(61) 2 9436 0232 info@conceptevents.com.au

Over 75 Years Combined Experience


Mark Wallage

Owner and Creative Director

Mark has been producing major events for over 25 years. Holding a BA with a double major in Psychology, he has created dazzling opening ceremonies for international Conferences throughout Australia and Asia, often incorporating complex video and film sequences.

Mark is known for his skill as a live event director and show caller, and was employed in that role for the Sydney & Beijing Olympics; the Melbourne Commonwealth Games; and the Asian Games in Doha in 2006. Mark is recognized as one of Australia’s leading award show producers and is often called to speak at industry events on the topic.

Some of Mark’s many career highlights include:

  • Presentation Manager – Sydney Olympics / Paralympics
  • ITTP World Championships (Sydney)
  • Goodwill Games,
  • Commonwealth Games (Melbourne)
  • Asian Games (Qatar)
  • and most recently the Beijing Olympics

Susan Contempree

General Manager, Conferences & Events

Susan has been managing events for over 25 years for a variety of clients, ranging from small national events of 100 delegates to large international meetings of 5,000. Susan brings this level of expertise to the whole CEM team, ensuring team development and staff growth.

Nicole Robertson

Conference Coordinator

Nicole has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Tourism Management and over 15 years’ experience working on Association Conferences particularly in the Medical Sector. She has managed conferences for up to 1000 delegates and created themed awards dinners for 500 attendees. Her expertise is in committee and program development, along with speaker, accommodation and supplier management.

Belinda King

Conference Coordinator

Belinda has worked in the event industry for over 15 years. She began working on outdoor music events and touring festivals for indigenous and non-indigenous school children in remote areas of Australia. For the past 12 years she has worked on conferences, predominantly for the pharmaceutical and health industries. Belinda has a Diploma of Event Management.

Rachael Elsworth

Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager

Rachael is an events professional with over 15 years experience. For the past 10 years she has worked specifically in Sponsorship and Exhibition. Rachael has excellent relationship building and stakeholder management skills and has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Leisure Management.

Valerie Gowen

Financial Controller

Valerie is a qualified Financial Controller with over 20 years’ experience in the meetings and events industry. As well as managing CEM’s financial affairs, Val assists in budget preparation and GST matters for a wide variety of conferences under CEM management

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Phone Number

(61) 2 9436 0232


Level 2, 60-62 Willoughby Road
Crows Nest NSW 2065
PO Box 1179, Crows Nest 1585

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