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Pop Ups 101

Get started with practical advice from industry reps.

2 October 2012

So many new and interesting events and stores have been popping up all over the city. Our Pop Ups 101 free workshop offers practical advice to help get you started. During 2012 this highly successful series of workshops has helped hundreds of small business owners and operators get an overview of common issues faced when setting up and running a business. This, our last in the series, features experienced, engaged guest speakers, industry representatives.

Michael Abbott, Manager Events & Filming Liaison, City of Sydney


Michael has been the City's Events and Filming Liaison Manager for over 7 years. Together with a small team, he manages all third party events, filming and other temporary uses on the City's land. The events he manages range from small community gatherings and art installations through to mass participation events like Sydney Festival and the Mardi Gras Parade. Michael also represents the City on the Events Operations Group, an event planning group comprising the key government organisations facilitated by the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet. Prior to his role at the City, he worked as a producer for a small film, video and multimedia production company called MCM. He has a Communications degree and post graduate qualifications in Marketing.

Andrew Rees, Area Planning Manager, City of Sydney
Podcast part 1

Andrew Rees is a qualified Town Planner with 20 years' experience working as a development assessment & strategic planner in several Council's throughout the Sydney Metropolitan region. Andrew's present role at the City of Sydney is Area Planning Manager in the 'Planning Assessments Unit' which are responsible for the assessment and determination of all types of land uses (including commercial, retail, residential, educational, industrial etc) and construction of new buildings associated with all these types of uses.

Case Study: Pop Up Events. Michael Abbott & Andrew Rees

Andrew Rees, Area Planning Manager, City of Sydney
Podcast part 2

Christopher Yiallouros, Commercial Property, Kellys Property Group


Christopher joined Kellys in 2007 and is passionate about developing tailored strategies to satisfy a diverse range of commercial and retail clients in the ever popular inner west market. He also BA Hons degree in Physical Geography and English and a Graduate Diploma in Urban Development.

Case Study: Pop Up into a Building. Andrew Rees and Christopher Yiallouros

Kate Murray, Senior Manager Culture, City of Sydney


Kate's team, Creative City, manages a number of cultural projects including the development of the City's Cultural Policy, research and sector initiatives, creative place making and creative space provision. Kate is also a Board Member of Renew Newcastle.

Last updated: Friday, 6 December 2013