At Sold Out Events, our team are certainly no strangers to travel whether it be domestically or internationally. It’s a constant logistical routine of airports, buses and road trips.
In fact, our team spends so much time on the road delivering world-class events and activations they’ve racked up some impressive stats. Take the recent Team Australia national celebrations tour which celebrated our Commonwealth Games medallists and athletes, for example. Our team visited eight cities in eight days and travelled over 16,000km around Australia in that time.
During February, our staff delivered events in every state and territory in Australia while delivering the major event celebrations for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queen’s Baton Relay.
It’s safe to say we spend more time on the road than in the office, but thanks to technology we can perform our job anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night.
Since the beginning of May, the Sold Out Event’s crew have been visiting locations all over the world for working holidays, because let face it, “when you love what you do, you never work a day” as they say. We’ve been in South Africa, Europe and the United States of America.
For our CEO Thomas Staunton and Managing Director Kim Voss, the constant travel to ensure Sold Out Events’ presence continues to be felt in the international events market is never-ending. Thomas spent a total of 36hrs at home in the past 3 months.
Their next stop is the Major Events Summit in Liverpool England, 27-28 June, where they will collaborate with other international event organisations and share their event knowledge, followed by the CONFEX Future Focus exhibition in Manchester early July.
While the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is still wrapping up, there’s no rest, as we focus on the next games which are just over four years away. So Thomas and Kim are heading to Birmingham to meet with organisers of the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
After establishing a new relationship with Longines and the successful delivery of their sponsorship program for GC2018, our team will be visiting the watch-makers’ head office in Switzerland for a full debrief.
Thomas and Kim will finish up their international travel in Paris where they will begin to look at preparations for the 2024 Olympic Games.