Philip Black Appointed Director of Sales and Marketing

3rd December 2008

Philip Black has been promoted to the position of Director of Sales & Marketing for the Staging Connections Group. Most recently Philip was Staging Connections' Director of Venues and prior to that Director of Strategic Relationships and was responsible for managing the team that secured the Atlantis Palm Jumeriah venue services contract in the UAE. He also led the bid teams responsible for securing long term Group partnership deals with leading five star hotels including Starwood, Hyatt, Tabcorp and Crown.

Starting his career in the law, Philip joined Staging Connections in 2001 in a technical capacity and through the Company’s rigorous venues based training programs he progressed to the roles of Technical Event Manager, Venue Sales Executive and Venue Services Manager before being appointed National Venue Business Development Manager. While working hands on in venues, Philip supervised the event staging for many large shows as in-house manager at Star City Hotel and Casino.

Philip’s intimate knowledge of the hospitality industry and his many years of experience in venue services in a technical and management capacity has enabled Staging Connections to expand its venue outsourcing model. Today the model is in operation in 80 five star venues in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, China and Dubai.

As Group Director of Sales and Marketing Philip will link all sales and marketing activities and work closely with and leverage the expertise within Staging Connections’ local and regional operations into each and every event. He will also continue to work with and support Staging Connections’ local and international venues teams as they continue to rollout the venue services model.

"I am delighted to take on the role of Director Sales and Marketing for Staging Connections. I will continue to manage Staging Connections’ venues services operations and I am looking forward to linking our sales and marketing activities to drive efficiency and better value for our business and our customers."