Archive for the ‘Events’ Category


Tech of the Week

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This week we celebrate our tireless tech Tom Logistio, they build the Canadians nearly as tough as us Aussies because there is no stopping him.  A busy time for the Bright Black AV team with the AFL Cairns Presentation Dinner, CDRL Presentation Dinner, Australian Occupational Therapy, Australian Timeshare Holiday Ownership Conference, CAT Conference Dinner, Optus Gala dinner featuring the magical Cosentino, Australian Water Association Conference and Gala Dinner – this has been a team effort but without Tom dividing himself between Cairns & Port Douglas we would not have receiving the glowing thank you’s that have come through the office.

First to thank you and the team for Monday night.  Everything worked seamlessly (as expected) and Tom was absolutely brilliant to work with.  Thank you again.
Melissa Dunstan
Operations Manager
AFL Cairns 

Bright Black AV “Insuring” Vero have a successful event

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

It’s always terrific to get positive feedback, so when we received this email from Tony George regarding the Vero welcome function, I felt that it was definately worth posting.

Well Done! Go Team!!!

Hi Liam,

Thanks again for having us the other night mate. As I said, that is the best set up I’ve ever seen at the Sebel, and I’ve seen a few!!
Congrats to you and the team.
TONY GEORGE
TONY GEORGE ENTERTAINMENT

Bright Black AV – new premises!

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

To all our valued clients, suppliers and business colleagues,

Bright Black AV has a new home! Although we still have a little (a lot) of unpacking to do, we’re very pleased to announce that we have relocated to a brand new warehouse/office location at #4 Palm Ave, Cairns. Access is via either Scott or Spence St and we are excited about all the possibilities this new location has to offer.

We look forward to continuing to offer our trademark exemplary ‘service with a smile’ from our new home.

Bright Black AV new office from 1 July 2012

 

ICE, ICE Baby!

Monday, June 18th, 2012

It’s got absolutely nothing to do with 80′s rap sensation Vanilla Ice. (Phew…everyone breathes a sigh of relief.) It’s much cooler than that. So cool, in fact, that it’s ICE cold!

A drop in sweltering summer temperatures traditionally signals the beginning of the Nth QLD event season, but never in the history of Cairns have we had ICE in May, until now! ICE Australia Pty Ltd brought their consummate professionalism to Cairns for Cosmetex 2012. Delegates were welcomed at the Hilton Hotel for cocktails on Wednesday 2 May, conferencing was held at the Cairns Convention Centre, and the Gala Dinner was staged at the Cairns Cruise Liner Terminal on May 4.

We were delighted to be working with the team from ICE Australia, who deliver an exceptionally high standard of event. Take a look at the fabulous photos from the Gala Dinner courtesy of ICE Australia. Bright Black AV provided all AV & staging, along with event design and styling. Dein Perry’s TAP DOGS provided explosive entertainment on the night and Sydney musos THE SHY GUYS rocked the crowd until late.

 

 

Shiny Disco Balls!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

We had a ball (a shiny disco ball) up at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas from the 19th to the 24th of June working on a conference for Niagara Therapy. Port Douglas is such a beautiful location and the group enjoyed both on-site and off-site activities. The world renown “Flames of the Forest” is always a favourite location for conference groups visiting the Far North and is only a 15min bus ride away from the Sheraton.

The group got down and boogied disco-style on their final with a gala dinner and plenty of great music and dancing until the wee hours.

Cory was once again at the helm of this one & did a fantastic job as Project Manager. Love it when a plan comes together.  ;-)

Check out the giant shiny disco ball!!!

Shiny Disco Balls

Shiny Disco Balls

Party in pink

Party in pink

Mini-disco balls

Mini-disco balls

A healthy respect for a job well done – “Health Workforce”..

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

It’s always terrific to get positive (practically glowing) feedback from a client at the end of a conference or event. So when we received this email from Health Workforce regarding their conference held at the Novotel Resort Palm Cove at the end of June I felt that it was definately worth posting.

Cory put in some big hours during June and really raised the bar to ensure that his client had the best possible experience during their stay in Far North Queensland.

We’re all about SERVICE, SERVICE, SERVICE….and every client, big or small, deserves the absolute best. We go above and beyond the call to try and exceed our client’s expectations.

Well done Cory! Go Team!!!

I just wanted to write to you to thank Bright Black for their help at the AAMM 2011 Conference held on the weekend at the Novotel Rockford Palm Cove Resort.  I also wanted to let you know that Cory was amazingly helpful and often went above and beyond his duty to ensure things ran smoothly and I was as stress free as I could be.
I found Cory to be my lifeline for the weekend as the last thing I had to stress about was the AV.
I look forward to working with you all again in the future.
Regards,
Renee Dobbin - Project Officer
Medical Education & Training

A beautiful tropical Centrepiece.

A beautiful tropical Centrepiece.

Definately up to the “Challenge”!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

What an incredible experience Cairns Airport “Challenge Cairns 2010″ was! Not only was it fantastic to see Cairns looking it’s very best for the visiting athletes and spectators, but it was wonderfully uplifting to witness the spirit in which the entire region embraced this world-class USM event.

We were thrilled to be an integral part of “Challenge”. Suppling the AV and lighting for the event over it’s entirety. We got to see each and every leg of the event and we were also in the thick of things for the “Family Concert”, featuring Jessica Mauboy, along with the Awards and Presentation lunches and dinners.

We can’t wait for next year’s event!!!  (The boys have even promised me that they’ll wear lycra.  LOL)

The "Challenge" Diet

The "Challenge" Diet

The home stretch!

The home stretch!

The Winner!

The Winner!

Are you up for the Challenge? We are!!

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Team BBAV is in training for Challenge Cairns! Yep, we’re lacing up our running shoes & slipping into our spandex for one of the biggest sporting events in the history of the region.

Challenge Cairns will take place on 5th June 2011. Challenge Cairns Great Barrier Reef promises to attract some of the biggest names in long distance triathlon with its 100,000 Euro prize purse, the second richest in iron distance racing.

But it’s not just about the Triathlon…. there’s a Reef Swim, Fun Run, Lifestyle & Sporting Expo, Adventure Film Festival, Free Family Concert and more!!!  I’m so excited that I’m jogging on the spot as I type!

Team BBAV is proud to announce that we are the preferred supplier of AV for Challenge & can’t wait to get amongst the action!!!   (I just hope that our Techs look OK in lycra.)

Take the Challenge!!

Take the Challenge!!

A close encounter of the Royal kind..

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Now, Yours Truly (that’s me…the lovely young lady doing the typing) isn’t much of a royal-watcher. I’ll quite openly admit that I haven’t followed Kate & Williams courtship with bated breath. I didn’t call all my girlfriends for an extended analysis of the merits of the ring or Willy’s proposal, and I didn’t tune in to the royal nuptials and work my way through a box of Kleenex watching Kate stroll down the aisle. In fact, when it comes to the Royal Family I can pretty much take them or leave them.

BUT…….. when one of them pays a personal visit to our beautiful home town it’s a totally different story!

Yes, BBAV was front & centre for Prince William’s visit to Cairns when he spent a few hours at the new Cruise Liner Terminal meeting & greeting the many volunteers that helped our region through Cyclone Yasi.  Hosted by Cairns Regional Council, we provided the AV & lighting for the event, and Tiger & Tom from the BBAV Tech Team had the pleasure of ensuring that the Mayor & his Royal Highness could communicate with the massive crowd.

Have I mentioned that Tiger isn’t known for his photographic skills?? I also don’t think that this would be the Prince’s preferred angle for publicity shots….  ;-)

Prince William visits Cairns in the wake of Cyclone Yasi

Prince William visits Cairns in the wake of Cyclone Yasi

Mayor Val & her Prince

Mayor Val & her Prince

Just a small part of the huge crowd that gathered to meet his RH

Just a small part of the huge crowd that gathered to meet his RH

The Barramundi are beautiful at night at Novotel Resort Palm Cove..

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

It was our pleasure to assist the fabulous team from Novotel Palm Cove with a recent client Familiarisation visit (FAMIL). On their final night in paradise the guests enjoyed dinner in the Novotel’s famous “Barramundi Room”.

We were in the mood for a little oriental magic…..

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room

Novotel Palm Cove - Barramundi Room