Thursday, April 19, 2012

James O"Loghlin MC & Speaker for PeSA Gala Charity Dinner


James O'Loghlin

Comedian and Media Personality (MC Gala Charity Dinner)

James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's leading comedians and media personalities.

Since 2004 he has hosted ‘The New Inventors’ on ABC TV. From 2002 to 2006 he hosted ‘The Evening Show’ on 702 ABC Sydney and ABC Local Radio around NSW and the ACT.  James’ background as a commercial and criminal lawyer blended with his live and broadcast comedy has helped him become a talented and versatile comedian, entertainer and communicator.

James began performing stand-up comedy in 1990 and has performed thousands of times around Australia, and been a regular guest on virtually every national television program that has  guests who think they are funny and/or clever on it, from ‘Good News Week’ and ‘Rove Live’ to ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Lateline’

James O'Loghlin is a sought after corporate performer. His experience and versatility mean he can easily assume the role of MC, facilitator, moderator, panellist, after dinner speaker, corporate comedian and debater. He speaks regularly on Creativity and Innovation.

He is the author of ‘Umm…a Complete Guide to Public Speaking’, and he teaches and coaches public speaking. He is currently writing a book on Work/Life Balance and speaks on this subject as well.
James is very funny, but is also able when appropriate to be serious. One of his strengths is the ability to have an audience laughing one minute and thinking the next.

He has written and hosted his own television shows, and written and performed several popular live comedy shows, including "Lawyer Lawyer", about his 8 years as a corporate and criminal lawyer. I am so pleased to have James as our MC & Speaker for the 2012 PeSA Gala Charity Dinner

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger to speak at PeSA Internet Conference.

Media Release
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Ecommerce expert from US fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger to speak at PeSA Internet Conference.

Adding to an exciting line-up of exceptional online retail talent, the annual PeSA Internet Conference 2012 has secured US ecommerce specialist Jared Blank, of international fashion brand Tommy Hilfiger , as a keynote speaker.
Jared will be sharing (with the 600+ audience) his insights into the challenges and opportunities for fashion brands in the online space. This includes the experience of Tommy Hilfiger selling via leading marketplace eBay and sharing what he’s learned in the process of re-developing Tommy Hilfiger’s ecommerce platform.
“Jared will have true cutting-edge insight to offer our audience” says Phil Leahy from Internet Conference. “We have a lot of online talent in our Australian speakers, but it’s generally acknowledged the US online market is a few years ahead of Australia, which is why we always bring out several international speakers to the annual PeSA Internet Conference.”

Jared Blank is the Vice-President of E-Commerce for the brand. Prior to joining Tommy Hilfiger in 2004, he was the Senior Travel Analyst at Jupiter Research. Previously, he was a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting, focusing on supply chain management and strategic marketing. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earned an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
There are over sixty content sessions at Internet Conference, with keynote speakers from eBay, PayPal, Magento and Australia Post, plus leading online Australia entrepreneurs including:
  • Ruslan Kogan – Founder and CEO of and Australia’s wealthiest entrepreneur under 30.
  • Gabby Leibovich – Co-founder of Scoopon and Catch of the Day.
  • Paul Greenberg – Co-founder of 

The PeSA Internet Conference runs May 31-June 2 at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. Registrations for the 2.5 day event are only $495. A full exhibition accompanies the  PeSA Internet Conference. 

For further information, a media pass to the event, or to arrange an interview with Jared, contact: KimberlyPalmer, Brazen Productions, 0403 937 347 or NeroliBourke on 0438 389 172 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

David (Dave) Jenks R.I.P.

On the night of Jim Stynes funeral Dave Jenks passed on. Today I am attending Daves funeral.

Dave Jenks RIP 25/8/61 -  27/3/12

I first met Dave Jenks in 2003 when he started showing up at St. Kilda bowling club. I quickly warmed to Jenks - it was hard not too. He became interested in the game and was roped into playing for St. Kilda.  I lent him my first set of bowls that were given to me by my late grandfather. Jenk’s ended up using them for a few years and had them re-stamped so they were legal to play with. I cherish my first set of bowls and will never sell them and I am proud that Jenks was a custodian.

Some called him an angry man. Sure he occasionally barked but very rarely bit. When he did bite, Dave bit of more than he could chew. Dave never challenged a lighter weight.
 I found him warm and accommodating.  He was rebellious and non-conformist, well read and travelled. He cared more for play and adventure than work. Jenks was competitive, caring and an artistic rogue.  Jenks lived his life his way, tragically deciding to end his life.  He is going to be sadly missed by his family and friends.

One constant for me was when I was at St. Kilda Bowling club there was a great possibility of sharing a drink or bowl with Dave which was something that I always enjoyed. I will miss his funny dry wit and his warm smile.

When people who are around you that you love suddenly die, some people regret that they did not tell the person that they loved them. I will never have that regret with Jenks.

I told him constantly.

RIP mate.