Motive Conventions


At Motive Conventions we believe our biggest strength, and the most compelling reason that clients appoint us to handle their event planning, is our ability to take the hard work out of planning and staging a successful conference, convention or meeting.

For the past 28 years Motive Conventions has been shouldering the responsibility of planning and staging successful events for clients ranging in size from the most intimate of gatherings to mega-sized get-togethers! And we have approached each of these events with the same level of meticulous planning and attention to detail that is designed to deliver a memorable event for our clients with a minimum amount of stress.

Originally part of the Motive Travel Group, Motive Conventions are linked to Motive through AM Events, a company started by Angelina Calver and Maree Licastro.

Angelina and Maree head up a team of experienced professionals who are driven by a passion to provide a high quality, professional, personalised and uncomplicated service covering every aspect of conference and event planning, including travel and accommodation arrangements (through Motive Travel), marketing and promotion, venue sourcing and hire, catering, partner programs and excursions, planning, staging and post-event follow-up.


We are a small, close-knit and mobile group who work seamlessly together to plan and stage every event we manage. Each of us has an individual role to fill but we combine together to deliver on every aspect of the event’s planning and staging.

Angelina Calver

Angelina has been involved in event planning on both a voluntary and paid basis for more than twenty years. A successful businesswoman in her own right, she and her husband operated a Mortgage Gallery franchise in regional WA for many years.

She brings diverse experience, in the staging of both sporting and social events, and overall guidance to the AM Events team.

“The highest compliment for a coordinator is for an organisation to request the same coordinator year after year as we have done.  Angelina consistently came up with new ideas for themes, music, food and entertainment.  From seminars and award nights, to very upmarket themed balls, nothing fazed her and the accolades flowed.Her innovative ideas in decorating, interpretation and the combined use of colour, and general knowledge of procurement, make her an outstanding event coordinator.She is honest, reliable and dedicated.”Lee – Functions Manager

Maree Licastro

With a Diploma in Event Management & Hospitality behind her, Maree has been an Event Manager for over six years, overseeing and organising gala events, conferences and awards nights, and training expos.

Attention to detail, personalised friendly service and a passion to succeed are hallmarks of Maree’s approach to every event she organises for satisfied AM Events clients.

“When it comes to organising major events, I can honestly say no-one in my experience does it better than Maree Licastro.  She is the consummate professional.Maree has a real flair for events … She knows how to book the right entertainment and novelty acts, secure the necessary sponsorship and manage the finances.   This has been absolutely essential for our Fire Ball events … that raise money for the Princess Margaret Hospital Burns Unit.Andy Thomas – President
National Fire Industry Association WA Inc

Shelley Ure

For the past twelve years Shelley has kept her ever-watchful eye on the I/T and marketing aspect of event management and coordination. Her experience in this field included working in London as a Personal Assistant to an international Planning Director with one of Europe’s leading advertising agencies.

Shelley cut her teeth as Conference Manager for the annual Mortgage Gallery franchisees convention, an ongoing commitment in which she has had over a decade of involvement.

Kerry Hardingham

Kerry is the lady who controls the ‘purse strings’, treating every cent she receives as her own. She is a whizz at budgeting and accounting for outgoing and incoming funds, liaising on the collection of conference fees, contracting and payment of trusted suppliers and generally making sure that every dollar of the client’s budget is not only accounted for but put to good use as well.

If you’re looking for a hands-on event planning team you can trust to deliver a hassle-free enjoyable experience for your organisation, give us your budget, your wish list and your expectations and we will give you an event you will never forget!

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We will:
• Offer a fixed competitive and realistic fee structure  – with no hidden charges.

• Respond to inquiries within a 24-hour period from receipt.

• Offer free in-house professional advice on travel, accommodation and pre & post tour options.

• Provide regular weekly update reports or as requested.

• Bank monies received promptly into the conference bank account.

• Make freely available contact details of reliable, competent and competitively priced subcontractors we regularly use within the events industry.

• Ensure all staff are fully conversant with your programme of event.

What we will not do:
• Tie clients into any form of notice period on contracts

• Charge for day-to-day emails, telephone or fax calls, parking or other ancillary office costs

• Insist on clients utilising subcontractors of our choice

• Re-invoice conference costs from subcontractors, venues or airlines

• Appoint junior and/or inexperienced staff to liaise with, or manage, inquiries from committee members, sponsors or delegates.

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