New World Travel & Events founder Debbie Bird is one of the city’s best known and respected event managers with over 20 years hands-on experience. She has produced major cultural events for government, staged massive concerts, and created jaw-dropping entertainment experiences for clients from all over the world. Debbie’s passion and commitment has also seen her lend her talents to a number of philanthropic projects including The African Dance Theatre.
Debbie has been involved with event and project management and various philanthropic projects for nearly 20 years.
Her career started in the hospitality industry with the Halcyon Hotel Group which included Blues Restaurant, The Bay Hotel and various other restaurants and hotels. The group was known for its trendsetting innovation in location, décor, service standards and cuisine as well as for free-thinking management style and marketing techniques. Her work with the group taught her the values that she implements in her work to this day – passion, integrity, nothing is impossible and nothing is not her job.
Debbie has amassed vast experience over the years. Her resumé boasts a wide variety of events from large-scale public events, high-end discerning corporates, inbound international travel groups and sensitive community work to promote social cohesion and economic empowerment.
A highlight of her career is The African Dance Theatre, an ongoing development and empowerment project. The theatre team have a special family bond and deliver world renown music, song and dance performances as well as team-building workshops.
Debbie’s strengths lie in her ability to understand each client’s unique needs, designing the ideal solution for any event and conferencing needs. She is obsessed with attention to detail – and through this is able to consistently deliver the magic– on time and to the highest standard.