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Mastering Event Organisation, Community Engagement, & Commercialising Space

9 April @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

FWA Community Manager Series

Step into the world of exceptional event organisation and community engagement with our upcoming online event! Join us as we delve into the art and science of creating impactful experiences and fostering strong community engagements.

Event Description:

Featuring distinguished speakers Gawin Fernando, the Co-Founder & Head of Commercial at Creative Cubes, and Jane Semple, the Director of Goodie Group, this event is your gateway to mastering the essentials of successful event planning and execution.

Gawin Fernando and his team at Creative Cubes are renowned for spearheading innovative projects and initiatives within the coworking space industry. They have hosted high-profile celebrity Fire-Side chats with members (including Shaquille O’Neal from the NBA!).

Jane Semple, representing Goodie Group, brings a wealth of knowledge in sustainable catering and creating exceptional customer experiences. Gain insights from their expertise in hospitality and learn how to elevate your events with unforgettable culinary experiences.

Explore dynamic topics across four engaging segments:

1. Strategic Event Planning: Discover the power of intentionality, preferred scheduling, and community manager expectations for crafting memorable events.

2. Elevating Attendee Engagement: Uncover innovative strategies such as ice breakers, collaborative promotions with producers, and lead generation tactics to boost attendance and participation.

3. Catering Excellence: Navigate the intricacies of catering, including quantity management, budget optimisation, and empowering members to collaborate seamlessly with producers.

4. Monetising Event Spaces: Learn the art of transforming your event spaces into revenue-generating assets through tailored packages, effective promotion strategies, and value-added benefits for community members.

Join us for an immersive experience that will enhance your professional development, enrich your workspace with invaluable knowledge, and leave you with actionable takeaways to produce quality and engaging events.

Do you think this topic might be valuable to someone in your workplace? Feel free to share it with them and join us for a fun discussion. We always learn better when we’re in it together!

Date: Tuesday, 9 April | Time: 10:30am – 11:30am AEDT | Location: Zoom


Sharing experience, knowledge and best practice in the flexible and coworking workspaces industry together with you.

We look forward to seeing you there!

– Rebecca, Donna and Sam – FWA Community Managers Forum

FREE for members, guests will be $50.

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What is the Community Manager series?

The Community Managers series, a thoughtfully curated collection of online events, has been crafted by community managers for community managers. It serves as a dedicated platform for those, like yourself, working on the front lines with clients/members. This network provides a space to meet, learn, and grow.

Meet our panel speaker: Gawin Fernando

Gawin Fernando (better known as Gav) is the Co-Founder and Head of Commercial for CreativeCubes.Co and MicDrop. Event Spaces, leading the charge in creating dynamic environments for work and events. With a Bachelor of Business from Monash University, Gav’s journey into the world of entrepreneurship was catalysed by his eagerness to change the narrative on what the day in the life of an office worker could be.

Throughout his career, Gav has amassed a collection of accolades, including multiple prestigious awards such as the WWPC Excellence and Quantum Elite awards for international trade, as well as the National Vodafone VHA award. CreativeCubes.Co has also secured numerous “Great Place to Work” recognitions and Melbourne Design Awards for every CreativeCubes.Co location. Notably, his team’s ventures have also been recognised as one of the top 100 innovative companies in Australia by The Australian.

Gav and his team are known for spearheading innovative projects and initiatives. They have hosted high-profile celebrity Fire-Side chats with members (including Shaquille O’Neal from the NBA!), pioneered an Australian First collaboration with Peloton to integrate Peloton’s cycling experience into co-working spaces, and by partnering with Outbound, introduced Australia’s first EV car-sharing solution within a co-working environment.

Outside of his professional endeavours, Gav maintains a balanced lifestyle. He is passionate about basketball, golf, and fitness, reflecting his commitment to holistic well-being.

With a track record of excellence and a passion for innovation, Gav continues to shape the landscape of co-working and event spaces, embodying a vision of dynamic, collaborative work environments for the future.