The Big Event Group specialise in large outdoor public events – ranging from Home and Garden Shows, Field Days and Food & Wine events. With over 60 years combined experience in the event industry we know what works.

The team is made up of like-minded passionate and creative people who focus on giving the best experience to exhibitors and visitors alike.

Their events are always award-winning, with every event at some point claiming an honour, either locally, state-wide or nationally.

So who are the people behind these Big Events?


Elizabeth Newham Nichols  /Event Producer and Manager

Elizabeth has over 20 years in event management from early days of organising street festivals and car shows during her time at News Limited, through to International events such as the World Fly Fishing Championships in Australia, the UK and Europe. She was also the founder of the Festival of Cricket, an event that ran in Bowral and is still running throughout the UK and Europe. Currently Elizabeth is the creator and manager for the Home & Garden Show in Bowral, The Small Farm Field Day in Moss Vale, the Festival of Flavour in Canberra …  plus she is working on another two major concepts that will be launched in 2017. She loves a challenge and seeing and idea through to fruition.


Bruce Nichols  / Account Manager

Bruce’s background spans not only advertising and account management for large advertising agencies; he is also skilled in brand management and marketing. Many people say Bruce could sell ice to Eskimoes and this is a talent he employs to ensure the mix of exhibitors not only works but also offers visitors a diverse experience. He also helps exhibitors to build or reinforce their brand through their display and offer – sometimes even giving them on-the-ground training at the event helping them to maximize the opportunity. He enjoys working with people and helping them to be the best they can.


Roger McAuliffe  /  Creative Director

As the key creative director such brands as Tourism WA, QANTAS, Mirage Resort … just to name a few … Roger brings a degree of new thinking to the event that always enhances the atmosphere and ambience. He always finds a way to do it better and more creatively.


If you have a Big Event idea that you would like to make happen, give us a call.