Our Speakers 2019

BoothCon is dedicated to bringing key industry experts from home and abroad to teach, and network with, our rapidly growing local photo booth industry. We want very attendee to leave our convention with more knowledge than they entered with, empowered to make positive changes in their own businesses and bring about further growth and success

Speakers are still being sought for BoothCon 2019 and will be added to this page as they are confirmed. Please check back periodically for updates.

If you would like to register your interest in speaking please get in contact we would love to hear from you.

Steve Bliesner

Steve Bliesner

The Wilkes Booth Co

Steve has had a massive impact on the international photo booth scene with his successful AU/UK hire business “The Photo Booth Guys” and with “The Wilkes Booth Co” manufacturing bespoke booths and “The Lab” with graphic overlays. Steve is well known as being extremely helpful and generous with his knowledge and a great guest speaker having wowed delegates at the US expo’s PBX and PBPI for the last 4 years.

Ryan Salinas

Ryan Salinas

Super Boothers / URBN Events

After a SOLD OUT Master Class in 2018 Ryan Salinas is back! An American photographer, designer and business marketing and media consultant, he currently operates a photography and photo booth company in San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Las Vegas. He is also co host of the Super Boothers photo booth business podcast. Ryan cant wait to get back down under and share how he makes money whilst he sleeps with his Permanent Installs Master Class.

Kevin Van Nguyen

Kevin Van Nguyen

Awesome Photo Booths

Kevin is a serial entrepreneur, investor and your local Photo Booth expert. He is big on empowering and passing on his knowledge and skills to others. He believes in motivating and uplifting those around him. Kevin has developed an exceptional career in starting and operating multiple businesses. After completing over 1600 events, Kevin is keen to share his insider’s secrets.

Meet The Speaker (Video)

Colin Richardson

Colin Richardson

Adept Photo Booths

Colin is a Sponsorship and Marketing professional with 10 years experience in professional sport, stadium and venue management. Aside from running the successful Adept Photo Booths Colin is currently the VenuesWest Sponsorship and Sales Manager for 13 major Perth venues inc Optus and NIB stadiums and Perth Arena.

A strong advocate of Relationship Marketing, Colin has a thirst for knowledge and is a regular on the photo booth educational circuit in Oz and USA. Based on his experience with his photo booth business, Colin will share some tangible examples of successful sponsorship strategies that you can implement into your photo booth business.

Peter Dancewicz

Peter Dancewicz

Good Good SEO

Peter Dancewicz is a widely respected Perth marketing strategist who understands how to navigate the ever-changing online landscape. He has facilitated web projects, launched many websites, and trained business owners to manage their online presence. Peter understands the marketing process and how it directly affects a company’s ROI. Peter practices and believes in strong and clean content-based marketing that search engines love.

Peter is also an in-demand photographer and photobooth service provider making him ideally suited to teach BoothCon attendees on “How to harness online content to propel your business online”. Peter is very excited to finally make it to BoothCon to share his knowledge and meet with the wider photo booth community.

Annabelle Davidson

Annabelle Davidson

Social Playground

The self-confessed social media addict has centered her successful business, Social Playground, around the mainstay media form and is building a global empire based on harnessing instant social engagements. She is an expert in driving social media engagement at events and is looking forward to speaking about “How to build high performance teams” to help other boothers grow and scale their businesses like she has.

Danny van der Nguyen

Danny van der Nguyen

Snap Snap

Danny is qualified Mechatronics Engineer with 3 years working as a Software Engineer for British Aerospace Engineering Systems. He started Snap Snap 5 years ago out of his parents house whilst at University with one diy closed booth built using tutorials from Google and YouTube. He has now grown Snap Snap to 7 photo booths and have a team of 6 working out of a dedicated studio and service over 200 events a year. Danny is excited to share his knowledge and insights to help fellow boothers.

Meet The Speaker (Video)

Chris Wong

Chris Wong

Open Booths

Chris is the owner of Open Booths, a content focused photo booth company based in Sydney. In 2016 Chris created Photo Booth Owners Australia / New Zealand, a community with the ethos of offering support to one another. With a reputation in the community as one to help others by providing practical information, Chris continues to produce videos to help educate those who wish to improve both their photo booth business and their personal business acumen. He returns to BoothCon to offer a more personalised learning experience, allowing the community to ask specific questions and offer deep circumstantial advice. His aim is to help others develop their fundamental understanding of business in the context of the photo booth, corporate, marketing and events industries.

Meet The Speaker (Video)

Dennie Hirsch

Dennie Hirsch

Mojo Photo Events and Activations

Dennie Hirsch is the CEO of Mojo Photo Events & Activations. With 9 years of experience in the photo booth business, Dennie will show you how to make the move from social events into the corporate brand world of activations. Dennie’s company operates over 500 events a year out of Edmonton and Calgary across Canada. After doing thousands of social events and attending all of the industry conferences. Dennie realised what he had to do in order to attract the high end demanding corporate client. Social events are the bread and butter of the industry. Corporate activations are the cream on top. Dennie is coming to ‘Stralia for the first time to teach you what works and what doesn’t!

Meet The Speaker (Video)

Robert Lindquist

Robert Lindquist

PBX (Photo Booth Expo Las Vegas)

40 years ago, Robert walked away from a career in Broadcasting and started an advertising agency. To supplement his income and feed his obsession for music, he also began DJ’ing for weddings and other private events. Within a couple of years, his DJ business was doing far better than his ad agency. Encouraged by his peers, he wrote one of the first How-To books for starting a profitable DJ entertainment service, which led to the launch of “Mobile Beat – The DJ Magazine,” the largest magazine (and trade show) for Mobile DJs in North America. In 2016, He began working with Rob Savickis (Producer of PBX) as the show’s Director of Media and Marketing Communication, he also operates FLXWebDesign and Dayspring Communications. After weathering 40 years of Self-Employment, Robert has learned how to survive and enjoys encouraging others in their journey to make it on their own.

Meet The Speaker (Video)

Brandon Wong

Brandon Wong

Photobooth Supply Co

Brandon Wong and Katrina Santos started a wedding photography company ten years ago. Shortly afterwards, they bought a photo booth in an effort to grow their business. It was large, took poor photos, and didn’t match their aesthetic. So… they built their own.
A few months later, they realized that their product could help other companies grow as well. They signed up to exhibit the photo booth at a trade show to other photographers. In three weeks, they built Photobooth Supply Co from the ground up. The exhibition was a success and Brandon immediately purchased an engagement ring.
Today, the married couple and their team at Photobooth Supply Co. they have helped hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their financial, creative, and personal goals. Their mission is to continue to create meaningful business opportunities to capture memories.
Maria Abacan

Maria Abacan

Photobooth Design Co

Maria Abacan, photobooth guru, mother of two, and caffeine addict – first started her booth journey with partner and Co-owner Sonny Galindo in 2012 when they first established, The Booth Box.  Initially motivated by the idea to spend more time enjoying life, family and interests, this booth journey soon became their way of life.  Fast forward to today, the duo have since established Photobooth Design Co. and Shutter Booth.  Through these brands, they work with leading industry names to service about 250+ activations within Melbourne each year, design and manufacture booths for those wanting to start their own business and supply photobooth related products to the booth industry world-wide.

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