Why Australia?


Australia is an island, a country and a continent but most of all it is a dream destination offering spectacular sceneryunique experiences and hidden gems.

  • The Australian landscape offers true diversity with desertscoral reefsrainforests, beautiful beaches and more.
  • Whether it’s enjoying the great food and award-winning wines whilst visiting the sophisticated cities of Sydney and Melbourne or taking in the natural beauty of our World Heritage sites, Australia has it all.
  • Sure, most destinations around the world have friendly locals but an Aussie welcome will last long in the memory. If you thought the people were friendly, wait ’til you meet our native animals up close and personal.
  • With so many memorable experiences for the most discerning incentive or meeting programme packed into one island, where does one start? With our infographic of course.

With the ability to design and deliver programmes across Australia, the dynamic team at Ovation Australia can bring a creative twist and bespoke experience to your next meeting, incentive or event.

Our strong supplier relationships, extensive experience in operations and complex logistics ensure seamless delivery every time. We truly pride ourselves in offering total event solutions and a uniquely Australian experience – we love what we do and provide that all-important personal touch on every programme.

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Come and be Inspired by Australia

We have done group incentive travel all over the world, and the Ovation Australia team ranks at the top of the list when it comes to spending time to understand what customer impact you are trying to achieve, and then, despite an impossibly short time frame, they deliver magnificent events beyond your expectations. The team are rock stars. If you are serious about outstanding group travel results, hire the Ovation Australia team – and then relax.

Bill Glockner, CEO at Hirsch Pipe & Supply Co.

Our company executed our 3 most exclusive incentives for our top distributor groups to Queenstown, Melbourne and Sydney. The service that we received from Ovation Australia was outstanding, from the planning to the execution of the event. The staff were really helpful, professional, they had the best attitude and it is without doubt one of the best incentive events ever performed. We also received a very high percentage of satisfaction in our surveys and this for sure was in good part because of Ovation Australia.

Cynthia Aliskowsky – Amway Latin America

I've worked with Ovation teams all over the world to plan virtual events since lockdown, and I am always blown away by their work; Sonja and Liliana are two of their best. I have now done two events with them (virtual for us, but in person for their teams) and they are fantastic to work with. They pull in incredible, genuine vendors, who highlight the most amazing sites and experiences in New Zealand. They are responsive, professional, and fun to work with - hosting all events with positive energy and enthusiasm. Each event is an improvement of the last and I look forward to continuing to work with them on cutting edge and revolutionary experiences- and hopefully seeing them again in person someday!

Alyssa Barnea, CMP, Haute Rock Creative, Austin, TX, USA

Take a look at our sample meeting and incentive programmes in Australia to find out how you can make the most of your trip to this fascinating country.

Our Team

Sonja Söderbom | Director, Destination Management

Sonja is a thought leader in the Australian DMC space bringing over 20 years’ of experience in meetings, incentives and events management. With a strong operations background, Sonja has designed, project lead and executed award-winning programs from 20 to 13,000 people across all industry sectors including high-profile corporate incentives for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

Leonie Tonge | Account Director

Leonie is a talented Director of both Incentive Programs and Events and produces outstanding results for her clients. With a strong 17 years in the industry, Leonie has extensive experience working with clients from all over the world, driven by a determination to make every event a memorable experience she is focused on exceeding her client's objectives through creativity, logistics, strong budget management and in-depth destination knowledge. Leonie is warm and personable and is able to develop a bond and connection with her clients that assists in anticipating their needs and providing a true partnership. Her experience and achievements in her role have gained her a highly respected position in the Incentives and Events Industry.

Sara Halbwirth | Account Director

With 15 years experience in the tourism and events industry, Sara's expertise lies in full event lifecycle management, from pitch development to on-site operational delivery. Her strong client management skills, coupled with extensive budget management expertise and problem solving abilities ensures seamless execution of programs. Having worked in renowned event destinations, Sara possesses a deep understanding of the MICE market and has developed strong relationships with national and international representatives.

Maggie Diasinos | Account Director

With over 23 years of experience in hotels, Maggie brings extensive experience in client management, event operations and negotiation to our Ovation Oceania team. Maggie’s passion is creating the ultimate meeting, incentive or event in Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti and Fiji as a leading DMC brand and looks to create lasting memories and lifelong friendships for everyone who experiences an Ovation program. She has held positions on the SITE Australia New Zealand Board, lead projects aligned with the FIFA Women’s World Cup and worked across many brands in the Automotive, IT, Finance and Real Estate sectors.

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Sonja Söderbom

Level 2, 19 Harris Street, Pyrmont NSW, 2009, Australia


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