Maple Event Group is a Melbourne-based, family-owned event group with two stunning event venues (Leonda By The Yarra and Fenix Events). The company has one clear goal: to consistently deliver exceptional experiences to clients and their guests. Carly Cohen and her hus- band, Eric Cohen, passionately wanted to work together, but they also wanted to make sure that they had time to spend with their children. They started their own company, and they have strived to create a workplace where people enjoy coming to work and feel engaged in what they are doing. Maple Event Group has been recognised for their excellence in hospitality, customer service, and as one of Australia’s great places to work.
Claire Harrison is the Founder and Managing Director of Harrisons, a flourishing HR consulting business that sprouted in 2009 from Claire’s passionate belief that inspiring leaders and superstar employees are the key success factor to any business. With over 20 years’ experience, Claire has worked as a HR Director of multi-national organisations, as a Non-Executive Board Director, and a small business owner. Claire’s corporate career includes working with companies such as BHP, Westpac, Fonterra and Mayne Nickless.