Sean Callanan chats with Visit Victoria‘s Damien de Bohun on bringing major sports and arts events to Victoria.

On this podcast you'll learn about:

  • Damien de Bohun on his career in sports business started
  • How Damien's role with Cricket Australia and the A-League provided him with right experience in his current role with Visit Victoria
  • How Visit Victoria brings major sporting events and partnerships to Victoria
  • What makes Melbourne a successful major sports events city
  • How Visit Victoria tells Melbourne's story through the major events
  • Why Visit Victoria is behind esports
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Melbourne is a global event city. It really is in the DNA of this city it probably defines in many ways who Melbourne is.

Damien de Bohun

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Highlights from podcast with Damien de Bohun

4:01 Damien de Bohun looks back on his sports career in cricket and football

4:47 On making his start with Cricket Australia to make cricket a sport for all Australians

7:32 Heading the transition of A-League helping the league through an important growth phase.

9:19 How much Damien enjoyed working with the W-League players

10:29 Getting kids involved in sports and why it is so important

11:22 Damien’s current role in Visit Victoria and why sports is a big part of it

13:45 Why Melbourne is a go-to city worldwide for major sports and cultural events

17:33 How do deals and partnerships for major events come together

22:32 Damien on how Visit Victoria tells the Melbourne's story through major events

24:25 Melbourne becoming a bucket list destination for golf and cycling among others

26:56 Why Visit Victoria invested in Melbourne Esports Open

30:33 Sports Geek Closing Five

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41:09 Join the conversations in Sports Geek Nation AMA. Sign up on now if you haven’t

42:30 Sean will be going back in the comedy stage again at the School of Hard Knock Knocks. Get your tickets now

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This week on the Sports Geek Nation AMA stage we have Karen Lunn, Chief Executive Officer for the Australian Ladies Professional Golf (ALPG).

Prior to her role, Karen was a professional golfer and spent most of her career competing on the Ladies European Tour, ALPG, LAGT and the US LPGA. Her most prestigious victory came in 1993 at the Women’s British Open where she was also topped the Order of Merit.

In 1999, Karen was elected to the LET Board of Directors as a Player Director and in 2004 she was elected to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Karen also mentored many young ALPG players as well as working as a TV commentator at several women’s golf events.

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