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Steve Romer takes on role as General Manager of The Events Centre Caloundra

Steve Romer takes on role as General Manager of The Events Centre Caloundra
July 6, 2020

Former Chief Operating Officer of Byron Bay’s Bluesfest, Steve Romer, has commenced in the role of General Manager of The Events Centre Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.

Prior to Bluesfest, Romer was Chief Executive of the Venue Management Association Asia Pacific (VMA) and a former General Manager of the Sydney Entertainment Centre (SEC) responsible for the venues live music concerts, family shows, corporate events, and sporting events.

During Romer’s tenure the SEC was ranked the #2 arena in the world by global industry magazine Billboard.

Prior to this he held various management roles including Director of Operations at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Chief Executive of Blacktown International Sports Park, Director of Operations at Dreamworld, and Show and Entertainment Manager at Sea World.

Romer (pictured) has served on many industry Boards including nine years on the VMA Board (the last three years as President), three years on the Board of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), five years on the Board of the Talent Development Project (TDP) a professional program nurturing the creative talents of aspiring artists in their entertainment careers, and most recently four years on the Board of HOTA (Home of the Arts - Gold Coast).

In 2012 Steve was named VMA’s Venue Professional of the Year.

Tim Dwyer, Chair of The Events Centre (TEC) Caloundra, welcomed Romer’s appointment, commenting “on behalf of the Board we are thrilled to have Steve as our new General Manager and look forward to his leadership, skills and experience in shaping the future of the TEC.”

Dwyer also gave a heartfelt thanks to retiring TEC General Manager Gary Mears, who, he said, had provided “outstanding leadership and many significant contributions over the past seven years”.

Romer started in the role as of Monday 29th June.

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