different target audiences. Adelaide Oval played host to an Investment Seminar where potential investors could learn more about what Devine has on offer. The City Of Playford provided a space for potential First Home Buyers to hear from mortgage advisors and house & land consultants. We also managed an event in Port Augusta which enabled the community to learn about the new estate under construction, Flinders Place.

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AIB Alumni Event

On the 8th of May Keito Events managed an alumni event for the Australian Institute of Business at Adelaide Oval. Professional speaker Matthew Michalewicz presented a motivational and inspiring presentation for more than 200 alumni, staff and guests reflecting on his success as an entrepreneur. This was followed by a valuable networking session overlooking the amazing grounds of Adelaide Oval, with each guest receiving a copy of Matthew’s book – Life in Half a Second.

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Tasting Australia Sweet Streets

As part of the Tasting Australia Festival in May this year, Keito Events worked with DPTI and Tasting Australia to put on a dessert and cocktail event in Leigh St and Peel St. Keito Events worked closely with the clients to develop the event concept, which needed to be in line with the overarching brand concept of Tasting Australia.

Given that this was a satellite Tasting Australia event, involvement of local and external food and beverage traders, as well as the look and feel of the event, were key. Peel St was themed as “the dark side”, whilst Leigh St was themed “the light side”, with Keito Events working with suppliers and traders to reflect this in the street decorations and trader dessert and cocktail offerings.

As well as working on the event concept, liaising with traders, and on the day management, Keito Events directed the logistical aspects of the event including road closures, cleaning of the street after the event and cold and wet weather contingency plans.

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About Keito Events

Keito Events is a specialist Event Management company based in Adelaide South Australia. We are experts in Corporate, Government and Charity events and have managed a variety of events in this space including conferences, product launches, high end client functions, large scale dinners and street parties, just to name a few.

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If you want to deliver a quality event, with high return on investment, without the stress and worry of doing it yourself, contact us.

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