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Otium Planning Group and Parkdale Amber combine to deliver events strategy partnership

Otium Planning Group and Parkdale Amber combine to deliver events strategy partnership
October 28, 2019

Leading facility development consultancy the Otium Planning Group Pty Ltd has announced a collaborative partnership with multi-sport, e-sport and recreational projects managers Parkdale Amber.

Introducing the parntership, Peter Stewart, Managing Director of Parkdale Amber, commented "we are so pleased to be re-entering the Australian market in partnership with such a well-regarded organisation as Otium.

“The events industry worldwide generates billions of dollars that, if properly managed, can make enormous contributions to local communities. We hope that our global experience, combined with Otium’s local understanding, will allow us to provide a valuable service to Australian and New Zealand tourism and local Government agencies".

Stewart and his team have extensive experience in large scale, high profile, global projects, with Parkdale Amber has led large multidisciplinary teams in locations as widespread as the UK, China, India, Singapore, PNG, Australia, the Pacific Islands and Africa. He has held senior roles in Olympic, Commonwealth and Regional Games for both government and local organising committees and is used to working in high profile public environments where the local community has a strong emotional link and a vested interest in the outcomes.

The new partnership will provide access for local and state governments, regional tourism authorities and other organisations to develop or enhance their strategic approach to events.

The Events Strategy planning team from Parkdale Amber and Otium Planning Group can:

• Map the current event environment in your city/region
• Link your Events Strategy to your Corporate Strategic Plan
• Develop an Event Assessment Tool for your specific needs
• Help you to establish a continuous improvement approach to events
• Identify appropriate events for your city/region
• Engage the support of local community groups and businesses
• Design an Event Partnership Program that matches your needs
• Prepare and document your complete Events Strategy

For more information click here to view Otium Planning's contact details in their listing in the Australasian Leisure Management Supplier Directory.

Image shows action from the Australian Paralympic Youth Games, an event managed by Parkdale Amber.

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