Antony Hampel is a well-known events producer in Australia. He’s popularly known as Ant Hampel, he made a name in the entertainment and events management industry with over 25 years of extensive experience in producing and managing events for local and international celebrities and large businesses.
Antony Hampel studied at Victorian College of the Arts, got a Certificate in Art and Design. In the peak of his career, he founded Think Creative Events and Alive Events Agency. These are two of the Australia’s leading event management companies. Ant’s unique skills and passion has helped meet the needs of his top clients in creating events for a variety of audiences. Antony Hampel is expert in business events and event theming.
Career of Ant Hampel
Antony Hampel’s career as an event manager was ignited when he started working as a promotions manager for a radio station in Australia in 1990. Honing and improving his skills over years of experience on radio and television, that’s when he founded Think Creative Events in 1999. In 2007, The company was later sold to Commquest.
In 2010, Ant Hampel started Alive Events Agency, which is currently one of the most distinguished events agencies in Australia having produced over 600 successful events. He is also an integral part of the Van Egmond Group (VEG), which is an events production company in the entertainment industry in Australia. VEG also holds events in New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, China, and Malaysia.
Awards and career highlights
Ant Hampel’s creativity and brilliant ideas won him awards in the events industry and boosted his career. His awards and some of his most notable career highlights include the following:
The Sound Relief Concert Series in 2009 for the Australian Red Cross that raised about AUD$8m for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The concert series ran simultaneously in Melbourne and Sydney that included Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Kylie Minogue, John Farnham, Midnight Oil, and more.
The AC/DC Black Ice Concert Tour (Australia) in 2010, which marked a name in the Australian box office history with around 500,000 tickets sold in one day.
Best Launch Event award for Nine MSN.
Event of the Year award for Chloe Eau De Parfum (Coty Inc).
Best Exhibition Stand Design award for Commquest (Adma).
Helpmann Award for Best International Contemporary Concert – Prince 2011 (with VEG and Chugg Entertainment).
Box office record for “Riverdance” with over 1 million tickets sold (with VEG).
The AC/DC concert in 2015 that sold 520,000 tickets in just 3 hours that made it the fastest selling show in Australian Box Office History.
Nominated as Best Cultural, Arts, or Music Event for Fashion Full Stop (L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival).
Nominated as Best Corporate Event for Wynnsday (Treasury Wine Estates).
Nominated as Best Event Marketing Campaign” for the AC/DC Black Ice Tour.
Known for his ability to put up and manage unique and successful events, Ant Hampel was able to generate an impressive list of clientele. His clients include big-time celebrities and entertainers, as well as large local and global companies.
One of the first few celebrities he worked for included Jamiroquia, Massive Attack, M People, Roy Ayers, Des’ree, and Herbie Hancock. Building his career, he worked on concerts and events with VEG, as well as under Think Creative and Alive Events. These events included the Prince and AC/DC concerts, Riverdance, Jesus Christ Superstar, Michael Jackson History Tour, Kylie Minogue Concert, and Baz Luhrman event. He also did events for President Bill Clinton, Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, Michelle Rodriguez, and Charliz Theron.
Antony Hampel also managed company events for large brand names and corporations including 20th Century Fox, Samsung, Sony, Crown, BMW, L’Oreal, Bluescope Steel , A.F.L, Network 10, Moet Chandon, Marvel, ANZ, Jetstar, and Discovery Channel. He also produced events for the City Of Melbourne, Australian Federal Government, and many other big clients.
Other activities and affiliations
Ant Hampel also had other affiliations and worked for different causes. In September 2013, He was appointed as a consultant to the Board of Directors for Banksia Foundation. Banksia is a non-profit organization in Australia famous for its environmental awards that help promote sustainability.
Antony Hampel was also a member of International Special Events Society (ISES) Melbourne Chapter sharing his passion with other members. He also shared his expertise in many industry conferences and expos. He had lectures in different universities in Australia, including Victoria University, Boston University, Sydney University, and RMIT.
Among his other contributions included cause-related projects and events for charitable organizations like the Red Cross, Mirable Foundation, Are You OK Day, Fifteen, Y Gap, and Open Family.
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