9th Annual PeSA Internet Conference.

Gala Dinner

 Quantium Solutions

Present The 2014 PeSA Reach Foundation Dinner

Proudly supported by Quantium Solutions
 

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We changed the format of the Gala dinner a little in 2014 to deliver a great night - and even more great networking!

Jay Jay

MC & Host

 

               Jay Jay

From Australia to Japan, India To USA, Jay Jay is fast becoming one of the hottest personalities and entertainers around today.

A multi-talented artist, specialising in magic, comedy, amazing audience interaction and people engagement, he has traveled around the globe showcasing his engaging personality and live show.

Over 20 million views on Youtube, over 180k online subscribers, performed live in three continents and entertained the most well known people, Jay Jay constantly keeps his audiences engaged and entertained.

Special Guest DJ

Alice Quiddington

        Alice Quiddington

Refusing to be defined by one specific genre, Alice’s sound is as un-categorical as it is unique. Boasting an eclectic mix of beats and an energetic passion for music, she has experienced a meteoric rise since bursting onto the scene in 2009. Hailing from Sydney, Alice is a proven performer, spending her time between the US and Australia, Alice specialisesEwart in high end parties and fashion events. As well as spinning warm up, peak time and closing sets for almost every bar & club in Sydney, she is currently a resident DJ at some of the hottest clubs in NYC (Le Baron, Le Bain & Soho Grand).

With a distinctly feminine sound and style to match, Alice has played at many high profile soirees and has curated fashion show music for David Jones, Vogue Fashion’s Night Out and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. More recently, Alice has been invited to play for names such as Dita Von Teese, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Moet-Hennessey, Vogue, Absolut, GQ magazine, Veuve Cliquot, RUSSH, CI╠éROC, Samsung and Tiffany & Co.

 

2014 Charity Auctioneer

 

Martin Ewart

 

Martin Ewart

Having worked at the highest level of many corporate real estate groups, Martin Ewart is now a freelance real estate practitioner and is in high demand as an auctioneer and marketing commentator.

Martin has been an auctioneer for over seven years and is renowned for adding ‘personality’ to his delivery, which combined with his professional approach, is always well received. Marty is our auctioneer for the PeSA Gala Charity Dinner.

 

 

Reach Foundation Speaker

 

Sasha Lawrence

Sasha Lawrence

Sasha is the only person in 2014 who still refers to himself by his first, middle and last name: Sasha Gavin Lawrence. He even invented his own social media hashtag, #whoissashagav. Born and raised in Melbourne, Sasha made the big move to Sydney in late 2010 to help set up Reach’s second home. Now, in 2013, Sash is working full time as an Engagement Facilitator and Learning and Development Champion in NSW. “I work at Reach because every day is a surprise – you never know what’s coming your way but you’re guaranteed to be either completely challenged or to have an absolute ball!”

 


 

Food & drinks:

We are provding a delicious constant grazing selection with "tastes of the world", so you can choose what you feel like throughout the night. The menu can be found below.

Wine, beer and soft drinks were included all night. (Please advise any special dietary requests in advance.)

Seating:

We have free seating at large tables and a lounge area for those that wanted the chance to mingle. We will also have reserved seating for international speakers and diamond exhibitors. If you would like to reserve your own table of 10 please email the list of registered guests and we will reserve a table in your name.

Space:

The dinner is held at the Convention Centre in Hall 4. This room overlooks the river and the fabulous Gold Coast Skyline.

Dress:

Cocktail Attire - this is a chance to dress up and really make a night of it!

Charity:

PeSA is again supporting the fantastic Reach Foundation, with a charity auction as part of the night.

Dancing:

For those who enjoy a spot of dancing we are have a special guest DJ Alice Quiddington.  Our DJ will be playing through the night to provide great atmosphere at a "networking friendly" volume and then "turning it up" from 10pm-11pm for those that enjoy a dance.

Menu

Aussie (chef to carve roast)
Vegemite basted roast chicken with root vegetables and macadamia
Roasted Angus beef with thyme and garlic jus
Coleslaw
Onion damper

Thai
Green curry chicken with thai eggplant and kai lan
Sour orange curry with thai fish cakes
Red curry pork belly with green beans
Tofu pad Thai with peanuts and soft egg
Fragrant jasmine rice

Indian
Lamb rogan josh with natural yoghurt
Butter chicken Naan bread
Cauliflower and red lentil Dahl
Biryani rice

Spanish
Seafood Paella
Pollo Estofado (chicken with rice, green peppers and paprika)
Presa de Cerdo Ibérico con Salsa de Limón y Rabo Caramelizado (Pork with lemon Sauce and
caramelized onion)
Albondigas con salsa picante (beef meatballs in spicy tomato sauce)

Italian
Gnocchi with merguez sausage, zucchini, capsicum, Sicilian olives
Risotto pumpkin, pea, basil and enoki mushroom
Gamberoni grigliati pizza –grilled prawns with lemon garlic
Salami, walnut and buffalo mozzarella pizza
Leafy green salad

Desserts
Mini ice creams (variety of flavours)
Petite Pastries
Assorted shot desserts
Assorted cheese and crackers
Freshly brewed coffee and tea

 

Each year we hold a charity auction segment for the Reach Foundation. We only have 10 auctions available and we will make announcements closer to the night of what will be available from our generous sponsors

Haven't booked yet? If you've already registered for conference but want to add a dinner ticket, you can purchase online here.

 

To get a feel for what will be on offer, check out what we did in 2013 below.

 

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Sponsored in 2013 by Online Market Experts

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More about 2013 event

Food & drinks:

We had a delicious constant grazing selection with "tastes of the world" from five different countries.  Wine, beer and soft drinks were included all night.

Seating:

We had free seating at large tables and a lounge area for those that wanted the chance to mingle.

Space:

We're were in a new space in the venue - Hall 4 - overlooking across the river with fabulous skyline views.

Dress:

This was a chance to dress up and really make a night of it!

Charity:

PeSA again supported the fantastic Reach Foundation, with a charity auction as part of the night.

Dancing:

For those who enjoy a spot of dancing we are happy to confirm special guest artist Jason Delphin. Jason will be playing through the night to provide great atmosphere at a "networking friendly" volume and then "turning it up" from 10pm-11pm for those that enjoy a dance.

Haven't booked yet? If you've already registered for conference but want to add a dinner ticket, you can purchase online here.

 

DJ-Jason Delphin

Jason Delphin

Jason’s music style is a contemporary blend of blues/soul/jazz/folk and pop.

Upon completing his honors degree in contemporary music he was unearthed by Triple j gaining high rotation on the prestigious radio station. The unique lyrics and easy-to listen-to melodies were compiled to form his first self-titled album called “Trouble”, which came out in 2012.

Jason plays from Brisbane to Byron Bay at various venues through the week and weekend. He has also traveled internationally to play at private parties/Weddings as well as traveled through Australia supporting such bands as The Violent Femmes, Silverchair, Something for Kate and Josh Pyke. In 2006 Jason signed a record deal with rocking horse/ EMI.  2008 saw Delphin tour for 12 months on the back of his debut release.  Not content with that, he built his own studio and label in 2009 within his own home.

Delphin’s set list is well over 400 songs from current pop, top 40 to the classic jazz swing of Sinatra.  Whether the event is a wedding, corporate or just plain pub rock venue, Delphin can fit the occasion.  His setup is full of gadgets including two loop stations, foot stomps, and percussion making his sound as big as a five-piece band.

 

Martin Ewart

2013 Charity Auctioneer

Martin Ewart

Charity Auction

Each year we hold a charity auction segment for the Reach Foundation. We only have 10 auctions available and we will make announcements closer to the night of what will be available from our generous sponsors

 

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Sponsored by Online Market Experts

The Gala dinner is the networking highlight of the conference - a chance to relax, mingle, learn...and enjoy a well-earned drink and dinner!

This year’s dinner will be held in honor of our 2011 speaker, Jim Stynes. Jim sadly passed away this year after a long battle with cancer. Jim is the founder of the Reach Foundation that PeSA proudly supports.

 

Agenda for the evening

First you'll have the opportunity to freshen up post conference, joining us back at the Convention Centre at 7pm for drinks and canapes. Then we'll move into the themed room for dinner, dessert and our guest speaker.

A fun and rewarding part of the gala dinner is always the Charity Auction, which is a great chance to nab a "bargain" and help out a worthwhile cause.

We'll wrap up the night by 11pm so you can get some well earned rest and be ready for the final day of the conference!

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2011

 
Thank you to all who attended the 2011 Gala Charity Dinner sponsored by Australia Post & Channel Advisor. With your help, we raised almost $30,000 for The Reach Foundation!

An essential aspect of any PeSA Summit is the social networking function was at the end of the first day (Thur 21 July in 2011). The 2011 event was a Gala Dinner, sponsored by Australia Post & Channel Advisor. The charity auction raised close to $30,000 for the The Reach Foundation.

Our Dinner featured guest speaker Jim Stynes: The Reach Foundation founder

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Here is what a delegate said of Jim’s speech at the 2011 event.

“Jim Stynes - never heard of him before the Dinner (I do not follow football of any sort), BUT shan't ever forget him - you could hear a pin drop in the room when he was speaking. A gentle giant with a big heart, who thinks of others before himself. He deserves every single iota of chance that life can throw at him.”

For the past three years, many sellers have found this Gala Dinner the MOST valuable for the chance to network and build long lasting relationships with other sellers. Plus, most of the exhibitors & speakers also attend the Gala Dinner.

 

In 2011 year, we hosted a 3 course dinner.

Reach logo Reach encourages all young people, no matter what their circumstances, to believe they can achieve. Reach has been making a positive impact in the lives of young Australians for nearly two decades.

 

Each year, Reach’s preventative programs are run for over 57,000 young Australians, in over 500 metropolitan and regional schools and communities across the country.

Reach participants are young people aged 10-18 years of age, in and outside of the school system. Anyone who wants to improve their self-confidence and get more from life is welcome at Reach. Reach also works with teachers and youth professionals, through their specialised teacher training, learning techniques to effectively engage with, and support their students.

All programs are delivered by the inspiring Reach Crew (aged between 15-25 years), who are experienced in effectively engaging participants and supporting them to improve self-belief, and to develop resilience and emotional-awareness. It’s been shown that developing these skills in adolescence can reduce serious problems faced later in life including depression, substance abuse, homelessness and suicide.

By creating ‘safe spaces’ and positive peer group experiences, Reach provides an environment where young people can truly discover who they are. Reach programs encourage young people to develop trust and openness, feel comfortable enough to express their concerns, discuss their aspirations and recognise that they’re not alone.

 
Thank you to all that attended the Gala Dinner in 2010. Not only did you enjoy a great night of networking, you helped us raise $21,077 for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation!

More on 2010 event...

Monies raised at the charity auction will go to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity protecting children from violence and its devastating effects.

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation's Cybersafety and Wellbeing Initiative aims to make cybersafety a normal part of every young person's life by equipping them to use technologies in ways that protect them from the associated risks. 

The development of the initiative is informed by a number of cybersafety experts from across Australia.  The first major focus of the initiative is to help schools to create a cultural norm of smart, safe and responsible use of communications technologies.  

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