Who we are
The team at KMT Events comprises of Mary and Kelvin Tan.
Both Mary and Kelvin are skilled Information Technology (IT) professionals so they are both analytical, process-driven and have excellent project managements and organisational skills.
They are detailed, highly motivated problem solvers – loving challenge and budget conscious.
They embarked on event management business at the start of 2011.
Mary is passionate about conference, meeting and event management and strives to create a unique and special experience for her clients.She is an organized and disciplined who manages multiple tasks and high stress situations. She believes very strongly in connecting and building relationships, meeting and helping people.
Mary loves the challenge of putting an event together – dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s – ensuring all requirements are met.
Mary’s background is in Software Engineering (IT), coupled with project management, she is able to apply a methodical approach, with a fine attention to detail, which translates into smooth running events.
Mary is the current President of the Chinese Professional and Business Association (CPBA), Vice President of the Caribbean Society of Victoria (CaribVic) and a general committee member of Australian Chinese Events Committee (ACEC).
Kelvin is a self-motivated, creative professional who loves challenging projects.
Kelvin comes from an Information Technology (IT) background in the financial sector, working in many varied computer companies both in Melbourne and the UK.. Because of this, he has an analytical approach to event organizing which is an asset due to the many tasks involved.
He is involved with all aspects of the events with his strengths being in the project management of the event timeline, finance and budget expenses of the event. He is responsible for the cost analysis of events to determine ticket price and projected expenditure of the event.
He is involved with all aspects of the events with his strengths being in the project management of the event timeline, pricing analysis and the finance and budget expenses of the event.
Kelvin is a general committee member of the Chinese Professional and Business Association (CPBA).
Why we do it
Love the organisation of an event – putting all the elements together. An event is like a jigsaw where all the pieces have to slot together to make a successful event. When the last piece slots into place, it’s a wonderful feeling of achievement and satisfaction to see the client happy and the objective of the event met.
Who are our clients
Our clients come from varied industries including IT Consultancy, IT User Groups, Local BusinessCommunity, Direct Sales, Logistics and Freight Industry.
Our client base is Small to Medium businesses, especially the IT and Engineering sector, and Associations.
2014 was an important milestone for CPBA. We were required to hold a commemorative event for celebrate
our40thAnniversary. In order to achieve this, we needed professional guidance and hence, engaged the services of PAE.The Gala Dinner was held at The Hotel Windsor last August. It was a fantastic event! There was overwhelming feedback from the guests. Both Mary and Kelvin attended to the most minute details and the individual needs of our guests in organising this event.
Since then, we have retained PAE for further events and they have organized two other events to date for the sponsors (of the Gala Dinner). Both events were held at different locations and both met the objectives for the sponsors.
Thank you, Mary and Kelvin, for the hard work and great work.
- Jasper Kwok, President of The Chinese and Professional Association, CPBA
Corporate Family Day and Christmas Function, 2012
Attra Pty. Ltd
Thanks to Plan Ahead Events for helping us with our Work Christmas Party. Kelvin provided exceptional knowledge of the restaurants and entertainment around Melbourne. He was able to suggest the perfect venue to suit our budget and requirements. We had a very lovely party, with everything running smoothly thanks to Mary and Kelvin’s thorough and detailed planning. We will certainly be using Plan Ahead Events for our future functions.
Louise Coates, Sale Support, Attra Pty Ltd., January 2012
2-day Conference, 2011 – 2012
Dear Mary and Kelvin,
I was impressed with your professionalism; but more importantly, you went out of your way to ensure that our Conference ran smoothly from start to finish. I have organised many Conferences, but this was the first time I felt totally relaxed in the knowledge that Plan Ahead Events had taken control of everything. This reduced my own workload tremendously, because you took on many tasks that I normally would have had to do.
Your words when we initially met to discuss planning for our Conference were “Don’t worry, leave the worrying to us” were not empty words. You came through with your promise.
Thank you Plan Ahead Events. I would not hesitate to use your services again for future Conferences.
Lorraine Almeida, Monash College, Clayton, Melbourne, September 2012
Service Award Function, 2012
Professional Bookkeeping Service
We were very happy with PAE organisation, attention to detail, sourcing of venue, musicians & gifts, follow-up with menu, flowers, vases, cake, programme, etc. and from our perspective, it was also very good value for money spent. We were very impressed with the attention given to our dietary restrictions. Over all we much appreciated that we were provided individual costs for all required items with a “professional PAE fee” on top, rather than having the PAE fee incorporated into each item. Overall, it’s irrelevant whichever method is used as either way would achieve the same outcome, but I always prefer the “honest” method, which is what PAE provided for PBS. The greatest value for us was in having professionals (Mary & you = PAE) overseeing the whole event.
Helen Stenhouse, Director, PBS, Melbourne, November 2012
Award Lunch, 2011
“I called Kelvin to see if he could help me out with a work function I had to organise in a few days! Even though this was very short notice Kelvin and Mary responded to me straight away with several great options. They were very helpful, I just told them what we were looking for and they found the perfect place, the food and atmosphere was great!
Thanks so much for all your help Kelvin and Mary you made this task for me very easy!! “
Jessica Walker, Area Manager, Westfarmer Insurance, Melbourne, July 2011