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The 2019 Dexar Convention

Each year the team have the pleasure of working on a three-day conference in some of Australia’s most beautiful locations.

The 2019 Dexar Convention, held in the gorgeous setting of Kingscliff, in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, challenged the team to provide AV across three separate and unique venues, after carefully transporting all production equipment from Sydney on an 8-tonne truck.

Eight technical staff from Canberra, Sydney, the Central Coast and Brisbane, were brought in to assist with the production, led by Senior Production & Account Manager, George Kastoun. The team provided all production across the venues including, Vision, Sound, Draping, Staging, Logistics and all production equipment.

The 250 pax event, held across three venues – Babalou (Welcome Party), Fins at Plantation House (Jungle Party) and Peppers Salt Resort & Spa (Convention) – each required a different look and feel; the team carefully planned the equipment taken up to deliver this. Features to ‘wow’ guests included a game show with light up podiums which buzzed when contestants struck them, dance floors, coloured up lighting in the trees and in/outdoor entertainment.

With only 3-months preparation, the team delivered an exceptional event experience.

“The care and the passion you have shown for this event is without compare. And we thank you for ensuring sponsors had power, that the room lighting looked incredible and the little touches that made the difference. We could not put on an event of that calibre without an AV team that was as committed as we are.”

“The team were so professional, so dedicated, and passionate. You also have such gorgeous hearts and souls. Once again, it has been a pleasure to see you work your AV magic to deliver us a high quality event, loved by all.”

“Your team are simply the best at whatever you do. Your level of knowledge and expertise is unmatched, but where you all constantly excel is your communication, dedication and service focus … plus you are great blokes.”

Many thanks to our client for their considerate and welcomed words of appreciation. It was our pleasure – looking forward to the next one. From the Austage Team!


25 – 27 August 2019


Babalou, Fins at Plantation House, and Peppers Salt Resort & Spa Kingscliff, NSW




Jayson De Abreu, Director, Austage Events

Jayson De Abreu


Jayson has been in the Audio-Visual Industry for over 20 years. Throughout Australia and across the Asia Pacific Region, there are not many premier venues that he has not worked in.

Starting as a junior technician in the first Austage warehouse on Mitchell Road Jayson has had the pleasure of witnessing and contributing to the Austage Events business as it grew from its early beginnings, to the national brand it is today. Jayson has literally lived and breathed live events for most of his life. Having been raised in and around the theatre industry as a child, watching his parents Joe and Colleen work across all the theatres in Sydney. From his family’s deep history in theatre and audio-visual events, Jayson has seen the technology shift from the days of Slide Projection and Graphic Sets through to the Ultra High Definition realm of projection and mapping we find ourselves in today. Supported by excellent teams of technicians (his brothers in arms) in each office across Australia, Jayson has the rewarding job of working with Australia’s leading minds in the Event Industry.

He is grateful and proud of the diligent work achieved by all Austage Events employees, maintaining the high standards set by his mentor and father Joe De Abreu. Jayson passionately supports Chelsea Football Club and loves his Holden V8s.