Comments: these recommendations come from the attendees

Comments from attendees and clients from the past six years


“Thank you for assisting us with our proposal’s methodology – it worked! We now have a three year contract for major events with the city”
Peter Mousaferiadis MD, PAN Event Entertainment

Training and Workshops – event project management, risk management for events, event feasibility

Workshops 2015

“Just to say thanks a lot for the knowledge given us during the Event Management training and, for more knowledge and ideas you are willing to share with us as per subject. This is a brilliant idea that is feasible in Liberia.  

Cheers!”   Veronica Titi  Tarplah-Badio

“We are sincerely grateful for the knowledge you passed unto us and we can boldly say we all are Even Management Professions in Liberia. I do believe with the knowledge gained and with our collective efforts, we can develop our ideas into a practical event.

Wish to have another opportunity to learn from you again.”  Roseline Menden

“Your mail is well received with thanks and appreciation. Furthermore, your suggestions are well taken and noted. Let me strongly express our candid satisfaction on the training deliverables. As it relates to the formation of the Association, Very soon we will be gathering to brainstorm  on the way forward. Thanks”  Robert George

“Thank you for your professional presentation of the Course. “Events Management”. You have started to lead in the direction we should go of the tips below. Thanks again!” Peter D. Hne


“Thanks for the knowledge shared and your effort is highly appreciated.” Loria Clarke


Workshops 2014

February Ontario Canada, Event Project Management

I wanted to thank you for imparting your knowledge on us, it certainly would have been worthwhile to have spent more time together. Janet, Coordinator Milton, Canada

Your session was excellent. I often have trouble showing how the work we do is indeed project management so the tools you shared helps me better demonstrate that. Plus I’m looking to get my PMP designation soon so I have no doubt your session helped. Looking forward to keeping in contact. Dan Di Ruscio Event Coordinator, Richmond Hill, Canada

I enjoyed your teachings and your interesting experiences. Mike, Co-ordinator of Festivals and Events City of Burlington

Thank you very much for this, saves us a ton of trouble. Loved your presentation, very helpful. Helder, Dubas West

I truly learned a lot from your workshop. Duane and I are implementing the strategies we learned today and are also working on a new event. We will let you know how it all goes. Alisha, Community Centre

I wanted to thank you again for coming to FEO and providing us with invaluable information and tools that I know I will use presently and in the future. Natalie Tilbury

Thank you for a great session! You did a great job of combining theory and hands on….. a good example for me personally as I’m teaching. Catherine, Teacher of event management at Conestoga College.

January, Wheeling West Virginia, USA

I have really enjoyed you as an instructor. You have definitely made this year so much more interesting and helpful. Becca Innis Newman Sponsorship & Advertising Coordinator USMC USA

Just getting all my stuff organized and filed from the whirlwind of last week! Wanted to let you know that all the files you sent have been very helpful and have made me feel much more organized, prepared and able to easily incorporate ideas, forms, concepts, etc., coming off the Events Management School. Thanks for your hard work, for thinking on your feet, and for your wealth of knowledge Had fun! Sara Borger Special Events Coordinator Town of Belleair Recreation Department USA

Workshops 2012,2013

A very good learning experience. I can’t wait to implement this in my next events Sami, Senior Event Coordinator , Star Events Bahrain

Mahalo! It was a wonderful and enlightening class. Nalani K. Brun Economic Development Specialist IV-Tourism, Hawaii

Thanks for the presentation material and worksheets. The class was well presented and covered a lot of important topics from a perspective that I have not seen before. It was very informative for me. Matt Cranford Fair Manager San Mateo County Fair, USA

It’s always so wonderful to be an attendee in your lecture. You bring so much knowledge to everyone you meet. Judith Martin, CFEE course in USA, Denver

Outstanding knowledge on event management and was able to communicate this through an unlimited number of examples, He was able to engage people from many different backgrounds Melanie Doel, flydubai, Event Manager, Dubai UAE

An expert with a unique way to deliver info! Noah Fahad RICEC, Project Manager, Saudi Arabia

A great learning event! Made me think of opportunities to expand and grow. You can’ beat Bill’s expedience Priceless! Ardy Roberto Salt and Light, Phillipines

Workshops 2011

‘It gave me the the keys to manage the event and the details to work on it’ Eimen Al-Qasemi, Abu Dhabi Airport Corporation

‘I learned new techniques in event management. But most importantly how to structure my work/thoughts and document in a professional manner.’ Talal Al Mansoor, Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company.

‘This course was worth every dollar and much more’ Funmi, Nosurprise Events, Nigeria

Workshops 2010

‘It was an excellent chance to share the experience between participants’ Mr. Sultan Al Amri Oman L.N.G. LLC. Oman

‘ Great event, great course great organisation, great presenter, thanks a lot’ Mr. Qais Mohammad Al Marzouqi Event Management Public Relation Officer Tawam Hospital U.A.E.

‘ I’ll come back for another course, excellent organisation, not boring, keeping everyone attention- the most important issue. Well Done!’ Ms. Ghada Darwish External Affairs Executive Qatar Science & Technology Park Qatar

‘a wonderful event, a great course’ Mr. Mutaz Qarem Project Manager Zain – Jordan Jordan

‘Perfect’ Mr. Faisal Al Yazeedi Economic Researcher Department of Economic Development U.A.E.

‘Very practical information based on real projects and life experience. Focus on examples from the area but with international experience’ Ms. Muhra Rashed Al Muhairi Department of Municipal Affairs U.A.E.

‘I feel I can now organise the Olympics’ Mr. Omar Mohd. Al Busaidi Department of Municipal Affairs U.A.E.

‘A true learning experience’ Ms Sandra Kefayeh Assistant Manager Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development U.A.E

‘The value of the program comes from the rich practical experience of Bill’ . Samia Falimban Head of Events King Abdullah University of Science & Technology

‘Very informative and helpful, Event management training should be made mandatory for all the event industry in UAE’ , Minakshi Ahmad Ali Manager Events & Sponsorships Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank U.A.E.

‘An amazing course , 4 days went in a second, he was so smart by making it interesting’ Maha Haddad Events Coordinator King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Saudi Arabia

‘A highly informative course, very knowledgeable and interactive. The course speaker has excellent communication skills and very knowledgeable’ Feris Nassief Visit Coordinator King Abdullah University of Science & Technology Saudi Arabia

Workshops 2009

Thank you very much for such interesting course. We really appreciate your effort. I used to do and participate in organizing scientific meetings, workshops & conferences with gaining experiences of my seniors and colleagues. This course gave me the basic knowledge beside the experience of an outstanding expert (Bill) about event management. Again, thank you . Dr. Ismail, M.D. Prof. of Anesthesia, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt. Consultant Anesthesiologist, KFSH-D

thank you for having rich knowledgeable and at the same time enjoyable course Noor

Thank you for sending the spread sheets. The course was very useful to me. I learned a lot from your large experience. Abdullah

Welcome Mr. Bill Thanks for all of your efforts and we appreciated your help. Thanks again and we hope to attend another courses with you. We will develop our process and checklists according to yours. Hanadi Theiga CME Coordinator ( KFSH-D)

Workshops 2008

‘Very clear and easy to understand, very engaging and uses a variety of national and international examples.. Great course’ Helena Watts, Senior Marketing Manager, Ernst and Young
‘Engaging and interesting, I like how he uses real case studies from big and small events’ Cassi Powell, Events Manager, Questacon Science and Technology Centre
‘I liked the practical aspects particularly with regards to strategic planning and project management’ Krystle Tee, Australian Ethical Investments
‘Bill is interactive, charismatic, very knowledgeable and a good speaker.’ Sara Murray, Small Business Development Corporation
‘Content and quality of information and special characteristics of the speaker are all worth it’ Nisreen Al Dheyab Aldar Properties PJSC
‘Risk Management and staging were very helpful to me’ Greta Barakat, Nokia Siemens Networks
‘William is one of the best instructors and therefore the course was interesting. Have learned a lot and hopefully will use the knowledge effectively’ Sanya Kapasi Gulf Research Centre
“Your session provided an excellent discussion for us to ask questions and voice opinions. I have learned a great techniques and how to plan during our events taking into consideration the little details. The material you have distributed will be most helpful, and I look forward to have another training course with you. Thank you again for such an informative and pleasant course” Mona Chatlaf Mubadala Dev. Company
‘He’s very helpful. He listens to each candidate properly. Very good communication’ Fatima Dubai Aluminum Co
‘Excellent and a pleasure to have learned from. I look forward to his future workshops’ Erin O’Neill Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
‘It provides you with a systematic process that is applicable to not only events but any kind of projects!’ Riham Aboura Rasmila Investment
‘I will recommend it to me friend at Oman Ministry of Tourism’ Salma Al Tooqi Oman LNG
‘…I learnt a lot from Bill’s experience as well as from the other students- also it was fun and motivating’ Bianca Van Zundert Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Workshops 2007

The speaker was great. he was very insightful, interesting and ensured we understood all the explanations. Jessica Watson, Senior Marketing Executive Al Barari Firm Management LLC
The instructor is a guru, a real proforessional. Sahar Al Ali Emirates National Oil Company UAE
For someone doing events for 15 years, this taught me a lot and was very useful. Kevin Fernandes, Manager Events, Damac (Property) Group U.A.E
Bill is a great person, great teacher, Bill O’Toole is an institute by himself! Mr. Ahmed G. Zayour , Snr. PR & Events Officer, United Development Qatar,
Brilliant, light hearted, great anecdotes + past experiences+ interesting – wanted to hear more. Ms. Amber Burt, Event Manager, Jumeirah Group, U.A.E
A value added program which will reflect in the development of the organization. Ms. Suzanne Almani, Special Projects Executive, Limitless LLC., U.A.E.
Exceeded all expectations. Will definitely be of benefit to my current position. Mr Jason Plant Events Coordinator, South Bank Corporation, Australia
Interesting ‘life/fact based examples, Bill had personality – not boring Ms Cassandra Jamison, Liquor Compliance Office, Liquor Licensing, Australia
Thank you for such a good class. It was a pleasure to learn from you and with such funny and interesting stories it will be hard to forget. Nadia al-Sharif , Sponsorship & Events Executive
It was a wonderful experience and great learning opportunity Mohd. Kaiser Azad Community Management Emaar Properties

CDROM of information – available at workshops

“It’s all your fault! We won the business. Your package was and still is most helpful.” Carl Henrickson of Capital Celebrations USA,

List of companies and organizations – sent their staff for training:

In summary it represents the following industries: Hospitals, Banks, Mining Companies, Hotels, Pharmaceutical, Associations, Councils, Software companies, Government agencies, Unis and Colleges, Sporting groups, Manufacturing, Retail, Marketing, Consultancies, Tourism, Utilities, Maritime ……..

]W Marriott Hotel, Aayan Real Estate, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture, ADCB, Aldar Properties PJSC, All Nations Church, Woolgoolga, American Business Council, Anglicare North Coast, Asia Hrd Congress Sdn Bhd, AV Corporate, Barwa Real Estate, Bayer (SEA) , Business Event Productions, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Coastal Cinemas, Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Harbour Indigenous Co-Ordination Centre, Coffs Harbour Racing Club, Coffs Hotel, Court of the Crown Prince Bahrain, Crossroads hire, D’ Events, UAE Department of Civil Aviation, Desert Group, Draftfcb Sdn Bhd, Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Department of Finance & Deregulation, Department of Innovation Industry Science & Research, Questacon, Du, Dubai Aluminium Co. Ltd., Dubai Festival City, Dubai Maritime City, Dubai School of Government, Dunia Production, EFG-Hermes Holding (SAE), Egypt Oil Co., Elevate Events, Gulf Research Center, Harbourside Markets, HICC, Lancashire County Cricket Club, Royal Mail Group, Danish Tourist Board, Dundalk Inst. Of Technology, British Waterways, Irish Festival Events, East Lothian Council, Manchester Metropolitan University, Birmingham College of Food & Tourism, Belfast City Council, North Ayrshire Council, Dublin Institute of Technology, Yorkshire Event Company, Visit Scotland, West Lothian Council, Puck Fair Organising, Marks & Spencer, Visit Scotland, National Trust for Scotland, IG]obal Investment House, IIR Exhibitions, IIRME, Indosat, Institute for International Research, JLE Entertainment, Kafe Karibuni, Kencana Marine Sdn Bhd, Eventful, Eventscom, Pai Chai University, Events Warehouse, Kuwait National Petroleum Co., Linkviva Events, MAF Group of Co’s, McKinsey & Co, Motorola Asia pacific, Mubadala Development Co., Multimedia Development Corporation Sdn Bhd, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Newtrain, Nokia Siemens Networks , Oman LNG LLC., Path Solutions Sal., Pepsi Cola International Ltd., Qatar Foundation, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co., Rasmala Investments LLC., Relay for Life”, Rob Rowe Productions, Safe Party Squad, Saudi Arabian Mining Co., Small Business Development Corporat, Smart Holidays Away, Strategic Research & Imagery, Supreme Commission for Tourism, TAFE NSW, Technology Instruments Co.Ltd., Tecom Investments, The National Commercial Bank, The Thought Factory, United Real Estate Co., University of Western Australia, Vads Bhd, West Coast Eagles, Westin Dubai, Woolgoolga Art Group, Woolgoolga Curryfest, Alkhorayef Group, Alshallal theme park, Amid, C.A.adv, CCTA, Jeddah4x4, King Abdul Aziz University, Min of Education, Mwasem Group, Nestle, P.S.C., Pre One0, Priority Option Group, RGLLC, Rowad Media, Sami Advertising Agency, Saudi International Center Group, Tetchen,Vodafone Egypt Telecommunications SAE, Vodafone, Tawam Hospital, RAK Properties, Qatar Financial Centre Authority, Qanat Al Qasba, Prisme International, Philips Medical Systems, Orange, Oman Oil Marketing Co. Oman LNG, Marcom, ICT Qatar, Emirates National Oil Company, Dubai Healthcare City, Dept. of Tourism & Commerce Mktg. Damac Group, Court of the Crown Prince, American University of Sharjah, Al Noor Hospital/Medical Co., Al Barari Firm Management LLC, Abu Dhabi National Energy Co., Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Maldives National Shipping Limited, ABN Amro, Siemens Pte Ltd, The Walt Disney Co (Sea) Pte Ltd, Om Events Pte Ltd, Logicacmg Sdn Bhd, Emaar Properties PJSC., Global Investment House, Institute for International Research, Jumeirah Group, Thuringowa City Council, Riverfestival Brisbane, Royal Brisbane & Womens Hospital, The Australia & New Zealand School of Government, Flight Centre Ltd, Limitless LLC., National Bank of Kuwait SAK., Omniyat Property Development Corp., Profile Properties, Salam YITI, Saudia Catering, Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Dvpt Authority, Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), The Lagoons Sama Dubai, United Development Co., ABC Australia, Centennial Park Sydney, City of Wodonga, Crown, Fairfield City Council, IKEA, Maverick, Mercy Health Service, NSW Police, Oxfam Australia, Royal Exhibition Building Melbourne, Sydney Opera House, Uni of Wollongong, William Angliss Institute, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Academy for Sports Excellence Qatar , ADGAS, ADNOC, Arcapita Bank BSC., Asda’a Public Relations, Gasco, General Organization of Ports Bahrain, IIR Exhibitions, Mawhiba KSA, Mobile Telecommunications Co Kuwait, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa , Oman Tourism, Polaris Public Relations, Public Works Authority-Building Affairs, Bank Danamon (Indonesia), British High Commission (Singapore) Suntec City Development, Iskandar, Sony Ericsson , and more!NAB, ATO,ABC, Ark Consulting Group, Brisbane City Council, Buller Ski Lifts, Charles Sturt University, Dept of Natural Resources and Mines, Equestrian Federation of Australia, Frankston City Council, Hancock Events, HK Event Solutions, IKEA, Ingram Micro, Moreland City Council, Naked, Oxfam Australia, Queensland Gold Coast , RiskTech, Sporting Spectrum, TAFE Western Institute, Westpac, Calliden Ltd, AMI, Questacon, Healthvision, Energy Australia, Vero Insurance, Meat and Livestock Australia, Kintetsu, Tyndall Investment, Bahrain International Circuit, BATELCO, BP Exploration Caspian Sea, Economic Development Board, Ekkanoo, High Pro, Jeddah marketing board, Jordan River Foundation, Jordan Tourism Development Project, Ministry of Tourism, MTC Vodafone, Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Singapore Tourism Board, Supreme Commision for Tourism, The Art of Business, Aluminium Bahrain , Fastlink, Masterfoods Middle East FZE, Five Levels Company, Court of the Crown Prince, OmanExpo LLC, Jumairah Lake Towers, Emaar Properties, United Properties, Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority, Wataniya Telcommunications Co, Arab Insurance Group, , Department of Civil Aviation, , United Properties, CISCO, EQUATE Petro, Sharjah Commerce & Tourism Development Authority, Vodafone , Egypt, Microsoft, IBM, Air NZ, Fosters Group Ltd, William Angliss Institute of TAFE, Dept Environment & Heritage, Merck Sharp & Dohme (Aust) Pty Ltd, Geoscience Aust, Bluescope Steel Ltd, BHP Billiton, Dept Industry Tourism & Resources, Aust Maritime Safety Auth, Waitakere City Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Amgen Aust Pty Ltd, Airservices Aust, AXA Aust, DePuy, Monash Uni, Monash University Caulfield Campus – SIMS Invest Aust Southern Cross healthcare MBF Neurosciences VIC Ltd Schenker Australia Novartis Pharmaceuticals Aust Ltd Liverpool City Council Merck Sharp & Dohme (Aust) Pty Ltd Arcapita Bank Qatar General Electricity & Water Corp., Dept. of Tourism & Commerce Mktg., Saudi Development & Training Co., Zamil Industrial Investment Co., King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC, Royal National Agricultural Society, Goulburn District Tourism, Mice Magazine, Australian Hand Surgery Association, R A S Of NSW, Club NSW, City Of Sydney, NSW Dept Of Education & Training, Roads And Traffic Authority, City Of Sydney, R A S Of N S W, Roads And Traffic Authority, TAB Limited, Roads And Traffic Authority, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Roads And Traffic Authority, I D South Pacific, RCPA, Sealcorp Holdings Ltd, I C M S Australia, Roads And Traffic Authority, Historic House Trust Of NSW, United Sports Marketing, Brisbane City Council, United Sports Marketing, Royal Agricultural Society Of Tasmania, Burnie City Council, Brown & Root Services Asia Pacific P/L, Peter Jones Special Events, Food Sciences Australia, VRJ Risk Engineers, Victorian Workcover Authority, Hoo Marketing, Southern Grampians Shire, Australian Toy Assoc., Dubai Racing Club, Dept. of Tourism & Commerce Mktg., Banque Audi SAL., ADCO, City Neon Middle East, Dubai Men’s College, Arcapita Bank, Banque Audi SAL., Civil Aviation Affairs, Jumeirah International, Dept. of Tourism & Commerce Mktg., BP Middle East & South Africa, Dubai Racing Club, Mowasalat, UAE Offsets Group, Cisco Systems Middle East, Dubai Racing Club, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & RC, Qatar Golf Association, Zayed University, GASCO, Whakatane District Cuncil, Southern Cross healthcare, Waitakere City Council, Sky, Hewlit Packard, Event Direct, HK Event Solutions, Frankston City Council, Moreland City Council, Buller Ski Lifts, Westpac, Queensland Gold Coast, Brisbane City Council, Dept of Natural Resources and Mines, TAFE Western Institute, Oxfam Australia, Hancock Events, ABC, Ark Consulting Group, Equestrian Federation of Australia, Naked, Charles Sturt University, Sporting Spectrum, RiskTech, Ingram Micro,