About Event Management Solutions

Event Management Solutions Australia (EMS Australia) was founded in 2007 by Ian and Rebecca Harwood. With growth in the event market many of the established event delivery companies were focusing on developing their own portfolio of events. Unfortunately, this left charity events with limited options when looking for professional assistance in delivering their fundraising and awareness programs. This is where EMS Australia can bring professional, focused and delivery of world class event management solutions.

We are focused on providing a service to managed events at the highest level.

Specialising in mass-participation sporting events, Event Management Solutions Australia can offer a wealth of knowledge in the logistical procedures associated with developing and managing world-class large-scale events, such as participant registration, venue servicing, and risk management planning. Over the last twelve months EMS Australia have successfully delivered several events and have assisted the associated charities to raise over $3 million. EMS also offers services such as branding activation and have years of experience with representing brands and charities at events and exhibitions.

Ian Harwood

Ian is a leader in his field with 20 years of national and international experience on events ranging from charity runs, through to international World Championship events such as World Triathlon Championships.

Ian has been involved in the development of what are now iconic events, including The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane Fun Run, Mother’s Day Classic in Brisbane, Gladstone Botanic to Bridge Fun Run, MS Brissie to the Bay Bike Ride and the Noosa and Mooloolaba Multisport Festivals.

Ian has recently played a leading role in developing new events of an international scale, including the Cairns Adventure Festival and the 2012 Abu Dhabi International Triathlon. As the Enduro World Series (EWS) Asia-Pacific Coordinator, Ian has been an integral part of the development of mountain biking events across the Southern Hemisphere, particularly with bringing the EWS to Australia for the first time in 2017.

Rebecca Harwood

Rebecca, a founding partner of Event Management Solutions Australia, has spent much of the last 20 years managing major events across Australia and internationally. Rebecca had the opportunity to manage a variety of mass participation events, such as The Sunday Mail Bridge to Brisbane, the Noosa & Mooloolaba Multisport Festivals, Weet-Bix KidsTryathlon Australian Series, the Mother’s Day Classic Fun Run/Walk, the Noosa Long Weekend and Queensland’s biggest bike ride, the Wilson HTM Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge.

Following her international dream, Rebecca worked in Canada and the UK on a number of world class events such as the Snowboarding World Cup and the London Marathon. Rebecca also worked on the 2014 G20 Brisbane summit to provide venue, transport, and security management for the United States of America delegation.

Rebecca has built a strong reputation within the events industry and is widely recognised and respected as an expert in her field particularly in administration, logistics areas and client and sponsors servicing.