Testimonials

"The team at Event Essentials and Connect Entertainment are a pleasure to work with! Their positive, can-do attitudes and ability to work with complete transparency meant that I knew I could trust them from the start and they didn’t let me down. Despite several last minute curveballs on a major premiere event Jaci, Vanessa and Matt all maintained the utmost professionalism and remained focused on solutions, not problems and I look forward to working with them again soon."

Meilin Potter - National Publicity & Strategic Events Manager - Universal Pictures International Australasia

"Events created by Connects Jaci Testro are of the highest calibre. Production, planning, negotiating, forging and cementing relationships, are all part of the process in putting together the highest quality functions a company could expect. Jaci is a delight to work with - no stone is left unturned with her creative flair contributing to her genius. Year after year, Jaci continues to amaze FOXTEL by producing the most amazing and creative events. All events that have experienced Jaci's unique touch and individual approach result in the function being spectacular."

Ms. Kate St. Clair - Events Manager - FOXTEL

"Thanks so much for all your help Jaci - couldn't have gotten these rates or been able to manage the logistics without all your work."

Mr. David Reece - Trade Marketing Manager - MyCareer.com.au

"The Arts Centre is fortunate to consider you as part of the 'family' and we felt secure in the knowledge that the event and reputation of the Arts Centre were in good hands."

Ms. Mel Robertson – Production Manager - Victoria Arts Centre

"I would like to thank you sincerely for your help in casting extras for the 5 telemovies produced thus far. The requests have been a little difficult at times and I do appreciate your efforts in providing people who have contributed in making these telemovies successful productions."

Ms. Nikki Longstaff - Crawford Productions

"The team seem to be able to do anything in relation to event management - from venue requisitions and logistics strategies, negotiating the best deals with food and beverage suppliers, venue and stage design, audio visual requirements, talent and entertainment coordination to managing RSVP’S and mail outs. They are always friendly, professional and available!"

Ms. Erin Jameson – National Publicity Manager - Village Roadshow Films

"On behalf of the Director and the staff of Perma Australia Pty Ltd, I would like to thank you for the outstanding entertainment and coordination of our 30th birthday. The night was perfect! We couldn't have wished for anything better other then the fact that those who couldn't make it missed experiencing such a wonderful night. Your attention to detail and depth of experience made for a every enjoyable and successful night, which ran smoothly."

Mr. Brendan Homes – National Sales Director - Perma Australia

"Your contribution and creativity was pivotal to the overall objection of the evening, to create a memorable and exciting launch for the 1997 Travel Incentive Destination."

Ms. Sue Thornton – Production Manager - Eventures

"We have had nothing but 'Thank you's' and ‘Congratulations' since the National Flower Centre's Second Annual Foundation Dinner. We would like to pass these thanks on to you in appreciation of your hard work, which resulted in a spectacular performance and a great evening had by all. We want you to know how much we have appreciated all the extra effort you put in. Well Done! I hope we have the opportunity to work together again soon."

Mr. Ralph Kerle – Managing Director  - Eventures

"On Behalf of the Melbourne Tourism Authority THANK YOU for your tremendous support in the build up and delivery of the Dreamtime 94. We certainly appreciate the sweat and tears that have gone into planning and putting together such a programme."

Mr. Michael Williams – Director of Sales - Melbourne Tourism Authority

"Just a short note to say how much we appreciated your effort on the June 98 Nike Conference. The fashion parade (for want of a better term, because it was much more intense than a parade) was simply sensational. The music was brilliantly chosen to be exactly complementary to our product overall and the grand finale using our five dots theme was breathtaking."

Mr. Tim Rolfe - Producer - Nike (G.T.P.)

"This is just a brief note to say a very big .... THANK YOU for all the time and effort you put into our first, Mouseworks Luncheon. We believe the event went very well and the models were a real hit - well at least that's what our male guests are telling us!!!!"

Ms. Simone Larmer – Accounts Manager - The Walt Disney Company

"Jaci, I realise how much work and organisation went into what you did for us - the effort that you and Mark put into making the night a huge success was much appreciated. Thanks Again....."

Ms. Nedra Kriekenbeek - Challenge Cancer Support Network

"As a representative of Guinness World Records I have attended many major, record-breaking events around the globe, including in London, New York City, Paris and throughout Australia and New Zealand. Very few have been as well organised, as exciting and as much fun as the event that you put together for McDonald's. Congratulations to the staff of Connect Entertainment and to the 446 McDonald's Assistant Managers who are now the proud holders of a Guinness World Record."

Chris Sheedy - Australia/New Zealand Representative - Guinness World Records

"On behalf of all the management, crew and cast of Universal Studios Japan, I say "Thank you"! I look forward to working together on many upcoming projects as USJ launches into its very bright future."

Mr. Mike Davis - Senior Vice President - Universal Studios Japan

"While some people may wait a life time to do it, the team which went onto Los Angeles the next day can add a special line to their list of credits: They've played LAS VEGAS! Take a bow team, take a bow Jaci, you were great."

Mr. John-Michael Howson – Jervois Productions

"Thanks you again for helping us put it all together. I hope you enjoyed being a part of it."

Mr. Craig Graham – Producer ‘This is your Life’ - Nine Network Australia

"We have always found Jaci's management & coordination of our events to be exceptional, professional, efficient and timely."

Mr. Matthew Evans – Group Sales Manager - Channel Nine

"This is to just say Thank You so much for making the 1995 Player Party a success. With your assistance and great effort, our expectations in making this year's party a great one was certainly achieved."

Ms. Gianna La Grua – Tournament Coordinator - Ford Australian Open

"Thanks for your support at the Nissan QDA Awards Night. Your dancers performed most admiralty under somewhat trying conditions. Your pleasant manner and smile certainly made my night easier and I look forward to the next time we work together."

Mr. Paul Downey – Marketing Manager - The Events Centre

 

 

"Our national New Orleans launch was a great success, which was contributed by your organisation's involvement. The Events Centre's reputation was enhanced by the professional assistance we received from you and we look forward to working with you the near future."

Ms. Sue Mooney - Director - The Events Centre

"I have been asked by the Board of Directors to write and express our gratitude to you and your team of dancers for the great job you did in promoting the E.C.Y Streetwear name and logo at the recent Esprit Trust Fund birthday celebrations."

Mr. Chris Ellard – Chief Executive Officer - Ecy Streetwear

"The expertise and consideration to detail by your company, which has been displayed throughout our dealings with you - culminating in the show on Wednesday night - has been much appreciated. We look forward to dealing with you again and wish you well in the future."

Ms. Sandy Boyd – State Manager - John Danks & Son

"Dear Jaci, What a show! Not only was the Esprit Winter 1992 Launch a huge success but also the talk of the town. This was due to the hard work and expertise of you and the dancers. The attached letter from the Age says it all. Thank you again Jaci - we look forward to working with you in the near future."

Ms. Christina Jeresursk & Ms. Lisa Jane Ryan – Public Relations - Esprit

"By sharing your talent with us and donating your time and energy for the kids; you have helped the Appeal to raise over eight million dollars- a record amount! I look forward to working with you again in the future."

Mr. Graeme Rowland – Executive Producer ‘Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal’ - Channel Seven

"From the Victorian AIDS Council party team, we would like to thank you for all the time and effort that you have contributed to making the PRIDE party the huge success that it was."

Mr. Colin Krycer - Victorian Aids Council Inc.

"Vanessa was a complete pleasure to collaborate with when working on an event for one of the biggest brands in the world.  Her attention to detail was outstanding and her desire to ensure the client had an outstanding experience was exemplary.  We work with many event managers and she made the process seamless and simple."

Monica Dolso - SongDivision General Manager Australia - Song Division

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